The ceremony was held in conjunction with another ribbon-cutting for Red Bluff’s newly-completed Sacramento River Boat Ramp.
The Red Bluff Fire Department’s (RBFD’s) new $1.2 million 2020 ladder truck is a major upgrade, replacing its 1998 engine. RBFD Captain Mark Moyer said the new ladder will improve the response time of his crews as well as give them a better working ladder.
Lastly, Moyer said the biggest difference in the new truck is its 2,000-gallon-per-minute (gpm) pump, an increase from the 1,500-gpm pump on the 1998 truck. It also offers the RBFD a larger cab.
Another major difference is the new ladder is city-owned rather than funded by the county.