A newer ladder truck was placed into service earlier this month at San Bernardino County Fire Station 304, a fire official said.
The 2008 Pierce Quint Aerial Ladder Truck was purchased used for $376,000, less than half the price for a new one, and went into service last Tuesday, according to County Fire spokesman Jeff Allen.
With only 15,000 accrued miles, the truck replaces the Hesperia station’s 1999 model that had over 200,000 miles and will now be retired.
The newer truck was previously owned by Southern California Edison and protected the since-closed San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station in Orange County.
The High Desert boasts three of six ladder trucks operated by County Fire. In addition to station 304, trucks are also housed at stations 311 and 314 in Victorville.
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