Shelton (CT) Purchases $1.35M Ladder Fire Apparatus

Courtesy of Fire Department Facebook

Shelton has purchased a 2020 Pierce Ascendant 100-foot aerial tower for $1.35 million from Pierce Manufacturing, reports Shelton Herald.

The truck’s arrival is expected in mid-December and will replace a 1997 tower truck. For the past four years, a committees has been working on a design to meet the department’s needs. The apparatus committee will work with Pierce Manufacturing on mounting equipment, graphics and training.

The fire department posted on Facebook, “The new Aerial Tower will be called “Truck 3” and will provide fire protection for its first due district in the downtown area as well as the entire City of Shelton. Truck 3 has a 300 gallons water tank and is capable of pumping 2000 gallons of water per minute. This 100’ aerial tower will provide multiple different facets for rescue and fire suppression.”

The fire department has two 79-foot aerial ladders that also have the capability to serve as pumpers; four fire engines; one engine/tanker; one tanker; two heavy rescues; one light duty rescue; one medium duty rescue; four marine units; two brush fire units; one ATV ; and now the 100-foot aerial tower.

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