A new rear-mount aerial platform for Truckee Meadows (NC) Fire & Rescue is in service and helping the department provide a wider array of services, inlcuding high-angle rescue. Previously, firefighters said they ahd to rely on ladder trucks from surrounding areas. Officials say the new truck will let the department serve its customers better.
The truck features a 2,000-gpm pump and carries more specialized equipment. The truck is also allowing the department to add a fourth firefighter to the station to staff the rig.