Published on: December 5th, 2013
After being built in different parts of the United States, a brand new Rosenbauer is at home in Canada.
“The body was made in the South Dakota city of Lyons, the chassis was built in the Minnesota municipality of Wyoming, and the aerial ladder comes from Freemont, Nebraska,” InsideOttawaValley.com’s Steve Newman reported.
The $860,000 rig is equipped with a 104-foot ladder and can seat six Renfrew firefighters, Newman wrote.
There are also many safety features, including cameras for the driver on both sides and the back end of the truck, and numerous air bags. The ladder also has a platform at the end with a weight capacity of 1,000 pounds, or enough to carry two firefighters and two or three rescued individuals. The reserve truck has no bucket or platform at the ladder’s end.
Members of the Renfrew Fire Department introduced the public to the new rig during an open house last month.
Read Newman’s full story on InsideOttawaValley.com here.