Cleveland Division of Fire Adds New Aerial Ladder

Friday, February 24, 2017

Provides added resource to serve residents in Mount Pleasant neighborhood

CLEVELAND, Ohio – The City of Cleveland continues its commitment to neighborhood residents with the addition of an $800,000 fire truck. The new truck and other planned critical offerings are part of a larger plan by Mayor Frank G. Jackson to enhance the quality of life in Cleveland neighborhoods.

“The City of Cleveland is committed to providing our first responders the tools they need to protect themselves and our citizens, said Mayor Jackson. “This new, state-of-the-art truck is just one example of how we’re ensuring safety and success for the people.”

Cleveland Division of Fire hosted a demonstration of the truck’s capabilities at the Fire Training Academy Station at 3101 Lakeside Ave. East, Cleveland, 44114 on Friday, Feb. 24 at 1:30p.m.

Mayor Jackson, who announced his 2017 budget enhancements on February 1st, promised Cleveland residents a renewed focus on critical services in area neighborhoods. Services such as police, fire and Emergency Medical Services will all receive significant increases in staff and equipment as a result of Issue 32.

The Division of Fire has increased its budget by $2.8 million, with an additional fire company, support personnel, safety equipment and a records system update. The new truck is not part of the 2017 budget, but as the City moves ahead, the enhanced funding will help meet the needs of local citizens through increased manpower.

“The addition of the new ladder is one of several significant steps in helping our firefighters serve residents,” said Fire Chief Angelo Calvillo. “Our team is committed to protecting our neighborhoods and we’re confident we have the resources to accomplish the task.”

The truck is assigned to Ladder 36 in the city’s Mount Pleasant neighborhood. The station provides a variety of neighborhood services including emergency entry,  search and rescue, ventilation, extrication, elevator rescue and operates a Rapid Intervention Team (RIT).

With the acquisition of a new vehicle, the station will have 11 front line and three alternate trucks. The new truck features a ladder extending up to 109 feet, and a pump capacity of 2,000 gallons per minute. The master stream is rated at 1,000 gallons per minute. The truck is equipped with state-of-the-art lighting and exterior detailing. The truck also will provide a safety zone for emergency responders operating on the roadways.

For more information about the Cleveland Division of Fire’s new truck, or Mayor Jackson’s 2017 enhanced budget, visit www.city.cleveland.oh.us.

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