MONTCLAIR, NJ - A new fire truck arrived for the Montclair Fire Department back in January, TAPinto Montclair first reported. However, the unveiling didn't take place until Tuesday, when the truck arrived at its permanent home at Fire Station #2.
A dedication ceremony held at Fire Station #2, located at 588 Valley Road, unveiled the new truck and placed it on the road for operation, officials announced.
The firefighting apparatus is a 2016 Pierce Arrow XT 105’ Aerial Ladder Truck that features a 105’ heavy duty steel ladder with a pre-piped waterway, LED lighting, a variety of rescue equipment, power and hand tools.
“The new ladder truck shows Council’s commitment not only to the safety of Montclair and Glen Ridge citizens but also to our firefighters,” said Fire Chief John Herrmann.
“It is a major investment in our public safety capabilities, allowing our personnel to respond quickly and safely to any incident.”
The truck represents a total capital cost of $847,000.