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JCFD unveils new fire ladder truck

May 24, 2018

Fire TruckThe Johns Creek Fire Department (JCFD) unveiled its newest fire truck this morning at Station #61.

The 59-foot long Tractor Drawn Aerial ladder truck weighs more than 68,000 pounds and has a driver seat in the front and rear, making it highly maneuverable. 

The truck is similar in capacity to the JCFD fire engine unveiled in February but the new vehicle has the 100-foot vertical reach on the ladder.

JCFD held a “push-in” ceremony during the unveiling, which is a tradition of fire department personnel moving the truck into the fire station.

The department currently has five engines and three aerial ladder trucks. The new aerial ladder will replace Truck 61 at the Medlock Bridge station.

The ladder truck cost $1.25 million.