Superheroes can leap over tall buildings, but when you’re stuck in a fire emergency high above the ground, you need the assistance of the right equipment.
With safety and service in mind, the City of Coral Gables has purchased a new state-of the- art fire ladder truck with an aerial platform that can extend up to 100 feet in almost any direction. This vehicle replaces a 1985 model that has been in service for 28 years.
Recently, members of the Coral Gables City Commission received a tour of the new fire truck, which will be in service soon, ready to assist in any emergencies happening on single family structures or tall buildings in Downtown Coral Gables. Aside from its water-pumping capabilities, the platform features a control panel to monitor critical information and a video camera. Real time data and video can be sent wirelessly to a command center on the ground. The cost of the new truck was $1.1 million.