A new custom built ladder truck has been placed into service at Fire Station 28 in southwest Houston.
The 2021 ladder truck is a custom built, 105-foot, aerial ladder unit manufactured by Spartan Emergency Response Vehicles. It is able to move up to 1,500 gallons per minute with the water nozzle having the ability to be moved for better access to roofs, windows, or stokes basket rescues.
The interior of the unit is also well equipped for members safety with eight airbags, including those that protect from side impacts, knee bags, and full side curtain airbags. The unit also came fully equipped with a compliment of tools, radios, air packs and saws at a total price of $1,740,000.
The funding was approved by Mayor Sylvester Turner to replace the previous unit which was destroyed in a fire.
Fire Chief Samuel Peña says “I would like to thank Mayor Sylvester Turner and City Council for their continued support in protecting our citizens.”