RENO, Nev. (KOLO) After an older ladder truck failed, the Reno Fire Department made an emergency purchase of $200,000 for a new high-apparatus fire truck. RFD says this is essential to search and rescue, especially in high rise fire situations.
"We have high rises in town, anything above three stories, and we don't have ground ladders that can reach that high so it's nice to have a ladder truck" Jeremy White, an operator at RFD, says.
White says they are crucial to search and rescue.
"I feel we should have four trucks in service," White says.
Division Chief of Fleet and Facilities Seth Williams says he expects this truck to be in full service by the end of August.
"And in the future we plan to go to four trucks as we did in the past," Williams says.
The ladder on this truck is 110 feet and will call Station 3 its home.