Michele Anderson, Public Safety Communications Manager, No Phone Number Available
Wednesday, August 3, 2016 at 4:55 p.m.
The Spokane Fire Department put a new ladder truck into service at Station 1 as part of a commitment to replace and improve critical public safety equipment.
Ladder 1, as the truck will be known, is part of $26 million set aside by the mayor and City Council to fund police and fire vehicles and equipment over six years. The ladder went into service this week and was officially dedicated Tuesday during a “push-in” ceremony at Station 1.
The public safety capital mechanism was a recommendation of the Fire Task Team, a joint citizen and city committee that evaluated the city’s fire and emergency medical service delivery. The ladder is the first new Spokane Fire Department apparatus since 2009. It replaces a truck that served Spokane for 22 years.
“That is unheard of for a city our size and a system as busy as ours,” said Fire Chief Bobby Williams.