Latest Investment In Public Safety Arrives At Central Fire Station
December 12, 2018
Mayor Brian Arrigo joined Fire Chief Chris Bright Monday afternoon to unveil the newest addition to the City’s firefighting force, a KME Ladder Truck that goes into service as the new Ladder 2 operating out of Central Fire Station on Broadway.
Mayor Arrigo cited the city’s growth as a catalyst for modernization of public safety vehicles. “As we continue to grow as a city, it is important that our emergency services meet the demands to keep our residents safe. Investing in public safety means more than just manpower, it also means outfitting our men and women with the proper equipment they need to successfully do their job,” the Mayor said.
The Tractor-Drawn Aerial (TDA) truck measures 100 feet from front to rear with a 100-foot vertical reach. The TDA model truck provides the kind of maneuverability necessary to navigate Revere’s narrow streets and intersections, with the rear steering position, the tiller, steering independently from the front of the truck. According the manufacturer’s website, which features a photo of the Revere truck, the vehicle provides maximum visibility from the tiller position and over 500 cubic feet of storage.
Mayor Arrigo pointed out that the new ladder truck is the latest example of investments into the City’s fleet of vehicles. “We’ve invested in new equipment for the Department of Public Works, a new Senior Shuttle for the Department of Elder Affairs, a new truck for the Police Department Traffic Division,” said the Mayor. “I am proud of my administration’s track record that will enhance the City’s ability to meet the expectations of the residents and businesses who call Revere ‘home’ and improve the quality of life for everyone.”