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The city unveiled the newest $1.6 million addition to the city’s firefighting force, a KME Ladder Truck going into service as the new Ladder 2 operating out of Central Fire Station on Broadway.
“As we continue to grow as a city, it is important that our emergency services meet the demands to keep our residents safe,” said Mayor Brian Arrigo. “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 Tractor-Drawn Aerial truck measures 100 feet from front to rear with a 100-foot vertical reach. It provides the kind of maneuverability necessary to navigate Revere’s narrow streets and intersections, with the rear steering position, the tiller, steering independent of 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.
Arrigo pointed out that the new ladder truck is the latest example of investments in 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 Arrigo. “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.”