Loves Park Fire Department receives new ladder truck

LOVES PARK (WREX) — The Loves Park Fire Department introduced a new fire truck on Monday afternoon.

The new Quint model will allow the department to perform ladder tasks for the first time in 8 months since their aerial vehicle was damaged.

The new fire truck also provides a much-needed update to that station’s equipment. The Quint model is 30 years newer than the truck it’s replacing and 10 years newer than the other truck at the station.

Above all, Loves Park Fire Chief Jerry Wiltfang appreciates the versatility the new truck brings to area.

“With less man power we can deliver the function of two apparatus,” Chief Wiltfang said. “So, the aerial apparatus and the engine can all be delivered in one truck, so that allows us to do more with less.”

This will allow the department to maximize the five non-volunteer firefighters on duty a day.

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