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Benicia Fire Department Gets Replacement Ladder Truck

Fire Station 11 will be home to a refurbished 1991 ladder truck.

Benicia Fire Department Gets Replacement Ladder Truck

The Benicia Fire Department has a new tool to fight fires: A refurbished 1991 Seagrave Ladder Truck. It replaces a 1984 model ladder truck, and will be stationed at Fire Station 11, 150 Military West.

Here are more details, courtesy of the fire department:

The City of Benicia Fire Department received the refurbished replacement aerial ladder truck purchased through Fire Trucks Plus, a used fire apparatus dealer, on December 19th, 2012. 

The replacement vehicle is a 1991 Seagrave Ladder Truck, which replaces the 1984 Emergency One.  As part of the refurbishment, the engine was rebuilt, the aerial ladder was refurbished, the interior surfaces of the compartments were re-finished, and the vehicle was re-striped and lettered. 

The replacement ladder truck has a heavy-duty 110-foot aerial ladder, a full compliment of ground ladders and a large capacity diesel generator.  It will be equipped to support structure fire operations and will also carry hydraulic rescue tools for vehicle extrication and emergency medical services equipment. 

The vehicle is a tractor drawn aerial, which gives the apparatus a great deal of maneuverability. This replacement ladder truck will be housed at Fire Station 11, 150 Military West.

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