CARMEL – A $1.3 million 2016 Ferrara fire truck rolled into Carmel Thursday evening for much fanfare.
The vehicle, which replaces a 2000 American LaFrance truck, is now the premier firefighting vehicle of the Carmel Fire Department.
Fire Chief Vincent Ruggiero said the new tower ladder vehicle is equipped with a 100-foot rear mount ladder, a 2,000 gallon-per-minute pumper and a 400-gallon tank. He said the truck will be able to handle “any type of fire anywhere within the region.”
The new vehicle was manufactured in Louisiana and driven to Carmel.
The new $1.3 million truck replaces one that was 16 years old