Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Wondering what the town's new $1.2 million quint ladder truck will look like? Here are some pictures of the Fire Department's new apparatus.
Here are the first pictures of the Marblehead Fire Department's new state-of-the-art quint ladder truck, which is expected to pull into the station on Pleasant Street before the end of the month. Marblehead Fire Chief Jason Gilliland was nice enough to send along the photographs attached to this post, which were taken on a recent trip to the Pierce Manufacturing plant in Appleton, Wisc. When the new apparatus arrives, the department's worn-out 1987 Mack Pumper will be taken out of service. The name "quint" means five, and refers to the five functions that a quint provides: pump, water tank, fire hose, aerial ladder and ground ladders. What do you think of the new ladder truck? Did you support the decision to buy it? Let us know in the …
Saturday, February 23, 2013
Marblehead Fire Chief Jason Gilliland said he expects the Fire Department's new quint ladder truck will arrive in Marblehead in mid-March.
Marblehead Fire Chief Jason Gilliland was pleased to report Wednesday that the department's new $1.2 million 100-foot aerial quint ladder truck is nearly complete and is expected to arrive in town next month. On March 4, Gilliland will make one last trip to the Pierce Manufacturing plant in Appleton, Wisc., to inspect the department's new apparatus. "We have to crawl in and under every part of that truck for a final inspection," Gilliland said. "Then we will hire a driver to bring it here." Gilliland said he expects the new ladder truck will drive through the front doors of the Marblehead fire station sometime in mid-March - and the department's old 1987 Mack Pumper will be sent right out the back door. At a meeting in June, the town's …
Thursday, March 8, 2012
Fire Chief Jason Gilliland made his case for purchasing a new quint fire truck at a Finance Committee meeting Wednesday night.
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- Owen Boss
Thursday, March 8, 2012
Fire Chief Jason Gilliland appeared before the Finance Committee Wednesday night and explained how a new $1.2 million quint ladder truck would help the fire department better-serve the residents of Marblehead. The name "quint" means five, and refers to the five functions that a quint provides: pump, water tank, fire hose, aerial ladder and ground ladders. The proposed apparatus, which would be equipped with a 100-foot aerial ladder, would cost $1.1 million and the additional $100,000 would go toward making sure it pulls into the station with brand new equipment. “In the past, when a new piece of equipment came through the door we would take the old equipment off one of the trucks and put it on it,” Gilliland said. “You don’t want to be …