Gainesville Fire Rescue hosts a push-in ceremony for their new ALS ladder truck
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GAINESVILLE, Fla. (WCJB) - Gainesville Fire Rescue is hosting a push-in ceremony for their newest ladder truck.
The newest fire engine is called Ladder 9.
It can hold 500 gallons of water and has a 100 foot ladder.
Ladder 9 is an Advanced Life Support (ALS) truck. It is deployed with state-certified emergency medical technicians and at least one state-certified paramedic.
E-ONE in Ocala built Ladder 9.
The ceremony is at Fire Station 9, 4213 Southwest 30th Avenue (Butler Plaza).
It begins at 9 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 28.
Area neighbors are encouraged to attend and help the Fire Rescue push Ladder 9 into the truck bay
The push-in tradition pays tribute to the days before motorized fire trucks.
For more information, contact GFR Deputy Chief Joseph Shawn Hillhouse at 352-494-3961
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