Temecula invests in new ladder truck for fire department

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Temecula unveils a new aerial ladder truck that will be housed at Station 73 in the business and industrial area west of Interstate 15 in Temecula. Valley News/Courtesy photo
TEMECULA – Temecula unveiled a brand-new aerial ladder truck that is 57 feet in length, with a 101-foot ladder, to be housed at Station 73 in the business/industrial area of Temecula. The custom-built new truck replaced a 2003 ladder truck, which will be used on reserve and parked at Fire Station 95, the city’s newest fire station off Butterfield Stage Road. “This new state-of-the-art ladder truck is a significant enhancement to the department’s response capabilities and complies with modern, nationally recognized safety standards,” Temecula fire Chief John Crater, a 27-year veteran firefighter, said. “As the city is developing out, it is also expanding upward with new taller buildings, including hotels and other structures, and this improved ladder truck will provide added
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