Westfield’s New Ladder Truck Raises the Bar Higher

This week, Westfield firefighters began training with their newest tool–a 123 foot ladder truck.  With an impressive reach and the latest in safety technology, this truck will help protect the community as well as the firefighters riding in it.

The truck, manufactured by KME, can spray out an impressive 1,700 gallons of water in a minute.

The truck is specially outfitted with airbags and advanced restraint systems that protect firefighters in the event of a collision.  While airbags are common place for cars, this is entirely new technology for firefighters.  IMMI, a Westfield business and worldwide leader in advanced safety systems donated their most advanced safety equipment for this new ladder truck.  It’s a little piece of mind for those who risk their lives daily protecthing our community.

Firefighters look in awe as another firefighter climbs 123 feet to the top of the new ladder truck.

After finishing training this week, firefighters will begin using the new ladder truck to protect the community.

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