The Douglas Fire Department’s new aerial ladder fire truck is expected to be here by the middle of August.
Douglas' new fire truck was on display last week at the Arizona Fire Chief’s Conference apparatus Expo which was held at the University of Phoenix Stadium; home of the Arizona Cardinals. Pictured are from left to right; Mr R. Hughes-owner of Hughes Fire Equipment; Douglas Firefighter Jeremy Plyler; Fire Chief Mario Novoa; Captain Al Hurtado;Lieutenant Joe Alvarez and James Clifford-Hughes Co. Sales Rep. Keeling in front is fire fighter Chris Escarcega. The new truck is expected to be here by mid August. Submitted Photo
One of the things on display was Douglas’ new fire truck.
“It was certainly a highlight of the show and the citizens and City of Douglas received from great and positive promotions,” the Chief said.
The Chief added seeing the City of Douglas logo on the side of the truck was a dream but he still won’t believe it until it actually arrives.
In order to meet the full requirements of the warranty the truck returned to the shop once the Expo was completed where technicians will finish installing all the equipment, then check everything out to make sure it works before bringing it down to Douglas.
Once it arrives there will be three days of intense training for Chief Novoa and his staff in order to familiar themselves with all that this truck can do.
When that is done the Chief is hoping to set up some kind of public viewing and demonstration so the citizens of Douglas can see what all this truck can do and what their tax dollars were spent for.
“This is a very nice truck,” the Chief said. “This is something the citizens of Douglas can be very proud of.”