Recently, Fire Station 28 received a state-of-the-art fire truck that measures 54 feet long and 12 feet tall. It is the largest truck in the city and has been used in 7 fires already. Fire Station 28 was chosen to get the fire truck because the station was centrally located and close to downtown. They service the downtown area as well as Washington Addition and JSU.
The truck is the only truck in the city that allows them to rescue two people at a time. The truck has a self adjusting ladder and is completely digitized with touch screen computers. It provides better fire protection because it can flow more water than a traditional fire truck. It can pump up to 2,000 gallons a minute and can rescue people from a 12-story building. The newly designed fire truck cost $1.4 million dollars.
Station 28 has twenty-four firefighters working on three different shifts and they usually receive four calls a shift.
For more information about the new fire truck, please call 601-960-2128.