COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - Auburn safety officials are proud to announce a new, life-saving, $750,000 addition to the Auburn Fire Department is now parked at Station 5.
The 75-foot ladder truck is the newest addition to the fire department. Now, Auburn fire has two 75 foot ladder trucks and one 95-foot platform truck.
With all the growth, including new higher apartment complexes, along with Auburn University Academic Buildings and dorms.
The truck can not only attack fires from above, but it also provides another option for an aerial rescue.
"Of course you never want to have to do something like that, but to have the capability to use a ladder or a platform to save a life to reach a window to get someone down - that is very valuable," Deputy Fire Chief Matt Jordan said.
Auburn now has three trucks that can perform aerial rescues from buildings, at the same time they can also be positioned to attack fires from two locations from above.
This is a huge investment for the city of Auburn at $750,000. Firefighters say with the growth, the truck is needed to keep families safe.