La Junta's New Fire Truck Steps Up Safety in SECO

Description: After a year of planning and paperwork, the La Junta Fire Department received it's new Sutphen 70 ft. ladder truck. Press Play to Watch the Interview with the Fire Chief.

Published: 08/29/2022
Byline: Hart

La Junta's New Fire Truck Steps Up Safety

A little more reach, and a lot more rescue capability. This truck steps up safety at the second story level, according to La Junta Fire Chief Brad Davidson. 

(Photo by: Liz Roberts)

"This is a huge piece of safety equipment that needed to be replaced from the previous truck that's 20 years old," Davidson said.

Because of the mutual aide agreement between Southeast Colorado Fire Departments, this truck will serve Swink, Cheraw, and surrounding towns when needed.

Stepping up safety was a priority, according to Davidson, not only for the fire fighters and first responders, but for citizens in need of a rescue.

There is still training to be done before La Junta's new ladder truck is put into service, Davidson said.

The truck was purchased by the City of La Junta and Davidson expressed thanks to the city council, city manager Rick Klein, Public Safety Director Bill Jackson and everyone who worked with them through the process.

Although it still needs its first wash at its new home, the fire department is feeling "on top of the world."

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