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Monterey FD Has Found Options For A Ladder Truck

/ The Upper Cumberland's News Leader
Monterey FD Has Found Options For A Ladder Truck

The Monterey Fire Department has found a few affordable ladder truck options, but the timing of purchase could be an issue.

Chief Kevin Peters said he has found some early 2000 modeled ladder trucks that cost about $150,000. Peters said by the time the city budget process is complete, the options could already be purchased.

“I’ve been looking for over a month now and kind of narrowed it down to a couple of choices,” Peters said. “Just hopefully they are available when we actually do get to purchase one if they see fit.”

During a Monterey Finance Committee meeting, Peters requested between $80,000 to $150,000 for a ladder truck this upcoming budget cycle. Peters said the truck would be well used as the city has fought three fires where a ladder was needed in the past year. One of those was the Perdue Farms Plant fire that brought attention to the need.

“The one at Perdue mainly, and then we had a two story used to be a church that was remodeled to an apartment complex,” Peters said. “The fire was up in the roof, so it was hard for us to fight that fire.”

Peters said he has been in discussions with Perdue Farms about applying for a grant to help with funding. Peters said the additional truck could help with insurance ratings for the overall community.


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