Maywood Acquires New $1M Aerial Ladder Truck

Saturday, January 19, 2019 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews

Featured image: The Maywood Fire Department’s ladder truck in use during a fire in December. | Courtesy Maywood Fire Department

The village of Maywood recently acquired a new aerial ladder truck for the Maywood Fire Department, which replaces the one it decommissioned back in September. The old one had been operational since 1997 and had a cracked frame, Fire Chief Craig Bronaugh said.

The Board of Trustees voted unanimously during a meeting on Nov. 20, 2018, on a resolution approving a 48-month lease-purchase agreement with Wells Fargo in the amount of $855,893, at a rate of interest of 4.6 percent. Trustees Henderson Yarbrough and Ron Rivers were absent.

In all, the village would pay around $940,000 over 48 months. The village made a $15,000 advance payment for the truck.

In September, Bronaugh said that the ladder truck features lighting equipment during night-time operations and an emergency generator in case an additional power source is needed at the scene of an emergency, among many others. VFP

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