It’s all about trucks at the Fire Department

Earlier this month I wrote about Southborough’s only ladder truck being out of commission. Now the Fire Department has recommended the purchase of a new 100-foot ladder truck to the Board of Selectmen.

The ladder truck they recommend, known as a quint, is equipped with a pump, water tank, hoses, aerial ladder and ground ladders. Cost is around $900K, which translates to a $28/year tax increase for each resident over the course of 10 years. Read the full story in the Metrowest Daily News.

Meanwhile, the Fire Department put its newest truck into service today. Alas, it doesn’t have ladders. Read more at (you may need to scroll down the page).

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