The Georgia Fire Academy is working with FireLine, Inc. and E-One in Ocala, FL to design a new 75-foot ladder truck. This new truck is replacing a 1987 E-One ladder truck that was purchased when the GPSTC first opened.
This unit truck will be utilized in several current courses, including Basic Firefighter, Rescue Systems, and Interior Search and Rescue. An Elevated Master Streams component will be added to the current Practical Fire Ground Hydraulics course.
Two new courses that are in development, Aerial Operations and Technical Rescue, will also utilize the truck.
Another benefit of the truck is that it will be made available for mutual aid responses anywhere in the state.
The new unit was primarily funded through a grant from the Assistance to Firefighters grant program.
Estimated delivery of the new truck is March 2017.