New fire truck arrives in Pigeon Forge

Pigeon Forge firefighters are training on an all new million dollar piece of equipment that should be safer for them to operate.

New Pigeon Forge Fire/Rescue ladder truck. (Source: Kyle Grainger, WVLT)

PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. (WVLT) -- Pigeon Forge firefighters are training on an all new million dollar piece of equipment that should be safer for them to operate.

The new 100’ aerial platform ladder truck will replace a 24-year old ladder truck. This new ladder truck is equipped with the latest state-of-the-art equipment and its overall design will offer better maneuverability along with ease of operation. These changes will allow the driver to pull forward into the area during an emergency instead of sometimes having to back in.

"And being able to maneuver through the traffic, the turning radius it keeps it lower which is great for us in this traffic congestion that we have. So we feel like for our drivers it's going to be easier to maneuver around," said Pigeon Forge Chief Tony Watson.

The truck will be equipped with a water tank and a 2,000 gallon per minute fire pump.

The fire staff is currently training on the truck and it should go into service next week.


Join the Conversation!

To comment, the following rules must be followed:

  • No Obscenity, Profanity, Vulgarity, Racism or Violent Descriptions
  • No Negative Community Comparisons
  • No Fighting, Name-calling, or Personal Attacks
  • Multiple Accounts are Not Allowed
  • Stay on Story Topic

Comments may be monitored for inappropriate content, but the station is under no legal obligation to do so.
If you believe a comment violates the above rules, please use the Flagging Tool to alert a Moderator.
Flagging does not guarantee removal.

Multiple violations may result in account suspension.
Decisions to suspend or unsuspend accounts are made by Station Moderators.
Links require admin approval before posting.
Questions may be sent to webmaster@wvlt-tv.com. Please provide detailed information.

powered by Disqus

WVLT VOLUNTEER TV

6450 Papermill Drive Knoxville, TN 37919 Phone - (865) 450-8888; Fax - (865) 450-8869
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2014 WVLT-TV Inc. - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 252960271 - local8now.com/a?a=252960271