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LONGMEADOW, MA— The Longmeadow Fire Department brought its new $750,000 Quint aerial fire truck to JGS Lifecare Tuesday, October 27 to show us the truck and thank us for supporting its purchase. Fire Chief John P. Dearborn presented us with a plaque in appreciation and raised the impressive 78 foot ladder to demonstrate its capabilities.

IMG_2597The aerial ladder allows firefighters to reach the upper stories of a building that would be out of reach of a standard ground ladder and reach buildings from the street. The new truck replaced a more than 25 year old standard ladder truck.

JGS Lifecare and other community organizations and businesses, helped fund the fire truck, in addition to Fire Department funding.