Dayton Fire Department dedicates new truck

The Dayton Fire Department welcomes new truck to its fleet Thursday (WDTN Photo/Chris Smith).

DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – A new firetruck joins the Dayton Fire Department’s fleet Thursday.

The department held a dedication and demonstration at its training center on McFadden Avenue.

“Between 137-feet and 105, it makes a huge difference. What this is going to do is allow us to increase our firefighting capability and reach several floors further than we could’ve before,” said Paul Sheehan, Deputy Chief with the Dayton Fire Department.

The truck features a nearly 140-foot aerial ladder and has a 1,500-gallon-per-minute pumping capacity, according to a statement from the fire department.

The $852,000 price tag for the truck does not include special features that were added to the vehicle.

The ladder truck is now in service at the Company 14 station on North Main Street. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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