Superior Fire Department gets new $1.3 million ladder truck

The Superior Fire Department took their brand new ladder truck out for the first time Friday morning.

The $1.3 million dollar trucks has been 8 years in the making and features a 101-foot ladder with a bucket; a large improvement over the departments two current ladder trucks.

“It’s going to change the way we fight fires,” said Fire Chief Scoot Gordon. “[It’s going] to change the way we respond to hazardous material calls. It’s going to change the way we do rescues. The capabilities of this truck are going to outdo what we’ve ever done before. It’s going to change the future of the department.”

Last year, Chief Gordon also saying the new truck will allow his department to work more efficiently with industrial partners, should another event like the Husky Refinery fire happen again.

"We’re here to respond 24/7, and we’re going to do the best we can with what we’re given for tax dollars. The benefit that we get from this, is Enbridge gets to have a fire truck that is more specific to their tank farm, it allows us to protect their asset better. It’s pretty exciting!"