The tower ladder, a 2011 95’ AerialCat Rearmount Platform Severe Service LFD Cab was manufactured by KME/KOVATCH in Nesquehoning, Pennsylvania.
Peabody partnered with BullDog Fire Apparatus located in Hopkinton in the design and purchase of the tower ladder from KME.
"Peabody continues to improve its ability to effectively and rapidly respond to emergencies of all kinds," Mayor Michael J. Bonfanti said in a statement. "By continuing our commitment to better equip and train our firefighters, the Peabody Fire Department will be better prepared to protect all our citizens in the event of a fire.
“The delivery of the new tower ladder coupled with the anticipated delivery of a new fire pumper for the Tremont Street fire station on or about January 1, 2012 will upgrade the fire department fleet to modern firefighting standards increasing our fire department’s ability to safely perform firefighting operations.”
Chief Steven Pasdon said in a statement, “The new tower ladder will enhance our ability to perform rapid rescues and deliver high volumes of water to safely and efficiently extinguish large building fires. I am very thankful to the Mayor, Peabody City Council and all involved in the purchase and design process; especially the taxpayers and citizens who funded $937,852.00 for the purchase.”
Friday’s demonstration will be at the rear lot of the Department of Public Services at 50 Farm Ave.
Justin A. Rice can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.