I got this information last week from Toledo Fire Lt. Matthew Hertzfeld and was not able to use it in my Toledo City Council story. Council approved expenditure of $3.6 million for six new fire engines and a ladder truck on July 15.
Who makes the trucks? Currently most of our engines (pumpers) are on a Peterbilt chassis made by Rosenbauer out of Wyoming Minnesota. The last ladder truck and next new one will be Rosenbauer as well
How often are fire trucks replaced? Our goal is to replace them as a front line apparatus in the 10 - 12 year mark and then keep them for another 5 years as a reserve apparatus.
How many engines, ladder trucks does city have? Currently we have 17 front line engines, 8 reserve engines, 3 front line ladder trucks and 3 reserve trucks.
Who are we buying the equipment from? In the past we have bought our equipment from All American Fire Equipment which originally sold us E-One fire apparatus but since 2007 has sold us Rosenbauer equipment.
When was the last time city bought new fire engines or ladder trucks? 2009 was the last time the city bought 6 new engines and one ladder truck.