Coon Rapids fire department shows off new truck at the state fair

Member of the Coon Rapids Fire Department took part in the 14th annual Governor’s Fire Prevention Day at the Minnesota State Fair Aug. 24.

Coon Rapids Firefighter Andy Peisert shows off the new aerial ladder truck to some Minnesota State Fair visitors. Photo: Coon Rapids Fire Department

Coon Rapids Firefighter Andy Peisert shows off the new aerial ladder truck to some Minnesota State Fair visitors. Photo: Coon Rapids Fire Department

“We brought new Aerial 2 there and showed off the truck as well as gave out fire prevention material to several hundred people,” said Fire Inspector Nick House.

“Besides seeing our trucks, people could see sprinkler demonstrations, kitchen fire demonstrations as well as other life saving items out on the market.

“This is the fifth year that CRFD as been asked to bring our truck to show off to the public at the fair.”

The department took delivery of the new aerial ladder truck in July.

It has a price tag of just over $1 million – the city sold it former aerial ladder truck, a 1998 model, for $200,000 – and includes a Hurst extrication tool, hose and nozzles, a camera and other equipment.

The city has issued 10-year equipment certificates to pay for the new truck, the first payment appearing on the 2013 tax levy.

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