Utah fire department to get customized tiller truck

  • Source: Daily Herald
  • Published: 05/20/2022 12:00 AM

PHOTOS: In 2021, the Orem Fire Department requested, and was granted by the city council, a major purchase for the city — a tiller fire truck. Tiller trucks are the most maneuverable type of fire apparatus in the fleet of fire trucks. They also come with a hefty price tag. Orem’s truck is being built to custom specifications and ,when completed, will cost about $1.6 million, according to Jason Earl, deputy fire chief. The truck will give the department increased compartment space, faster set-up time — which will, in turn, improve response times — improved visibility and safety. Because it is lighter than a typical fire engine, there is less wear and tear on the vehicle and the streets. “When the truck is finished a few employees from the fire department will fly out to Wisconsin and drive it home,” Earl said.


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