Morehead City is honing in on the model and specs of a new ladder truck for the fire department, but with prices coming in higher than originally anticipated, officials hope to partner with Carteret County to help fund the major capital purchase.
The Morehead City Council heard an update on the new ladder truck search last week during a workshop session Oct. 6 at the city hall on Bridges Street. Fire/EMS Chief Jamie Fulk and other members of an appointed search committee came to the meeting to share information about the truck they are considering for purchase.
“We’ve appointed a committee that’s been meeting, we reviewed a lot of ladder trucks, we’ve looked at a lot, drove several … and eventually decided on a vendor that we felt met our needs,” Chief Fulk said.
The committee is eyeing an Ascendant bucket truck built by manufacturer Pierce.