Providence city and safety leaders unveiled new equipment for a Providence fire house Monday. The new ladder and rescue trucks will be stationed at Ladder 6 station on Atwells Avenue. The safety equipment upgrade was needed, according to city officials. "It is critical that our firefighters have access to modern equipment and tools that help them to do their life-saving work effectively," said Mayor Jorge Elorza. Elorza said the station responds to more than 1,800 calls, mainly in the West End neighborhood and in parts of the North End and South Side neighborhoods each year. "With the high volume of calls that the members of the Providence Fire Department respond to each day, it is imperative that firefighters have the best possible resources available to them," said Commissioner Paré, of the Providence Police Department. The truck and safety equipment was provided through funding secured by Rhode Island's Washington congregation and a partnership with FEMA.