The City of Menifee unveiled the new Menifee fire ladder truck apparatus with an official ribbon cutting ceremony on Wednesday, August 18, 2021. The Menifee community was welcomed to celebrate the investment in public safety and had the opportunity to interact with the new $1.2 million dollar life-saving apparatus. The new truck was fully funded by Menifee’s Quality of Life Measure (Measure DD) and is now in-service in the Menifee community.
At the event, the Menifee Fire team, members of the business community, community partners, residents, and elected all gathered to celebrate the new ladder truck that will be centrally located and housed at Station 76, located at 29950 Menifee Road, Menifee CA, 92586. The new addition to the Menifee Fire arsenal, is replacing an old ladder truck that has become outdated. This new ladder truck has many enhanced features including a “clean cab concept,” meaning breathing apparatus and turnout gear that are exposed to carcinogens while fighting fire are no longer housed within the cab. The pre-plumbed waterway has been removed from the aerial ladder in favor of a remote-controlled nozzle and three-inch hose configuration. This eliminates the need to expose firefighters on the top of the aerial when water is flowing, reduces weight, and increases the aerial ladder’s ability to be used for rooftop placement. The truck has a larger motor and better suspension to lessen the wear and tear on the apparatus and the firefighters utilizing it. In addition, the new apparatus has enhanced technology for faster ladder deployment for rescues.
For more information on Menifee’s Quality of Life Measure, please visit CityofMenifee.us/MeasureDD. For more information on the Menifee Fire Department, please visit CityofMenifee.us/103/Fire-Department.