Detroit Fire Department rolls out three new fire trucks ahead of Angels' Night

Posted at 4:49 PM, Oct 27, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-27 18:14:04-04

The Detroit Fire Department is rolling out with three new fire trucks, in time for Angels' Night.

The newest truck is stationed at Engine 9.

Deputy Commissioner David Fornell of the Detroit Fire Department said, "These new rigs are an asset to the fleet."

The three fire trucks cost the city $550,000.

"They are not cheap but they are made specifically to Detroit specifications, so a lot more heavy duty than other fire trucks."

Most major cities replace their fire trucks every five years. There are some trucks with the Detroit Fire Department that are 10 years old. Fire officials say they have plans to make sure the equipment will be updated.

"We have new squad trucks, new ladder trucks, there will be some more engines, more ambulances, and all that is on order now," he said.

Fornell says they're looking ahead to the future to make sure the firefighters are always working with top notch equipment.

"We now have a plan in place to where we can properly replace it on time and keep these units on the street."