© Web photo from Pierce Manufacturing Inc.
A 100-foot platform aerial truck very similar to the one now on order for the Charlottetown Fire Department.
Charlottetown is getting a new fire truck.
City council voted Monday to spend just under $1.2 million to buy a 100-foot Pierce aerial ladder truck with a bucket on the end. Micmac Fire Safety Source Ltd. won the tender bid.
"It's going to be going into Station One," said Randy MacDonald, fire chief, after the September council meeting.
"It's brand new," said MacDonald. "It's not even in production yet. It will be in production in the next couple of weeks.
"It's going to look very similar to what we have there now but it will have a basket on the end of it where two firefighters will be able to work, to perform rescue operations from a window, for example," said MacDonald.
The department is expecting to take delivery of the new truck sometime in 2013.
The existing arial truck, known as Ladder One will then move to Station Two on St. Peter's Road.