Madison Fire Department unveils two new ladder trucks

Madison Ladder 2

MADISON, Wis. — The Madison Fire Department debuted some new wheels on Friday that will serve the city’s west and south sides.

Ladder Co. 2 began work last month and Ladder No. 6 will start responding to calls this week. The trucks feature a new graphic design and can pump water at up to 1,500 gallons per minute.

The new trucks are shorter and lighter than the older models and are designed to use less fuel. They also have better emergency lighting and a HAAS Alert system that allows drivers to know when there are hazards in the road ahead.

The trucks will also provide better scene lighting and can deploy a ladder quicker than older trucks. That means firefighters can get to work quicker than before.

Ladder Co. 2 will serve Madison’s west side from Fire Station 2 on Grand Canyon Blvd. Ladder Co. 6 will respond to calls on the south and southeast side from Fire Station 6 on West Badger Road.

The new trucks were funded through work by the Fire Fighters Local 311 Apparatus Committee & Madison Fire Department Administration.