Our new ladder truck will soon be in service. I would like to personally thank
Deputy Chief Gary Parker and all the firefighters involved in working on this apparatus.
We have received one of the highest honors possible in that the manufacturer, E-One,
has requested to display our truck at the Fire Department Instructors Conference (FDIC)
in Indianapolis, Indiana in mid-April. The FDIC is the largest firefighter conference
in the world. Typically 30,000 to 50,000 brother and sister firefighters will look at our apparatus.
The truck will be on display at the Indianapolis Convention Center, Hall J beginning
April 19th at 1:00 p.m. going through April 21st, closing at 3 p.m. I can't begin to tell you
how excited and proud I am for this opportunity to display our fire department.
I feel this is one of the top honors this department has received in its 36-year history.