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Montclair firefighters, from left, Lt. Dave Hill, Firefighter Tim McLoughlin, Lt. Dan Ernst, and Capt. Joe Bates, were the design team for the new ladder truck, which will be assigned to Fire Station #2. COURTESY JOHN LUDAS

The Montclair Fire Department unveiled on Tuesday a new firefighting apparatus addition to its fleet – a Pierce Arrow XT 105’ Aerial Ladder Truck. The unveiling took place at a dedication ceremony at Fire Station #2, 588 Valley Road. The truck features a 105’ heavy duty steel ladder with a pre-piped waterway, LED lighting, a variety of rescue equipment, power and hand tools, according to a release from the township’s communications director, Katya Wowk.

The truck represents a total capital cost of $847,000 and was purchased through the H-GAC Cooperative Lease Purchasing Program, said the release. It will be assigned to Fire Station #2.

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