ASHEVILLE, NC – Asheville Fire and Rescue received three new fire trucks and they are now online and ready to serve the community. Quint 5, Ladder 10 and Engine 7, all manufactured by Pierce, were recently placed in service to help better serve the citizens of Asheville. These trucks were funded through the general fund and approved by City Council in order to plan for Asheville’s future.
Both Quint 5 and Ladder 10 replaced older model fire trucks, and Engine 7 was specifically designed for narrow streets. These new trucks ultimately will assist in energy goals of the city to reduce city carbon emissions. They will also help to make Asheville one of the safest cities in America based on the approved metrics for similarly sized cities.