The City of Cleveland’s Division of Fire will add a new $800,000 firetruck to its Ladder 36 fleet, serving the Mt. Pleasant Neighborhood.
The addition of the new aerial ladder truck is a testament to Mayor Frank G. Jackson’s commitment to enhancing the quality of life in Cleveland’s neighborhoods. Mayor Jackson, who announced his 2017 budget enhancements on February 1, promised city residents a renewed focus on critical services in area neighborhoods. Services such as police, fire and Emergency Medical Services will all receive significant increases in staff and equipment as a result of Issue 32.
“The City of Cleveland is committed to providing our first responders the tools they need to protect themselves and our citizens,” Mayor Jackson said. “This new, state-of-the-art truck is just one example of how we’re ensuring safety and success for the people.”
The Division of Fire increased its budget by $2.8 million, with an additional fire company, support personnel, safety equipment and a records system update. The new truck is not part of the 2017 budget, but as the City moves ahead, the enhanced funding will help meet the needs of local citizens through increased manpower.
“The addition of the new ladder is one of several significant steps in helping our firefighters serve residents,” said Fire Chief Angelo Calvillo. “Our team is committed to protecting our neighborhoods and we’re confident we have the resources to accomplish the task.”