The Jessamine County Fire District received delivery of its newest and biggest piece of equipment last week.
A new $767,370, 105 -foot Pierce Velocity ladder truck was delivered from Wisconsin to Station No. 1 on Main Street. The new truck was needed to help give adequate coverage to the larger buildings going up in the county, Fire Chief Mike Rupard said.
"We have large buildings in the county like Southland Christian Church and the distillery buildings down south and other large structures going up and we needed to be able to cover them," Rupard said. "There are also a lot of larger homes being built throughout the county that are sitting farther back from the road and we needed the added pressure this truck provides to be able to shoot water over the roofs."
The department is awaiting the arrival of its new pumper truck which will be delivered in about two weeks.