Significant Changes Planned for 2018
2018 will be a year of significant changes for the RLFD as your volunteers work to meet the challenges of our growing community. First up is the replacement of our two oldest pieces of apparatus, Engine Ladder 542 and Engine Tanker 543. The trucks that are replacing them will significantly increase the amount of hose and ladders carried to improve our ability to respond to emergencies at the high density developments in our area. They will also allow us to continue to improve our operations on the narrow streets of the village and in developments with long setbacks and walk out basements. The trucks will also have similar operator controls and layouts to simplify training. Construction on both is expected to start in the spring with a late summer delivery.