South Haven Area Emergency Services is proud to announce the delivery of our 2017 Spartan 75-foot ladder truck manufactured by Spencer Manufacturing of South Haven Michigan. The new ladder truck replaces our current 50-foot ladder truck that is 31 years old. The truck is powered by a 500-horse power Cummins engine with Allison 4,000 EVS transmission with dual power take off’s. Twelve-hundred-gallon poly water tank and 20 gallon foam cell allows for Class “A” foam to be applied on most fires to help with extinguishment. PTO driven 8KW generator will allow firefighters to run portable lighting, power fans and tools all at the same time if needed. The truck is outfitted with 1,000 feet of large diameter fire hose, over 800 feet of hand lines, Jaws of Life power tools for extrication, blitz attack nozzle for quick knock down of large fire mounted on the front bumper. The Chassis is outfitted with auto lube system to help keep all moving parts on the chassis lubricated. Inside storage for ground ladder and suction hose will help keep the equipment out of the weather. The cost for the ladder truck and loose equipment ($846,400) was budgeted out of SHAES capital replacement fund and took eighteen months to manufacture. Ladder One replaces the 1986 Pierce Telesquirt Ladder which was sold to the Ganges Township Fire Department.