Caledon adds 5 new trucks to firefighting fleet with 3 more on that way next year

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Published November 15, 2021 at 10:45 am

The Town of Caledon unveiled the new firefighting vehicles on Nov. 10, 2021. From left to right: Councillor Christina Early, Mayor Allan Thompson, Chief Darryl Bailey. Photo courtesy of the Town of Caledon.

Five new firetrucks have rolled into Caledon with even more coming next year.

The Town unveiled the new firefighting vehicles last Wednesday which will be used by full-time and volunteer firefighters. Another three firetrucks are slated to arrive in early 2022.

Chief Darryl Bailey of Caledon Fire and Emergency Services (CFES) said the new trucks will help reduce the department’s response times and increase fire safety in the community.

“With the support of Council, the addition of new fire vehicles will help us achieve full compliance with the National Fire Protection Association Standard,” said Chief Darryl Bailey.

The new firetrucks come with a host of new features over older models, including the ability to carry more water so crews can fight fires faster. The modernized vehicles have improved safety features which will reduce health risks for firefighters, and they also emit fewer emissions than traditional fire trucks.

CFES says the new machines will require less maintenance, meaning the firetrucks will spend less time out of service for repairs.

Mayor Allan Thompson said the Town is keeping safety as a priority as more residents move to the Caledon area.

“These new fire vehicles will further modernize our fleet of fire trucks and that ultimately means increased safety for residents and firefighters.”

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