The Fremont Fire Department’s new aerial engine, Truck 152, is now in service. The 30-year-old aerial showered the last of its water on the new truck, ushering in a new era for the department. Mayor Scott Getzschman and Fire Chief Todd Bernt officiated at the Nov. 18 dedication ceremony for Truck 152 which was years in the planning.
“Thank you to the Mayor, City Administrator and members of Council for all of their support to the Fire Department and public safety. This new aerial would not be possible without the combined efforts of the community, the truck committee, Rosenbauer and Heiman Fire Equipment,” said Fire Chief Bernt.
Fire Chief Bernt formed a truck committee in October 2013, appointing two representatives from each of the department’s three shifts. They worked to select the best model to protect the community as well as remain in service for 30 years, like the old truck.
Firefighter Rob Taylor, who served the Fremont Fire Department for 12 years and worked on the truck committee, died in July 2016 after a 7-month-long battle with lung cancer. Fire Chief Bernt announced that Taylor’s contributions to the Fire Department and the community are honored with a plaque to be installed in the new aerial.