Md. aerial, ambulance dedicated to honor veterans
The fire chief said the new additions will not only help save lives, but honor the military while doing so
By FireRescue1 Staff
MARRIOTTSVILLE, Md. — The Howard County Department of Fire and Rescue Services is dedicating its new ambulance and aerial truck to honor military personnel and veterans on Thursday.
The aerial truck and ambulance, Tower 2 and Paramedic 25, feature a patriotic paint scheme honoring the military.
“It is always important to acknowledge the debt we owe and the admiration we feel for those who serve in our country’s military forces,” County Executive Allan H. Kittleman said. “These dramatic new additions to our fire and rescue fleet will not only help save lives, but show our respect for the women and men who help keep us safe.”
The ambulance is a 2016 Dodge 5500/Horton 4x4. It has a Cummins diesel motor and liquid spring suspension.
The aerial truck is a 2016 E-One Cyclone II Extreme Duty cab and chassis with a 95-foot rear mount tower ladder. It also holds 169 feet of ground ladders, LED lighting and an Onan 10KW generator.
The two vehicles will be featured in the Ellicott City Veterans’ Day parade on Nov. 12.
“As a former U.S. Marine, dedicating this new tower and ambulance on the Marine Corps birthday is a great tribute,” Howard Fire Chief John S. Butler said. “This department has tremendous pride for our country and those that serve it. This is just one of the ways we display that pride on a daily basis."