Firefighters train on their newest and tallest fire truck - WALB.com, Albany News, Weather, Sports

Firefighters train on their newest and tallest fire truck

Posted: Updated:
  • More WALB News10 HeadlinesMore News HeadlinesMore>>

  • Woman found on roadside with severe injuries

    Woman found on roadside with severe injuries

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 5:53 PM EDT2014-07-30 21:53:46 GMT
    The woman was found here in Thomas CountyThe woman was found here in Thomas County
    The Georgia Bureau of Investigation says a 38-year-old woman was found badly injured in a car on Stewart Road around 9:15 p.m. Tuesday.More >>
    The Georgia Bureau of Investigation says a 38-year-old woman was found badly injured in a car on Stewart Road around 9:15 p.m. Tuesday.More >>
  • Trial in salmonella outbreak could exceed 2 months

    Trial in salmonella outbreak could exceed 2 months

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 5:52 PM EDT2014-07-30 21:52:12 GMT
    Sign at the Peanut Corporation of AmericaSign at the Peanut Corporation of America
    The trial of three people charged in a deadly salmonella outbreak linked to a peanut plant in Georgia could last for at least two months.More >>
    The trial of three people charged in a deadly salmonella outbreak linked to a peanut plant in Georgia could last for at least two months.More >>
  • How to enjoy an unseasonably cool day

    How to enjoy an unseasonably cool day

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 5:50 PM EDT2014-07-30 21:50:08 GMT
    This time of year it's hard to find a time where the heat and humidity aren't suffocating, but today was an exception. More >>
    This time of year it's hard to find a time where the heat and humidity aren't suffocating, but today was an exception. More >>
DOUGHERTY COUNTY, GA -

Albany Firefighters got their first training on their newest fire truck, high off the ground.

The firefighters took turns extending the 100 foot ladder and platform on Aerial Truck Six.

It can extend that ladder up to 100 feet off the ground. Of course firefighters have to learn how to set the truck's standards on the ground to keep it upright and safe.

The truck was made by Pierce Manufacturing in Appleton Wisconsin, which has been making fire trucks for 100 years now. Trainers say the truck is so computerized it makes it very safe.

Trainer Paul Roover said "They like it. They call it fireman proof. It stop them from making their own mistakes and able to set it up and put it away, and help them in the systems."

This fire truck, which cost nearly one million dollars, will be the Albany Fire Departments third aerial truck. Two will stay in duty, with one in reserve.

Copyright 2013 WALB.  All rights reserved.