Major structure fire kicking off the night at a local apartment complex. Currently the fire is a third alarm with mutual aid on scene. Reports of people trapped on the second floor, Rescues in progress.
OPFD Ladder 19, Rescue 19, Deputy 19 and Chief 19, CCFR Batt. 1 and Batt. 2, Deputy 1 Engines 14, 15, 17, 18, 22, Rescues 15, 17, 18, 22, Ladder 26, Air 14 and 22. JFRD Batt. 4 and Safety 2 Engines 23, 25, 26, 31, 52 Tankers 31 and 52, Rescues 25, 31A, 52, Brush 31, Ladders 31 and 26. CCSO, OPPD, JSO and FHP on scene to assist as well. JFRD Rehab 37 also likely to respond. Crews from Starke, Putnam County, St. John’s County and NAS jax moving to cover stations for clay and Jacksonville.
So I did a check on the cost of an Ascendant and the 107 single axle model with a PUC runs just over the one million dollar mark. If the truck is smaller than a tandem axle, why does it cost more? I’m sure the PUC is an expensive upgrade as well but man!