Ladder truck donated to Beaufort Fire Department

BEAUFORT, N.C. (WITN) - A fire department in the east is getting some brand new equipment that has been donated to them.

The Beaufort Fire Department is the new owner of a 1997 Seagrave Tractor Drawn Aerial.

Until recently, the truck was a reserve unit at the Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service in Rockville, Maryland.

Now the truck is the first Tractor Drawn Aerial in Carteret County.

According to Chief Larry Fulp, the biggest benefit of the truck will be the enhanced safety for firefighters and rescue missions.

Chief Fulp also says that for many years the state has recommended that the department have a ladder truck.