Truck 62 is the newest addition to Ohio Township Fire Department. The 2013 E-One CR-137 was previously used as a demonstration model and was placed into service in June 2016 as the first ladder truck for Ohio Township Fire Department.
The department covers a variety of residential, commercial and healthcare facilities that have a larger than normal offset that required the reach of the 137-foot (~13 stories) ladder truck. Along with the vertical reach, another benefit of the CR-137 is the very short, 13′ 8″ jack spread, allowing for members to deploy the aerial anywhere they can open the doors. The department was also able to save $200,000 dollars by going with the demo model, rather than an off-the-floor new one.
Truck 62 is the first-due truck company in the department’s box alarm system. Along with the massive 137-foot aerial, the truck carries 184 feet in ground ladders, 6 saws, the hydra-ram, a set of extrication tools, and the department’s high-angle rope rescue equipment.
Truck 62 Specs
In Service Date: June 2016
Crew Size: 6
First Due Assignment: Search & Rescue / Forcible Entry / Ventilation
Other Assignments: High Angle Rope Rescue, Hazmat Mass Decon
Did You Know? Truck 62 carries over half-a-mile of rope, 2,800 feet exactly.