Provided by Prince William County
The Board of County Supervisors funded the addition of two ladder trucks to address critical gaps in service identified by the Prince William County Fire and Rescue System. Those two ladder trucks went into service this month and will provide 24/7 coverage for the citizens of Prince William County.
Ladder trucks provide aerial ladders and specialized firefighting, rescue, and emergency medical services equipment, which are critical to meeting the demands of the fire and rescue system. During the Fiscal 2019 Budget discussions, the Fire and Rescue System noted that the County had significant gaps in ladder truck coverage, which created greater risk exposure to the County.
They also noted that the county was reliant upon significant mutual aid support from neighboring jurisdictions, and believed that two new ladder trucks were necessary to meet the growing needs of the Prince William community.
To provide coverage for both the western and eastern ends of the county, one ladder truck will run calls from the Stonewall Jackson station on Garner Drive just west of Manassas, and the other will run calls out of the Dale City Station 20 off the Prince William Parkway.