Galion Fire Department’s new aerial fire truck has already been put to good use.
On Aug. 26, firefighters used the truck to help rescue two construction workers who were stuck 40 feet in the air at Trinity Lutheran Church in Crestline, according to Galion Fire Department Captain Ric Biglin.
Biglin said the construction workers were working on the church’s steeple when the hydraulics failed on the bucket on the construction truck.
Reports indicated the bucket fell on the building, but the workers were able to use the aerial ladder to safely climb down.
“(The new aerial truck) is going to be a valuable asset for things like that, fires and especially for rescue,” Galion Fire Chief Phil Jackson said.
Galion firefighters responded to the call after a request for assistance from the Crestline Fire Department.
Reach Evans at 419-468-1117 ext. 2049 or on Twitter at @deborahevans31