INDIAN LAND – Training on the new ladder truck at Pleasant Valley Volunteer Fire Department started Aug. 4, the same day the Lancaster County Courthouse burned.
The timing was coincidental. Although the new ladder truck is the tallest in the county, it is not yet in use.
Ferrara Fire Apparatus Inc. aerial specialist Rodney Pearson flew from Houston, Texas, to train Panhandle firefighters on the truck. Ferrara and Spartan Motors built the truck, which was delivered to the station July 22.