"We are excited to add this new Tiller Truck to our fleet," Palo Alto Fire Chief Eric Nickel said. "It will provide the community with a dependable, safe, state-of-the-art apparatus that will enhance the community service and safety for many years." The new Pierce Tiller model offers significantly more storage for vehicle extrication, technical operations and water evacuation equipment; an increase in ladder reach from 75 feet to 100 feet; and better maneuverability through the narrow and dense Palo Alto streets and neighborhoods.
The Palo Alto Fire Department has 11 first line pieces of equipment to provide excellent service to the citizens. We have six 2009 Pierce Arrow XT fire engines. One for each fire station across the City and Stanford.
We also have a Truck for ventilation on fires, technical rescues and vehicle rescue responses. The Truck is housed at Fire Station 6.
We staff a Rescue for rescues at vehicle accidents, hazardous materials and technical rescues, and search and rescue at fires. The Rescue is assigned to Station 2.
An ambulance is staffed out of Station 1 and another at Station 2. This apparatus responds to all medical incidents and is also included in fire, technical rescue and vehicle accident responses.