Ladder 909


1997 Pierce 100′ Aerial Platform
Detroit Diesel Series 60 D-DEC 470 engine
1500 gallons per minute single stage Hale pump
200 gallon water tank
5 man cab (2 front, 3 rear)
400′ 5” large diameter hose
Diesel generator
Elevations from -5 to 75 degrees
Capable of pumping from hydrants or draft

Wetdown of Ladder 909

On Saturday, September 20, 1998, Ladder 909 was officially welcomed into the department during a “wetdown” ceremony.

More than 10 fire departments from Waupaca County assisted in the event.

A wetdown is a ritual celebrated by many volunteer fire departments in the United States in which squads of firefighters from neighboring towns ritualistically commission a new fire apparatus by anointing it with water sprayed from the visitors’ firefighting equipment.