City flexes new firefighting muscle

The trucks cost R17 million each and are part of an R80 million order of 99 fire-fighting and rescue vehicles the City took delivery of in the previous financial year.

The City of Cape Town’s Fire and Rescue Service displayed the new Rosenbauer Metz Turntable Ladder L56 fire trucks. The municipality has four new fire trucks with longer ladders to cope with fires and other emergencies in a densifying Cape Town with more high-rise buildings.

The fire department showed off the Rosenbauer Metz Turntable Ladder L56 fire trucks at the Epping training academy for firefighters, last Thursday, October 15.