The Belmont Fire Protection Distrcit will unveil its on Saturday, two years after the department set out to purchase the truck.
The Tiller Truck cost $1.2 million -- $805,500 of which was paid for with a grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency [FEMA] -- and will replace the current 21-year-old truck the district looks to sell, estimating its worth at $15-20,000.
The truck is a 100-foot tractor drawn aerial [TDA] truck built by Seagrave Fire Apparatus, located in Clintonville, Wis. The truck is expected to be operational for 20 years, and has a six-passenger seating capacity with an additional tiller driver spot.
Residents are invited to take a tour of the Belmont-San Carlos Fire Station 14 at 911 Granada St. in Belmont on Saturday and see the new truck, as well as learn how the truck works.
The two viewing times are from 10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. - 3 p.m. on Saturday, April 16.