In September of 2012 Haltom City Fire/Rescue's only ladder truck was severely damaged by an electrical fire in the cab. In order to replace this important piece of equipment the city council approved an emergency purchase of a replacement ladder truck. The new ladder truck, with a purchase price of $548,000, was recently delivered to the City of Haltom City. Since being delivered the fire truck has been outfitted with radios and other equipment to enable it to serve the citizens of Haltom City.
Labeled Quint 471, the new truck can function both as a pumper and as a ladder truck. The truck's tank can hold 300 gallons of water and has a fire pump that can flow up to 1500 gallons of water per minute. The ladder can be extended to 78 feet. This new piece of equipment will respond to all types of emergencies here in Haltom City and the surrounding communities.