I believe that the Greenwood Fire Department should purchase its own ladder truck. According to the Oxford County Regional Communication Center, Oxford County radio communication center dispatch times, Greenwood has been first on-scene for the last two structure fires in our mutual aid towns.

If Greenwood fire had the equipment I am requesting, it would be able to handle most of the calls we respond to by itself instead of relying on mutual aid companies — which can take 10 to 15 minutes extra. Those extra few minutes could be life or death.

For every call that a ladder would be needed, Greenwood has to call Woodstock fire as well. The only way Greenwood could resolve this problem is for the Greenwood Fire Department to purchase a ladder truck of its own.

David Goodwin II, Greenwood

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