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City's new ladder truck stays busy
Mike Baus photo-McMinnville firefighters, working with ambulance service personnel, used Ladder 2 to transport a man from a second-floor structure who had suffered a medical emergency. The man couldnt get down on his own.
The city’s new Ladder 2 truck, less than two weeks on the job, made its first rescue when firemen went atop Harrison Ferry Mountain to save a man who suffered a medical emergency.According to McMinnville Fire Chief Kendall Mayfield, the ambulance service received a call on Harrison Ferry Mountain concerning a medical emergency.“The man had passed out,” said Mayfield, noting the man was on the second floor of a building that was under construction. “They couldn’t get him down so they asked us to come up and help.”The city responded with its Ladder 2 truck through mutual aid. The department is allowed to help in other areas outside the city limits through a mutual aid agreement.