Ashland Ladder Truck

An Ashland Fire Division staffer climbs up a ladder truck during a community event in 2016.

ASHLAND — Ashland City Council on Tuesday agreed to purchase a new, $1.5 million ladder truck to replace the fire division’s existing apparatus that has lasted more than 25 years.

Mayor Matt Miller said the 100-foot ladder truck currently used is a 1996 model that, most recently, struggled to extend the ladder at an event at Brookside Golf Course.