The City of Cameron Fire Department accepted delivery of a new 78’ smart aerial in March of 2018. The aerial, a Rosenbauer Viper Ladder, was purchased from Rosenbauer South Dakota, LLC. The sale of the apparatus was made possible through Heiman Fire Equipment. The ladder is equipped with a 1,500 gpm waterous pump, remote control aerial, 750 pound tip load, and 1,250 gpm waterway nozzle. The purchase of the apparatus was made possible by a ¼ cent fire department sales tax passed by Cameron voters in April 2016. The Cameron Fire Department is a paid-per-call fire department responding to approximately 350 fire and emergency related calls per year. The department provides protection for the City of Cameron and 144 square mile Cameron Rural Fire Protection District with a total population of approximately 18,000 residents.