Gladiators Inspire New Fire Truck’s Name

DULUTH, Ga. – The Gwinnett Gladiators proved to be the inspiration for the name of a new platform ladder truck.

Firefighters often christen their trucks and Captain Danny Rowland said that Fire Station 5 chose “Gladiator” because the truck is big and powerful like the hockey team and the movie.

The hockey team donated a logo and players and posed with the 47-foot and 61,000-pound Gladiator for a picture that will be used for team giveaway.

The team trains and plays its games in the coverage area of Fire Station 5, which staffs about half of the hockey games at The Arena at Gwinnett Center.