Leadership

DEPARTMENTS

Issue 2 and Volume 140.

APPARATUS DELIVERIES DEPARTMENTS Stations 111, 114, 124, and 128 of the Baltimore, MD, Fire Department have each accepted delivery of a Sutphen aerial tower. The trucks were put into service over the past few months. The main advantage of these units is that they are combination ladder trucks and pumpers. Instead of using two pieces of apparatus, the fire stations are now using one to accomplish the same job. This results in a savings of manpower. According to Chief William Hunt, the new units have helped to increase the department’s fire strength with minimum manpower. This helps the department run more efficiently. The units seat seven people. They each have a 100-foot ladder and 1,500-gpm pumping capability with a 500-gallon tank capacity The truck also has two 1 1/4-inch pre-connected hoses and one 2 La-inch attack line pre-connected hose. The trucks are powered by a Detroit 8V71N diesel engine with…

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