Issue 9 and Volume 140.

APPARATUS DELIVERIES DEPARTMENTS The Des Plaines (Ill.) Fire Department put into service in May this 102-foot (Irumman aerial ladder truck. It replaces a 1971 100-foot aerial ladder truck. The new truck is more versatile than the old one, says Deputy Chief James Albrecht. It has a built-in waterway on the ladder, a ladder basket for rescue, and a deluge gun in the basket. There’s also an internal communications system which allows firefighters in the basket to talk to firefighters at the pump control panel. The department serves a 16-square-mile area that consists of both residential and commercial areas. So far the truck has been used mostly at routine industry and commercial fire incidents. The apparatus has a 1,500-gpm pump and a 200-gallon water tank It has the capacity to seat six people. The truck is built on a Duplex chassis and has an eight-cylinder, Detroit Silver 92 engine with a…

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