Leadership

APPARATUS DELIVERIES

Issue 4 and Volume 142.

APPARATUS DELIVERIES About 10 years ago, a Coralville (Iowa) fire chief thought about the future and recognized his department’s eventual need for an aerial unit. Because of this, the city established a fund for the purchase; monies were budgeted into the fund each year. The apparatus, a 102’ Aerialcat from Grumann, was delivered to the department in July. It’s equipped with a two-stage, 1,500-gpm Waterous pump, a 250-gal. booster tank, and a 6 kilowatt diesel generator. The Iowa City Fire Department ordered a virtually identical unit at the same time as Coralville ordered its apparatus, enabling each to serve as the other’s back-up unit. Circle No. 82 on Reader Service Card Photo by Mark Christiansen The Wassaic (N.Y.) Fire Company decided to refurbish a 1974 Clintonville Fire Apparatus tanker rather than purchase a new one. Cost was a factor in the decision to refurbish, says David Luther, president of the…

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