Leadership

APPARATUS DELIVERIES

Issue 9 and Volume 142.

APPARATUS DELIVERIES The Weaverville, North Carolina Fire Department purchased its Boardman tower-pumper primarily for four applications: ventilation, easy access to roofs, blitz-attack firefighting, and defensive firefighting (protecting exposures), according to chief John V. Penley. Weaverville (pop. 2,500) also provides fire protection to a rural district (pop. 7,500) and responds to mutual aid calls for structure fires in other surrounding districts. Within its protection district are 184 businesses plus several shopping centers, apartment complexes, townhouses, churches, and 11 major industries. The apparatus, built on a Mack Model MC chassis, has a 150-inch wheelbase and is powered by a Mack E6, 250 hp diesel engine with an Allison MT-647 automatic transmission. The aerial device is a 55-foot Reading Apache Tower equipped with a 1,000-gpm, RPN 360-degree nozzle. The tower has an access ladder with 12-inch railings and a horizontal reach of 47 feet. Features include a five-firefighter tilt cab, a Waterous 1,250-gpm…

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