Firefighting

APPARATUS DELIVERIES: The Park Ridge (NJ) Fire Department replaced an older rear-mounted platform with a PIERCE aerial ladder

Issue 2 and Volume 162.

By John M. MaleCKy null >> The Park Ridge (NJ) Fire Department replaced an older rear-mounted platform with a PIERCE aerial ladder. Captain William “BJ” Diedtrich says that the short outrigger spread allows for easier setup on the town’s smaller residential streets. All departments in the local mutual-aid group also have platforms if needed. Click here to enlarge image Features/Equipment: Velocity chassis with 247.5-inch wheelbase and seven-seat cab; CATERPILLAR C13 525-hp diesel engine with ALLISON 4000 EVS automatic transmission; 100-foot aluminum aerial ladder with 1,000-pound tip load, AKRON StreamMaster ladderpipe, and 12-foot outrigger spread; GORTITE roll-up compartment doors and six wheel well sleeves for spare SCBA cylinders; and light and power with HARRISON 20-kw hydraulic generator, seven FRC floodlights (two at aerial tip, four on sides of body, and one facing rear), and one HANNAY electric cord reel. >> The Chico (CA) Fire Department replaced a 750-gallon foam trailer with…

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