New York “Ups” Ladder Length

New York “Ups” Ladder Length

New York City Fire Department is going in for 100 foot aerial ladders. Recent action by the Board of Estimates appropriating $850,000 for equipment included $452,000 for 13 aerials, two of which are to be 100 feet and 11 ladders of 85 feet.

The appropriation embraces $228,000 for 12 pumpers of 1,000 GPM; $132,000 for eight pumpers of 750 GPM to replace over-age hose wagons. The budget director’s report to the Board of Estimate states: “Rather than have a vehicle at the scene which can furnish merely hose, it is proposed to have a pumper which can furnish hose and at the same time provide pumping capacity to either supplement other operating pumps or to replace pumps which become inoperative.”

A rescue truck for $25,000 to replace Rescue 4 in Queens County and a floodlight track for $13,000 are included.

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