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.