What's New

 

Received and put into service in the fall of 2009:

     

                                                       2009 Pierce Heavy Duty 105’ Aerial Ladder – QUINT

 

The apparatus chassis is the Pierce Arrow XT, powered by a Detroit Diesel 515 hp engine. The transmission is a six speed Allison automatic. The suspension is Pierce’s Oshkosh

Tak-4 with 22,800 pound front and 48,000 pound rear.  The apparatus also has an inter-axle differential, which divides torque evenly between axles. The 105 foot steel aerial

has both turntable and ladder tip controls for the aerial ladder and the nozzle. The nozzle is rated for 1,000 gpm and served with a telescopic water way.  The aerial tip also

 has a 2 ½ inch connection, rope rescue attachment, electrical outlet, and a two-way communication system between the aerial tip and the operator’s turntable.  Other aerial

ladder features include a “stow and deploy” function and rung alignment.  The tip load is 750 pounds.  Four stabilizers provide stability with a 16' foot spread and 18"

stabilizer penetration. The Waterous pump is rated for 1,650 gallons per minute and the tank size is 391 gallons.  There are two 2 ½ inch discharges on both the left and right side

of the apparatus.  The apparatus has hose beds for both firefighting hose and high volume supply hose. The apparatus also includes five self contained breathing apparatus

(SCBA) seats (four in the rear cab and one in the front passenger seat); 115 feet of ground ladders in total with the required Quint combination; and a 10 kilowatt generator.