01/17/10 72 W, 1 I - + 10 - 7 Keep Back One City Block


Looking through that great page of Sanford Fire Department historical photos, there are a number of images of their American LaFrance Aero-Chief platform. The 80-foot snorkel looks like a late 1960s vintage. Wonder how many other Aero-Chief's served in our state? Anyway, dig the "keep back" message on the rear! One city block! Click to the access the original image:
 


Courtesy Sanford Fire Department





Charlotte ran an 80’ Aero Chief as platform 1 for a while. It was later destroyed in a wreck on the way to Pierce for a refurb. Greensboro had an 80 footer as well that now serves Franklin,NC. Ocean Isle Beach had a 90’ AeroChief that came from Dade County,FL, and is serving its 3rd home in Iberia Parrish Fire District 1,LA. So, in total there were 4 that served NC at one time or another. For the complete list of Aero Chiefs, go to http://www.aerochief.com.. This site is run by a friend of mine from GA named Dave Organ, definitely worth checking out.
BFD1151 - 01/17/10 - 21:10

The “one city block” is still the law, statewide:
http://www.ncga.state.nc.us/EnactedLegis..
(See section B). Good luck on getting anyone to follow that law, however. There aren’t enough trees in the world to make all the citations needed…
[rfburns] - 01/18/10 - 10:22



  
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