Back from vacation but still processing photos and observations from our trip to Savannah by way of Charleston. Heard there's a new airport fire department in North Charleston, serving the Boeing plant that opened last year. Google finds a couple apparatus delivery photos. Top photo is a 2011 Oshkosh Striker 3000, from this E-Vehicle News story. See larger photo on that page. Bottom is a 2011? Ford F-550/American LaFrance mini-pumper slash light rescue, from this ALF page. Perhaps readers can add details about BFD as well as main airport fire department in North Charleston.
From a reader: The USAF provides fire protection for both the military and civilian sides of the airport. Since they fly C-5 Galaxy cargo planes from there, the have an impressive fleet. They maintain a minimum of four large ARFF rigs at all times, which you don’t see much any more.
Legeros - 05/11/12 - 20:06
Did you happen to hit up the Lafrance Fire Museum while in Charleston? Its a really cool place!
McK - 05/13/12 - 12:43
Agreed, it is a nifty place. I’ve been there a couple times a couple years ago, see pics: http://www.flickr.com/photos/legeros/set..
On this trip, I had to balance “wife time” with “fire stuff.”
Legeros - 05/13/12 - 12:45