08/01/08 89 W, 1 I - + 13 - 11 Snorkel in Operation

Old Truck 1 was operating this afternoon on New Hope Road, working to extinguish a debris fire at the city yard waste center. Presently named Ladder 210, the 1988 Pierce Arrow 85-foot articulating platform was delivered around August 31, 1988. It cost $396,325, and was placed in service as Truck 1 on September 21, 1988. It was subsquently placed in service at Station 15 (19961999), Station 22 (2001), and Station 26 (2005). Read more about it. Ladder 210 is one of only two to serve in this area. Durham had a Hi-Ranger, back in the day.

Snorkels have served in Fayetteville, Charlotte, Greenville and Wilson to name a few.
harkey (Email) (Web Site) - 08/01/08 - 22:33

Henderson-Vance County purchased one several years ago together, and is still in reserve status
rnln (Email) - 08/01/08 - 22:41

If Im not mistaken Goldsboro has one that the still run as a truck out of station 5.
[Adam Brown] - 08/02/08 - 04:32

Snorkels around the state, versus just the Triangle, were a topic in this thread: http://www.legeros.com/ralwake/photos/we..
Legeros - 08/02/08 - 05:29

You are correct about Goldsboro, Snorkel 5 is stationed at St. 5 on Central Heights Road. It was repainted to red a few years ago.
car3550 - 08/02/08 - 18:39

Just for a little history about truck 15. The snorkel was not truck 15 in 1996!!!!!!!!!!!!! I was transferred to engine 15 in May of 1998 and the truck was still the old segrave. At that time truck 1 was still on the snorkel. If memory serves me correct when truck 1 started riding on the American la France, the snorkel came out to 15 and the segrave went to truck 8. We had to drive truck 15 out the back doors because the elbow would not let us go out the front due to the height of the front doors. Anyway I hope this helps history wise! Stay Safe!
Jason Lane - 08/03/08 - 11:30

Thanks Jason! The correct date is around April 12, 1999, the date that Truck 1 received the ALF platform. To accommodate the snorkel at Station 15, a higher roof and rear doors were added to the bay. A section of curbing, on the access road to the station and the park, was also removed, so the truck could make the turn.
Legeros - 08/03/08 - 11:49

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