11/07/09 120 W, 1 I - + 14 - 12 Knightdale's New Aerial Ladder

Knightdale Public Safety took delivery today of a 1997 Pierce Quantum aerial ladder, 105-foot, 1500 GPM, 300 gallons, and two 25 gallon foam cells. The refurbished apparatus previously served as Ladder 8 in Madison, WI. The broker was an apparatus dealer in Alabama, and the rig arrived on a flatbed this afternoon. Designated Ladder 135, it replaces a 1973 Ford/Pierce 50-foot telesquirt that was placed in service when KPS was established in 2002. The squirt was purchased from the city of Greensboro, and formerly served Guilford College Fire Department. Trivia question, was the first aerial apparatus to serve the town of Knightdale, and where is it today? Pics of the new truck from Legeros (below) and Lee coming soon. Click to enlarge:

As for the inevitable question regarding staffing of the ladder, I have it on good authority that personnel will be aboard the truck whenever it responds to calls.
Legeros - 11/07/09 - 23:38

1990 E-One pumper with 75 foot aerial ladder.
Selma Fire Department.
NcFireArt - 11/08/09 - 07:51

Yes its a 1991 Eone Cyclone some changes made by Selma. A booster reel added in a rear compartment two rear middle facing seats taking out and a few other small changes. Has been an awesome truck here and will continue to serve the citizens of Selma greatly. Any questions regarding this ladder feel free to ask!
Adam Brown - 11/08/09 - 20:05

Good for K-dale. I hate to say it, but that ladder they had before was not a ladder truck. I am glad they got a good ladder they can depend on.
Chris - 11/10/09 - 22:50

Placed in service the afternoon of 11/25/09, just in time for a Kitchen Fire.
J.Boggs - 11/26/09 - 11:12

J, how many you guys staffing it with?
Silver - 11/26/09 - 11:59

Nice rig hopefully the town will hire more firefighters to meet staffing needs…..
Philly - 11/28/09 - 18:24

Any idea where the Guilford College tele squrt ended up?
jay - 10/20/10 - 15:29

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