12/10/09 116 W, 1 I - + 12 - 6 Cherry Point Telesqurt

In a footnote to our posting of Havelock news, we wondered what aerial apparatus has served the town through the military base. Here's Lee Wilson's photo of Squad 2, a 1987/88 Pierce Arrow with a 1000 GPM Waterous pump, a 500 gallon tank, a 100 gallon foam tank, and a 50-foot Telesqurt. Twenty-eight such rigs were placed in service in 1987 and 1988, as part of the Marine Corps single largest acquisition in their history. It was part of an aggressive replacement plan that the USMC embarked upon in 1987, writes Tom Shand in an article on U.S. Marine Corps Structural Firefighting Apparatus in the March-April 1997 issue of Fire Apparatus Journal. Camp Lejeune also received one. Click to enlarge:

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