11/22/10 123 W, 1 I - + 6 - 7 Tiller in Service

The Raleigh Fire Department placed its newest piece of aerial apparatus in service today. Ladder 4 at Station 1 now operates a 2010 Pierce Arrow XT tractor-drawn aerial ladder, 1500 GPM, 300 gallons, 100-foot. The tiller was delivered in July and replaced a 2004 Pierce Arrow XT that overturned while responding to a call in July 2009. Ladder 4 had been operating a reserve platform, a 1999 American LaFrance Eagle midmount. The tiller is the fourth for the department (1916, 1958, 2004, 2010), or sixth if you include two replacement cabs (1939, 1979). It's the fourth 100-footer, by my count. And the 12th delivered with a pump. As well as the 41st Pierce, if my math is correct. Here are some photos of the truck from Lee Wilson and Mike Legeros.

Lee Wilson photo

with this new ladder in service, raleigh probably has the best fleet of front line apparatus in the triangle if not the state.
Charlie - 11/24/10 - 03:29

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