02/08/11 77 W, 1 I - + 5 - 4 Rolesville Receives Ladder Truck

This 2011 Ferrara Inferno HD mid-mount aerial platform was delivered to the Rolesville Fire Department yesterday. It's equipped with a 2,000 GPM pump, 300 gallon tank, and 100-foot aerial. The truck will be lettered and striped in the coming weeks, and placed in service in some months. The unit is designated Ladder 15. It's also the first Ferrara for Wake County, correct? Lee Wilson took this photo and has a posted some others.

Lee Wilson photo

Nice looking truck! I guess the Town of Rolesville funded the truck? (I say this because it was my understanding that the county does not give you apparatus outside of the replacement schedule.) Is Rolesville a municipal or incorporated volunteer department?
Bob P. - 02/08/11 - 09:26

Wake Forest got there new rear mount not too long ago didnt they?
AW - 02/08/11 - 11:39

Lets see pics of Wake Forest Ladder.
911 - 02/08/11 - 12:30

Looks great Rolesville. Hope it gives you many years of service!
AB - 02/08/11 - 12:49

A new ladder truck and a new Bojangles. Rolesville is moving on up.
RF - 02/08/11 - 13:15

Awesome looking apparatus.
charlie - 02/08/11 - 13:27

What’s that make for ladders county-wide:

- Raleigh, eight plus three reserves

- Cary, four plus one on order, which will place oldest one in reserve

- Apex, replaced their original ladder years ago, and added a platform recently.

- Bay Leaf

- Fuquay-Varina

- Garner

- Holly Springs, bought a tower years ago to replace their telesquirt.

- Knightdale, bought a tower a year-ish ago to replace their telesquirt.

- Rolesville, just added

- Wake Forest, replacement due or already delivered.

- Wendell, replaced their original ex-Raleigh tiller some years ago.

- Zebulon, recently rehabbed their tower.

Did I forget anyone?
Legeros - 02/08/11 - 13:33

Looks like it is a tight fit for the new ladder in Rolesville’s Station.
Charlie - 02/08/11 - 13:37

Moville has 2007 102’ KME platform at station 2 with four personnel assighned to it full time.
Sparky - 02/08/11 - 16:04

Fuquay- Varina 2001 Peirce Dash 100’ Platform 2000 GPM 300 gal tank.
911 - 02/08/11 - 16:07

Wake Forest Fire received thier new 100’ rear mount last week. A replacement for the 95’ midmount. You all are more than welcome to come by and take a look. Congrats to RRFD on thier new piece
Swiman - 02/08/11 - 17:00

Just curious, why the switch from mid to rear-mount? I thought that truck was brand new!
Bob P. - 02/08/11 - 18:10

Apex has a Ferrara engine
DJ - 02/08/11 - 21:45

DJ Apex does not have a Ferrara
Apex Batt Chief - 02/08/11 - 22:40

Wake Forest received a new ladder tower because the old one (even though it was a 2006 model) was a POS! It spent more time out of service, due to mechanical issues, than it spent in service over the last 2 years. There was a great opportunity for the midmount to be sold and the rearmount purchased, so the fire dept took advantage of that opportunity while it was there. The reason for the rearmount over the midmount was decided by the apparatus committee due to it felt that a rearmount provided more benefits than a midmount for the area served. The hope is that the new ladder will go in service by middle of March, once all of the equipment is mounted and the personnel have completed the training.
Wayne - 02/08/11 - 22:54

Wayne, tell Mohn I haven’t forgotten him and will get him the info he requested soon. Were you on the committee??? I know how you love your rear mount platforms!!
Silver - 02/09/11 - 00:02

Hey Scooter…I thought there was one. My bad. The engine with the oscillating lights all over it- that is the one that I thought was a Ferrara.
DJ - 02/09/11 - 10:08

DJ, that’s an HME... and one tight turning truck.

NOW... Ferrara did use HME cabs for the longest time on their trucks… maybe where the confusion comes.

Wayne what are the specs on the new WF ladder?
shevais - 02/09/11 - 10:41

Shev- I went and looked at the photos after Scooter pointed out my error. I guess the similarities between some of the older Ferrara and the HMEs through me off. And I can imagine it is pretty tight turning due to the short WB. I haven’t spent too much time up close with the fire side stuff in Apex.
DJ - 02/09/11 - 10:53

Somebody snap and send a pic of Wake Forest’s ladder and I will post posthaste!
Legeros - 02/09/11 - 13:05

Ask and ye shall receive. A reader passes along this Pierce photo. We’ll post as its own topic tonight on the blog, http://www.flickr.com/photos/piercemfg/5..
Legeros - 02/09/11 - 13:44

Congrates to our brothers at Wake forest and Rolesville on their new trucks! They are needed! But the only problem I have with our great county is we can get all this equip but not the staffing to run it! Is RRFD going to staff the truck? Just my opinion but we should have all the trucks in the county staffed 24-7!!!!!!!! Again excited to see our brothers with their new rigs! Be safe!!
Jason Lane - 02/09/11 - 23:33

This week’s Wake Weekly has a front-page story about the new ladder, excerpts of which are at http://www.wakeweekly.com/index.php?cate..

The truck cost about $900,000.
Legeros - 02/10/11 - 07:07

what was the need for a $$$K ladder in Ro’ville ?? did call volume dictate the need or are there structures that require it ??
curious - 02/10/11 - 17:01

Same reason Bay Leaf, Zebulon and others need and have a ladder.
GH - 02/10/11 - 20:38

And once again an area department obtained a piece of appartus without prior review and approval from the blog audience. We need to work on that!
Joker - 02/10/11 - 20:57

dont see a big issue with the truck! more of an issue county wide with staffing the truck!
Jason Lane - 02/13/11 - 22:51

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