08/31/13 124 W, 1 I - + 6 - 5 Ladder 1 > Station 16

Yes, that's a ladder truck parked behind Station 16 on Lead Mine Road. Ladder 1 has been relocated for a couple weeks, while apron work is performed at Station 4. Since Station 16 is also having apron work finished, all vehicles were parked in the rear earlier this week: Engine 16, Mini 1, and Car 420, the on-shift Deputy Fire Marshal. For decades, the Lead Mine Road fire station housed a ladder company. Truck 16 was placed in service on June 8, 1979, with a 1964 GMC service ladder truck. Two years ladder, it was upgraded to an aerial ladder on September 16, 2001, a 1961 American LaFrance midmount. On August 21, 2006, the company was renamed Ladder 16. On January 6, 2009, the unit was moved to Station 17. Read more company histories (PDF).

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