03/29/14 82 W, 1 I - + 11 - 10 Raleigh Ladder 1 > Ladder 111

Apparatus update. Ladder 1 has been relettered as Ladder 111, for reserve duty. The 2001 Quality/Spartan Gladiator 1500/300/75-foot has an interesting history. It's the "quint' that's served as engine, from January 2001 to April 2004. It might be one of the most renamed pieces of equipment on the roster: E23, T24, T23, L23, L4, L1, L111. First-place probably goes to the snorkel: L210, L6, L24, L210, L110, T110, T26, T22, T15, T1. Read histories of both trucks in my apparatus register.

Mike just have a question. I notice that RFD reserve ladders are numbered example (110,111) What is the reason for the spare snorkel being numbered different (210)? Just curious noticed it looking at yours and Lee’s photos and this post.
Jeremy Meares (Email) - 04/25/14 - 19:07

Jeremy, at one time there were 100 and 200 series reserve apparatus. The 100 series were pretty much ready to go for a quick switch out for when your rig was down for a short time. The 200 series was when you had an extended out of service time and you would have to transfer over a bunch of equipment.

However, I think the RFD is going away from that (or has already) and all the reserves will be equipped almost all the way to make the switch outs easier.
Silver - 04/25/14 - 22:39

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