06/16/14 199 W, 2 I - + 8 - 3 Morrisville's New Ladder 1

The Morrisville Fire Department has a received a 2014 Spartan/Smeal 105-foot aerial, 1500/500/20. Delivered on June 4, the very red truck has been making the convention circuit. It was seen at the Harrisburg Fire Expo in May and the South Carolina Fire Expo last week. The truck is expected in service in July, and will be named Ladder 1. (The sharp-looking truck is also featured on the home page of the Smeal web site.)

This is the town's second aerial apparatus, after a 2008 KME Predator Aerial Cat 102-foot rear-mount platform (1500/300) that operates as Ladder 2. The new ladder is also the department's next stage in the implementation of a quint concept, which has been planned for a number of years. The multi-year plan will place a quint and a rescue unit at each of the three fire stations. See this thread from last year, when Rescue 1 was deliverd.

Also see this thread from April 2010, where we last saw some discussion. (Four years ago! Where does the time go.) We'll also touch base our friends in Morrisville for an update on plans. Watch this space.

Lee Wilson's snapped these great shots on Sunday. See those photos.


Lee Wilson photos

Good looking truck! Congrats Mo’ville. Smeal seems to be making some very good trucks as well as the Spartan cabs.
911 - 06/16/14 - 17:30

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