09/22/15 272 W, 4 I - + 16 - 5 UPDATED - Holly Springs' New Aerialscope

September 22, 2015
Holly Springs placed their new platform in service last month. Ladder 255 is a 2001 Spartan Gladiator/Baker Aerialscope, 2000/0/95-foot purchased last year. Originally served the William Cameron Engine Company in Lewisburg, PA. See more photos from Lee Wilson, both before and after the fine paint job.


Lee Wilson photos

August 13, 2014
The Holly Springs Fire Department has purchased a new aerial platform, a 2001 Spartan Gladiator/Baker Aerialscope with a 2000 GPM pump and a 95-foot boom. No water tank. Purchased from Fire Line Equipment, see the specs. Originally served the William Cameron Engine Company (see also their FB page) in Lewisburg, PA. Has about 10,000 miles on it. Received last week. Will soon be painted.

The town's prior platform was placed out of service on Tuesday, a 1999 American LaFrance Eagle mid-mount that was purchased in 2007 from Pattonville Fire District in Pattonville, MO. The new truck is the first Aerialscope in Wake County since Raleigh's 1977 Mack/Baker was sold some years ago. Where else are 'scopes operating in our state? Eastside FD near Asheboro has a Mack/Baker. Boone FD (Avery) and Newell FD (Mecklenburg) no longer have theirs. Any other's still in service?

Holly Springs is also getting a new rescue/pumper. Maybe readers can help with details there. (What other new apparatus is being delivered around Wake County. Three International/Rosenbauer tankers are almost here for Fairview, Swift Creek, and Wake New Hope. Those will be the first Rosenbauer rigs in the county. New rescue trucks as well--built by Rescue One?--for a couple county departments.) See more photos from Lee.


Lee Wilson photos

Seems to fit with the color scheme…they gonna paint it?
Rook - 08/13/14 - 10:34

Our (Apex’s) new E4 is due to be delivered near the end of September.
Bob P. - 08/13/14 - 10:42

Fuquay is building a new Rescue 1 replacement now.
911 - 08/13/14 - 12:06

I don’t understand the logic, they replace a 15 year old ladder with a 13 year old ladder and the asking price was $390k.
stretch - 08/13/14 - 13:06

For anyone interested, here is what I have on current/former Aerialscopes in NC (excluding the new Holly Springs truck):

Avery County Ladder Co – 1971 Mack CF / 75’ Aerialscope Ex-Cherry Hill, NJ. Sold to Blackstone, VA then Sperryville, VA.
Boone – 1987 Mack CF / 95’ Aerialscope. Sold to unknown FD in SC.
Civietown – 1970 Mack CF / 1991 Refurb / 75’ Aerialscope Ex-King Co Dist 26, WA. Sold on Ebay in 2010 to unknown location.
Cleveland (Rowan) – 1979 Mack CF/75’ Aerialscope Ex-FDNY & Westbury,LINY. Still in service.
Eastside – 1989 Mack CF / 95’ Aerialscope Ex-Chesterfield County, VA. Still in service.
Gastonia – 1976 Mack CF / 75’ Aerialscope Sold to unknown location.
Mount Mourne – 1990 Mack CF / 75’ Aerialscope Ex-White Hall, PA. Still in service.
Newell – 1972 Mack CF / ’86 Worldwide Fire App. refurb / 75’ Aerialscope Ex-FDNY T120. Sold to Big Walnut Joint Fire Dist, OH then private owner in WA.
Raleigh – 1977 Mack CF/75’ Aerialscope. Sold to Barnwell, SC.
BFD1151 - 08/14/14 - 09:40

Raleigh has ordered a new engine and air truck. Cary is in the process of ordering a new engine (Engine 8 replacement).
firetrucks - 08/16/14 - 09:40

@firetrucks, not sure who your source is, but RFD has an air truck on order but no engine as of yet.
Priest - 08/16/14 - 23:43

@Stretch, they likely ran into the same issue that a lot of departments are having with ALF. They can no longer get replacement parts and are spending a lot of money to have parts custom made… Not sure if this is the reason but it would make sense to me.
Mac - 08/30/14 - 15:45

Holly Springs is one of the fastest growing towns in Wake County. Anyone from HSFD know what the 5 year plan for your department is to accommodate the growth? Always good to hear the planning side of things and would love to know, since Holly Springs went from tiny town to BAM!
Plan Man - 09/01/14 - 10:19

Your first posting was a year ago – isn’t that an awfully long time to put equipment in service?
Paul - 09/23/15 - 08:34

How many members will staff the truck?
Manpower - 09/29/15 - 00:37

The ladder was in service but had some cable issues and was away for repairs for about three months. It is back in service and is staffed with 2 to 3 people depending on the shift.
911 - 10/02/15 - 13:23

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