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Posted on: January 15, 2014

[ARCHIVED] New Aerial Fire Truck Arrival

Date: Thursday, January 16, 2014

Time: 3:00PM PST (tentative)

Place: Fire Station
227 W. Fourth Street
Revelstoke, BC VOE 2S0

Ladder 6 will serve our community well for decades to come. Once delivered, Ladder 6 will be cleaned and equipment will be unpacked and loaded onto the unit. Ladder 6 is expected to be in service in early January 2014 following 3 days of technical training for firefighters.

The Fire Rescue Services Ladder 6 will be celebrated and unveiled officially in the spring (2014) at a Fire Station Public Open House where it will be demonstrated by firefighters and be dedicated to all firefighters of the Revelstoke Fire Rescue Services.

Technical Information:

• Ladder 6 is a 2013 demonstrator 100’ American LaFrance Aerial Platform Apparatus.
• It replaces 37 year old 55’ Snorkel 6 which is scheduled to be sold at auction.
• As a demonstrator it has been shown at Fire Chief Conferences, dealerships and Fire Departments in Philadelphia, Ohio and Detroit.
• Securing a demonstrator Aerial Platform resulted in substantial savings over a new piece of equipment.
• Ladder 6 has been configured and fully equipped to meet the special firefighting needs of our community.
• It is a Rear-Mount Platform apparatus and has the American LaFrance Eagle® chassis.
• The ladder is an all-steel construction with k-bracing, a dual-rod extension system and LED visibility lights on the 3 ladder sections.
• The modular platform device is a 1000 lb capacity with rescue basket, pike poles, roof ladder and roof ventilation tools.
• Ladder 6 has an oversized waterway system and has water flows from the platform of 2000 GPM.
• The 4 outriggers that stabilize Ladder 6 are an out and down style with the ability to provide short-jacking capability for different grade situations found in Revelstoke.
• Ladder 6 has general safety systems built in for our Revelstoke firefighter’s safety.
• Ladder 6 is equipped with a powerful Hale twin flow 2000 GMP fire pump designed for the toughest of fire situations.
• Ladder 6 is equipped with a powerful, yet economical 500 HP Cummins diesel engine with low emissions controls along with an Allison 4000 6 speed automatic transmission.
• Ladder 6 has a ground ladder storage compartment that is equipped with 6 ground ladders of various sizes that can be deployed for a variety of fire situations found in Revelstoke.

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For more information (media only), please contact:

Rob Girard, Fire Chief, (250) 837-2884

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