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#4 Aerial

Fire Trucks and Emergency Vehicles

#4 Aerial

Aerial #4

  • 2004 American LaFrance – 5 man cab.
  • Body and Aerial built by American LaFrance LTI facility.
  • 500 horsepower Diesel engine.
  • Automatic transmission.
  • 6000 litre (1500 gallon) per minute pump.
  • 1900 litre (500 gallon) water tank
  • 23 metre (75 feet) aerial ladder.
  • Usually used to fight fires from the second and third floors of buildings.
  • Other uses involve fighting chimney fires and assisting firefighters in ventilating a roof during a fire.
  • Pre-plumbed waterway on aerial ladder to supply large electric monitor/nozzle.
  • Carries bunker gear for on-call firefighters.
  • Equipped with self contained breathing apparatus (SCBA), spare SCBA tanks, high rise pack, gas detector, light extrication tools, tarps, rope, pike poles, axes, lighting and various hand tools.
  • Carries secondary accountability system to track personnel during larger emergencies.
  • Equipped with an on-board hydraulic generator.
  • Carries a dry chemical, carbon dioxide and pressurized water fire extinguisher.
  • Carries a quick cut saw for cutting steel, heavy roofing materials and concrete.
  • Carries a 61 cm (24 inch) electric positive pressure fan.
  • Carries a semi-automatic defibrillator and trauma bag for medical emergencies.
  • Has a front trash line for very small fires.
  • 240 metres (800 feet) of 100 mm high volume supply hose.
  • 270 metres (900 feet) of 65 mm fire attack hose.
  • 180 metres (600 feet) of 38 mm fire attack hose.
  • 1 – 10 metre (35 feet) 3 section ground ladder.
  • 1 – 7 metre (24 feet) 2 section ground ladder.
  • 2 – 5 metre (16 feet) roof ladders.
  • 1 – 4 metre (14 feet) 2 section ground ladder.
  • 1 – 3 metre (10 feet) attic ladder.