High Rise with no Aerial Device
Our District has a potential for a 6-story hotel with up to 90 guest rooms, restaurant and bar being built within the next two years. The tallest building currently in our district of 5500 people is two stories so we have had no immediate need for an aerial device. Our closest mutual aid aerial is at best 15 - 20 minutes away. The new hotel will obviously be fully sprinklered for fire protection but my concern is for any rescue occurances from the upper floors. Looking for any communities that may have been in the same situation, if an aerial device was purchased and if there really is an immediate need (I think so). We definately don't have the funds available for a purchase of this type.