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    Our department recently purchased a used ladder for use as a training opportunity and to introduce our members to ladder company operations. I am trying to put together a list of equipment to outfit the truck. I have began with the ISO and NFPA requirements. Our department currently operates 4 Engines, a heavy rescue 4 ALS rescues and a marine unit. Our community is comprised of mainly residential 1 and 2 family dwellings and light commercial. Any help or info is greatly appreciated.

    Kevin M. Koch
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    I realize there is a cost restriction on everything we do, but we did the same thing several years back. We basically set the truck up to be a 'tool box on wheels' (oh yeah with a big ladder on top )

    We are truly a truck (no pump, no water). We carry all kinds of hand tools (multiple sets of irons, pike poles, sledge hammers, and contractor type tools like hammer, staple gun, nails, etc) various cutting tools such as chain saws, k-saws and 'cip saws. PPV fans, rope rescue equipment, salvage and overhaul equipment such as tarps/runners/wood lathe/tar-paper and two compartments dedicated to scene lighting (cord reels, tripod lights, generators both portable and truck powered, etc) since we currently don't have a rescue/utility vehicle to provide that service. The only other dedicated compartment we have is a RIT compartment since we run the ladder on all mutual aid RIT assignments and want to get the bulk of what we need by opening one set of doors.

    Don't know if that helps or not.

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    Thats all this truck is - a 1971 Americal LaFrance refurbed in 91. It has a 100' stick and 4 tires. No pump or tank. A true Truck!

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    Originally posted by Atticdawg1
    Thats all this truck is - a 1971 Americal LaFrance refurbed in 91. It has a 100' stick and 4 tires. No pump or tank. A true Truck!





    UMMMMMMM...


    4 tires. Must be a kiddie truck.


    Is the ladder certified? If not all you have is a transport vehicle.

    We had some 71's ALF, we are glad they are gone down the rode. The folks who bought them and sent them futher.

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