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    Default How big an aerial?

    Protect life and property. The community needs to identify the level of risk it is willing to accept.

    We are a tiny victorian "city" 4000, a suburban pop of 3000 (within about a 6 mile radius) and have an LARGE outlying area of 5-7000 people over 350 sqmiles.

    Downtown is a National Historic Landmark district. Goto www.Leadvilleusa.com or www.leadville.com

    Looking at specing an aerial apparatus. Attached is a spreadsheet that is in no way a complete listing of structues.

    Columns are self explanatory hopefully.

    Colllapse zone of 1.5H

    What are your thoughts
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    Heights are important, but so are setbacks. How far off the street are your properties? Big difference in 10' vs 30'.

    We have nothing over 3 stories, but setbacks as far as 50'. An 85' would have worked for around 95% but we were able to get a 100'.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bones42
    Heights are important, but so are setbacks. How far off the street are your properties? Big difference in 10' vs 30'.

    We have nothing over 3 stories, but setbacks as far as 50'. An 85' would have worked for around 95% but we were able to get a 100'.
    Keeping out of the collapse zone covers the set backs in our case. Lots aren't that big

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    ISO is big on this stuff.

    With seven buildings over 75' you need a bigger truck than a 75. I'm pretty sure ISO says that with 3 or more buildings needing a 100 footer that's what you need.

    More to come, I have an Excel sheet comparing setback vs. height and 75 fters vs. 100 fters.

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    So far you have gotten good advice ............also dont forget to consider street width and any low over hang bridges.
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    RFD, would you be able to post the exel chart? Sounds like something usefull for future reference.
    Thanks!!

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    Here it is?
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    Thank you sir!!

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