07/09/07 90 W - + 17 - 15 Rescue 14

...was placed in service this afternoon with their new truck. If counting correctly, that's the thirtieth Pierce for Raleigh. The first was delivered in 1988, the Arrow platform. The city has operated 12 rescues since 1953, including the two Pierces but not counting USAR equipment. There have also been five service ladder trucks since 1922, including one rebuild; 16 pieces of aerial apparatus since 1916, including two replacement cabs (1939 and 1979); and 74 engines since 1913, including two chemical and hose cars (1913), one used pumper (1942), and a pair of rebuilds with changed chassis's (1990 and 1992). Source: RFD apparatus registery.

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