04/21/08 61 W, 1 I - + 14 - 9 Cary's New Ladder

The replacement for Truck 6 was delivered this morning. The 2008 Pierce Velocity, equipped with a 105-foot ladder and 1,500-GPM pump, will replace the town's 1993 Pierce service truck. Specs are based on Raleigh's recent Pierce ladder bid, but with a different chassis and other enhancements including a larger pump. Should be the first Velocity for the Triangle. Click to enlarge:

Now that’s sweet…
Olson - 04/21/08 - 22:32

It sure does look nice…........

Anyone know if it is going to be Truck 6 or Ladder 6? Seems to me T6, note the big label on the window, but why not call it a ladder?
Wondering - 04/21/08 - 22:40

It will run as Truck 6. Cary FD will be phasing out the “Truck” concept in the future and migrating to the Engine, Rescue, Ladder concept of operations. But that will require a rework of the fireground operations and a CAD change in addition to a reevaluation of assignments (currently the Company Officers on Trucks and Rescues are Lt’s, whereas on Engines and Ladders are Captains).

The replacement for Truck 7 is in construction as we speak and is more of a Rescue than a Truck. It will have a compliment of extrication tools in addition to the traditional truck company assortment, including a SCBA fill station/compressor. In the future these two trucks may be renamed as Ladder 6 and Rescue 7, but the time frame is undetermined.

Truck 6 will also serve as a reserve Ladder if L-1, L-3 or L-5 are out of service, and can act and be used as a Ladder for commercial alarms in District 6, preventing a Ladder from coming into the district. The only CAD change will be that Engine 6 will be picking up the EMS runs in District 6.

Hope that helps clear the waters…
CFP 7021 (Email) - 04/21/08 - 23:08

Nice rig. It does seem confusing though, Shev. If you went with the current concept, it would seem that this ladder would become “Ladder 6”, and the new rescue-style rig would be “Truck 7”. Whatever floats your boat, I’m just glad my tax money is buying top notch equipment for you guys. Stay Safe!!
Silver - 04/22/08 - 20:31

Its T6 for now, because they had to replace a T6. To justify getting a replacement, they had to get another "Truck" 6. It may eventually be renamed L6.
lee - 04/22/08 - 21:48

What other departments, local or statewide, have piggy-backed on Raleigh’s Pierce bids in recent years?
Legeros - 04/22/08 - 21:54

Crystal clear now Lee, thanks…
Silver - 04/22/08 - 23:03

I know that Greenville’s new Purple Pierce Engine was set up as a Piggy Back on RFD’s bid. GFR has also bought a Encore 75’ Quint and Encore Rescue in the past couple years and has two new Pierce 75’ Quints on order.
Steven (Email) - 04/23/08 - 11:06

Does anyone else feel like more and more we are sitting in cockpits instead of a drivers seat? Soon I imagine we will have two joy sticks that will be used to control where we go instead of a steering wheel.
Mike - 04/23/08 - 11:38

Selma Fire Department purchased an Enforcer piggybacked of raleigh about two years ago.
Adam Brown - 04/24/08 - 14:29

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