01/17/06 63 W - + 11 - 20 Shop Trucks - 1986 Seagrave Ladder / 1977 Chevy Step Van

Parked at the RFD shops, the 1986 Seagrave reserve ladder is used as a service truck only. It will be decommissioned in the spring when the new Pierce ladder is delivered. The 1977 Chevy step-van, Raleigh's original haz-mat van, is used as a utility vehicle. It runs good and will stay around as long as it does.

Any idea where the new ladder will be assigned?
Noah Rogers (Email) - 01/17/06 - 04:06

Not too sure about that, T-26 has the oldest ladder right now, actually a snorkel. Remains to be seen. Mike or Lee, heard anything?
Guest - 01/17/06 - 05:27

The new ladder is a 2005 Pierce rear-mount, spec’ed the same as T22 (I believe). It’ll replace one of the older aerials, probably Truck 26’s 1988 Pierce snorkel. That’s the oldest front-line aerial.
legeros - 01/17/06 - 10:25

or T-16 seeing as they kept the snorkel in service frontline due to something about it’s operation taking a while to learn, and wanting to keep it at a station that the crew can be familiar with it versus putting it as spare you would have to train all the crews on it each time it got shipped out? maybe?
shevais (Email) - 01/18/06 - 21:49

I understand a new hazmat unit is on order – will it replace equipment at Station#2?
Noah Rogers (Email) - 01/19/06 - 01:38

Yes, a new haz-mat unit is due for delivery this year, maybe this spring or so. It’s spec’ed the same as High Point’s recently delivered unit, which is a Hackney trailer pulled behind a four-door conventional cab tractor. Raleigh’s new haz-mat unit will replace Haz-Mat #2, which will in turn serve as a haz-mat support vehicle.
legeros - 01/19/06 - 03:57

Good point about the snorkel – a department near me had a snorkel in decent shape that after it was replaced they made the decision not to place it into reserve due to training issues – if it wasn’t assigned to a crew that was trained in it’s operation and used it on a day-to-day basis they didn’t feel like they could keep it around and send it to crews that where used to a rearmount stick etc.
Noah Rogers (Email) - 01/20/06 - 02:32

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