08/31/14 103 W, 2 I - + 7 - 7 Another Aerialscope in N.C. - Cleveland Fire Department

In our prior posting about Holly Springs new Aerialscope, readers offered comments on others around our state. Here's another to add to the list, Ladder 45 from Cleveland Community Volunteer Fire Department in Rowan County. It's a 1993/1978 Mack/Baker Aerialscope that originally served FDNY as Ladder 54 in the Bronx. It was purchased by Westbury FD on Long Island in 1992, and had a full refurbishing in 1993. The truck served at Ground Zero with WFD days after September 11, 2001. Thanks to reader Greg Summit for sharing the photo. Click to enlarge:

Greg Summit photo

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Very interesting seeing the photo of the refurbished Tower Ladder. I was a Probie in the Bronx during the war years(60s & 70s) and 54 Truck was always among the busiest companies in the city. I also happened to be a member of Westbury Fire Department (1960 to1963).Can I assume the two shields on the rear crew cab doors are FDNY and Westbury Fire Dep’t. A nice fitting touch.
John Rademacher(Captain FDNY Retired) (Email) - 09/05/14 - 11:30

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