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The Unofficial Website of the North Little Rock, AR
FIRE DEPARTMENT

THE NEW 2002 PIERCE AERIAL PLATFORM
OF THE N.L.R.F.D.


(Picture from Chief Joe Mc Call)
Click Here for Pictures of the new
Truck 7A before it left the Pierce Factory

C
lick Here for Pictures of the new Aerial Platform
after it Arrived in N.L.R. on July 2, 2002.

 

INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT THE NEW NLRFD AERIAL PLATFORM:

+ The Aerial Platform has a 500 Horsepower Detroit Series 60 Diesel Engine
+ The truck has a pump that can pump 2000 gallons of water per minute.
+ Each of the nozzles on the front of the platform can handle 1000 gallons of water per minute.
+ One thousand feet of five inch hose will be carried on the vehicle.
+ The new aerial truck can "catch a plug" and lay 5 1/2" hose to a big fire.
+ A smaller amount of 1 3/4" hose can be stored above the pump panel.
+ The apparatus has a booster tank.
+ The Aerial Ladder is 100 feet in length.
+ The cab can seat up to six fire fighters.
+ The apparatus is highly computerized.
+ The outriggers can lift the truck off the ground in order to level it.
+ The is a tremedous amount of storage space.
+ The ground ladders, pike poles, etc. are carried in the center part of the rear of the apparatus.
+ The new NLRFD Aerial Platform has a "Q-Tone" Siren (In addition to Air Horns).
+ It is equipped with an hydraulic generator.
+ The cab is air conditioned (front and rear) for the safety of the crew on hot, summer days.

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