Three firefighters from Pana were transported to Pana Community Hospital for minor injuries after their aerial ladder truck
blew a tire and overturned in a ditch two miles east of the Borgic farm on the Nokomis-Raymond blacktop.
Over ten chapters the author covers site plan basics, grading, fire flow, fire hydrants, underground fire lines, fire department connection, fire truck access, aerial ladder truck
access, and a various other subjects.
The result: A new aerial ladder truck
and a new engine tanker scheduled for delivery about this time next year.
Leonard Williams, CPA once again featured his 1940 Seagrave 85-foot tractor/trailer aerial ladder truck
in the San Francisco Peninsula leg of this year's Burn Relay.
For now, in the town of Tangent along Highway 34, at Corvallis Moving & Storage, there is a 1936 American LaFrance ladder truck once owned by the Corvallis Fire Department; a 1936 Seagrave pumper once owned by the Lebanon Fire Department; a 1938 Ford pumper once owned by the Gaston Fire Department; a 1944 Seagrave aerial ladder truck
once owned by the Centralia (Wash.) Fire Department; a 1948 Mack pumper once owned by the Adair Rural Fire Department north of Tangent; and a 1942 Ford firetruck once owned by Fairview Hospital in Salem, long ago known as the Oregon Institute for the Feeble-Minded.
CHARLTON -- The Charlton Fire Department has been awarded an $893,000 federal grant to replace the oldest vehicle in its fleet, a 40-year-old aerial ladder truck
known as Scope 1.
An aerial ladder truck
from Lane Rural was used to attack the fire from above because the inside stairs were too unstable, Chief Chip Darling of Lane Rural said.
A new Sutphen 100-foot aerial ladder truck
was selected from the state's approved bid list.
Purchasing a new aerial ladder truck
for the Fire Department is no easy task, nor does such a truck come cheaply.