Apparatus updates by Jack Lerch Re-printed from Fire Apparatus Journal November-December 1999
Re-printed from Fire Apparatus Journal November-December 1999
Delivery of the three Seagrave/Aerialscope 95 foot towers was expected by the time this is in print, with the five add-on Seagrave 100-foot rear-mounts also expected shortly. The Seagrave 100-foot tillers are now scheduled for early 2000 delivery. The thirteen Seagrave/Aerialscope 75 foot towers will also arrive in early 2000.
Fleet Services has recently improved the appearance and condition of several vehicles of the spare fleet including Rescue 5's former 1985 Mack/Saulsbury heavy rescue, two 1986 Seagrave 100-foot rear-mounts and a 1985 and 1986 Mack/Baker 75-foot tower-ladders. They have been repainted into the current FDNY color scheme, complete with the now standard striping. There is a space on the body for the attachment of magnetic company numbers, issued to each unit. Each of these vehicles has also been given a complete mechanical checkup and overhaul to increase their longevity as spares. Current plans call for similar upgrades to four of the 1986 or later Mack/Ward 79 pumpers, two more 1986 or later Seagrave 100-foot rear-mounts, two more 1986 or later Maclc/Baker 75-foot towers and two more Mack/Saulsbury rescues, one a 1985, the other a 1988. Units receiving these premium spares will be accountable for their appearance and maintenance.