Our team of dedicated volunteers are proud to announce that after two and a half years of planning and production the new Ladder 49 was placed into service on Saturday February 9th.
The Ladder is a Pierce 105' heavy duty dry ladder with a compliment of nearly 350' of ground ladders. The truck was delivered to the Station on October 16th and following delivery countless hours were invested in determining the ideal equipment layout. Once the layout was determined it was sent to Glick Fire Equipment for tool mounting.
Chief Vince D'Amico said "it was important for us to ensure we laid the equipment out to maximize our efficiency". D'Amico added that "we wanted to optimize functions we provide routinely like RIT functions, therefore you will find a stokes basket preloaded with a backboard on tools mounted to it".
Some of the other Ladder specifications include the following:
Enforcer 6-man cab Aerial Chassis with Flat Roof
11’8” Overall Height
Detroit DD13 525HP engine with Jake Brake
Allison EVS 4500 Transmission
USSC Valor Seats – 5 SCBA
Hendrickson FMX Air Ride Rear Suspension
ESC/ABS/ATC Wabco Brake System
Rear axle is equipped with a driver controlled differential lock
Full Height Transverse Compartments Behind Crew Cab Doors
Side Roll Protection & Frontal Air Bags
Rear & Side Camera’s
Heavy Duty Stainless Steel Aerial Body
Low Side Compartments with Side Stack Ladders – Both Sides
344’ of Ground Ladders Carried:
Two (2) 35’ 2-Section Extension Ladders
Two (2) 28’ 2-Section Extension Ladders
Two (2) 24’ 2-Section Extension Ladders
Two (2) 18’ DR Roof Ladders
Five (5) 16’ DR Roof Ladders
One (1) 14’ DR Roof Ladder
Two (2) 10’ Attic Ladders
One (1) 20’ Little Giant
Full complement of hand tools
1000 GPM Waterway with an Akron 3480 Stream Master Monitor w/wireless controls
10KW Harrison hydraulic generator
Two (2) Cord Reels with 200’ of 10/4-Cable with Junction Box
Holmatro Battery Rescue tools
The Officers and Members of East Brandywine Fire Company would like to thank all those who helped make the Ladder purchase possible. We appreciate the support of our residents and small business owners and also our Municipal partners to include East Brandywine Township, West Brandywine Township, and Upper Uwchlan Township.