Anchorage firefighters welcome new truck with old tradition

AnchorageFebruary 13, 2013 

Spenard Fire Station Ladder Truck 5

Anchorage Fire Department personal from Fire Station 5 in Spenard pushes the new ladder truck into the station Wednesday, February 13, 2013. The tradition of pushing a new truck into the station originated from the era when rigs were horse drawn and the firefighters had to push the rigs back into the station after a call. The new 100 foot aerial platform ladder truck built by Seal from Snyder, NE, has state of the art computerized leveling system, it can do rescue work, water spraying and equipment for ventilation, rescue, forcible entry and new Hurst electric extraction equipment. The ladder truck was delivered on Christmas and has been undergoing outfitting, training and testing and was put into service on Wednesday. 130213

BOB HALLINEN — Anchorage Daily News Buy Photo

Anchorage Fire Department personnel from Fire Station 5 in Spenard push the new ladder truck into the station Wednesday. The tradition of pushing a new truck into the station originated from the era when rigs were horse-drawn and firefighters had to push them back into the station after a call. The new 100-foot aerial platform ladder truck built by Smeal from Snyder, Neb., has a state-of-the-art computerized leveling system and can do rescue work and spray water. It also has equipment for ventilation, rescue, forcible entry and new Hurst electric extraction equipment. The ladder truck was delivered on Christmas and has been undergoing outfitting and testing. The truck was put into service Wednesday.

 

 

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