AFD Engine 2 (Quint)Both the Quint (Engine 2) and Ladder Truck 1 are currently out of service due to maintenance issues leaving the town without its own aerial platform truck, a vital tool for firefighting ... but, thankfully, for only two weeks.
And in the meantime, Worthington has kindly donated the services of their ladder truck until either one of ours returns.
The Quint is a multi-task unit that acts as both pumper and ladder truck with 75' vertical range and can seat six fully equipped firefighters. The town purchased it in the summer of 2009 for $635,000. And yes, it was in service last week at the deadly Rolling Green Apartments fire.
Ladder Truck 1 is a 1988 LTI with a 102' aerial platform. Each of the two ladder units carry a 1,000 gallon per minute gun on top of the ladder to attack fire from above.
Ladder Truck 1 at University Drive Laundromat dryer fire
Quint in action at Rolling Green fire. Photo courtesy of Steven O'Toole