With the continued line-of-duty deaths the fire service is experiencing on the roadways, maybe it’s time other departments follow the town of Worcester’s lead and purchase or retrofit apparatus to perform this function.
Compartment Corner

Recently the department accepted delivery of a Seagrave tractor-drawn aerial (TDA) on a Marauder chassis. The apparatus is painted black over red, and the aerial ladder is also painted black while the trailer’s compartments have roll-up doors that aren't painted.

The quint concept had worked so well for the department in the past that the committee felt it was best to continue operating with that concept. They also wanted to improve on the design of their old apparatus. The answer was unanimous in that it needed more hose, but with quint apparatus that could be difficult in gaining better hosebeds.