Aerials

Salisbury (MA) Fire Department, 103-foot four section AerialCat™ aerial ladder quint. Severe Service cab and chassis; galvanized frame rails; Cummins ISX12 500-hp engine; Hale Qmax XS 1,500-gpm pump.
Aerials

The heritage of today’s tractor-drawn aerials (TDAs) can be traced back to the late 1800s when the trailers were first given rear steering but were still drawn by horses. Horsepower (hp) today still powers TDAs but in an engine-driven form, yet TDAs, also known as tillers, retain their advantages of maneuverability, versatility, and equipment-carrying capacity.
Apparatus

Think about your target hazards in your response district as well as your neighboring communities. With more automatic mutual aid being called around the country, especially for RIT teams, you might want take this into consideration for the type of added equipment you might need to carry.