After fire departments have a new fire station built or an older station renovated, they are faced with the issue of furnishing it to make it a usable place where firefighters live and work.

The Zionsville (IN) Fire Department faced the problem of a rapidly growing community in the fastest growing county in the state, where single-family residences and other buildings were set back considerable distances from roadway access, making it difficult to reach many of them with the E-ONE 95-foot midmount aerial ladder the department was running.