Aerials

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.
Apparatus

Fort Myers (FL) Fire Department pumpers (2). Sutphen Monarch cabs and chassis; Cummins L9 450-hp engines; Waterous CSU 1,250-gpm pumps.
Aerials

The new quint has a 500-gallon water tank compared with 300 gallons on the older quint. Operating the ladder can be done via remote control. The vehicle is five feet shorter than the department’s older unit—a big plus for maneuverability in its response area.