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Manueverability, Compartmentation Key Features of Tractor-Drawn Aerials Image Gallery

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Charleston (SC) Fire Department

1 Charleston (SC) Fire Department firefighters from Hook and Ladder Co. 104 use a Pierce 100-foot tractor-drawn aerial (TDA) to access a rooftop facing a tight city street. (Photo courtesy of Pierce Manufacturing Inc.)

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San Jose (CA) Fire Department

2 Rooftop view of the San Jose (CA) Fire Department's Pierce 100-foot TDA, showing the vehicle jack-knifed with its twin H-style outriggers deployed. (Photo courtesy of Pierce Manufacturing Inc.)

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Monroeville (PA) Fire Department Truck Company No. 5

3 Monroeville (PA) Fire Department Truck Company No. 5's E-ONE 100-foot TDA is shown with its jacks deployed and the ladder beginning to be extended. (Photo courtesy of E-ONE.)

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Seattle (WA) Fire Department

4 The Seattle (WA) Fire Department placed its 2011 Pierce 100-foot TDA in a tight corner to access the upper floors of a high-rise structure. [Photo courtesy of Steve Crothers, Seattle (WA) Fire Department.]

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Seattle (WA) Fire Department

5 Firefighters from the Seattle (WA) Fire Department use their 100-foot TDA to operate as a water tower above a fire in a mixed residential and commercial neighborhood. [Photo courtesy of Steve Crothers, Seattle (WA) Fire Department.]

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Greensburg (PA) Fire Department

6 The Greensburg (PA) Fire Department turned to Smeal Fire Apparatus for this 100-foot TDA to enable firefighters to access tight, narrow streets. (Photo courtesy of Smeal Fire Apparatus.)

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Ladder Tower Corp.

7 Ladder Tower Corp. makes two 100-foot TDA models with 250- and 500-pound dry tip loads. (Photo courtesy of Smeal Fire Apparatus.)