Cavette, Chris
June 2008
Fire Chief;Jun2008, Vol. 52 Issue 6, p78
Trade Publication
The article offers information on the modern articulating-arm aerial devices used in fire service. Modern articulating-arm aerials include elevating platforms and water towers that use turntable-mounted aerial devices with sections that bend like elbow, and use telescope. The Pierce Sky-Arm elevating platform comprises a 100-foot aerial ladder having platform bonded to an articulating fly section. The American LaFrance also features its 54-foot Squrt water tower that survived the test of time. INSET: AERIAL FLEX CAN MEAN ISO POINTS.


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