Archive for January 30th, 2023

Of interest … Toronto Fire Department (more)

This from Bill Post:

The 230-foot Bronto Sky-Lift on a Mack triple-axle chassis which was delivered to the Toronto Fire Department in December 2021 was first put to use (for lighting purposed) about 5 months ago.
It is a special-call rig cross manned by the crew of  Tower 333 a 116-foot Bronto Sky-Lift.
I don’t know if  any attempts have been made to sell Bronto Sky-Lifts to Chicago. I am aware of some of their shortcomings, however I have long thought that this would be a great special-call apparatus for Chicago. A Bronto Sky-Lift is still better for rescue work than a straight 137-foot aerial ladder such as Aerial Tower 8.
This is especially relevant at the moment given the 4-11 alarm at 4850 S Lake Park Avenue.
This is now the tallest aerial platform in North America and seeing how it performs in Toronto would make sense in Chicago.


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CFD sells surplus tower ladder

This from Martin Nowak:

Recently sold at auction for $8,500 on January 27th. 
Auction #3193351 – 1996 PIERCE AERIAL LADDER FIRE TRUCK; #firetruck; #ChicagoFD; #Pierce;Final Price $8,500.00
(Reserve has been met)

Time Left Closed
Auction Extended

High Bidder
# of Bids 29 
First Offer $1,600.00

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New tower ladder for the Geneseo FPD (more)

Found at


Body/Material EXT
Chassis Commander
Engine/HP Cummins / 500
Rear Axles Tandem
Pump Manufacturer Waterous
Pump Model/GPM CSUC20
Pump Control Panel Mid
Tank Capacity 535
Electrical System IC
Warning Lights Whelen LED; #KingCobra; #RosenbauerAmerica; #Commander; #GeneseoFPD; #firetruck;

Rosenbaue photo; #KingCobra; #RosenbauerAmerica; #Commander; #GeneseoFPD; #firetruck;

Rosenbauer photo

thanks Martin

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