Brevard County, Satellite Beach Combine Fire Rescue Service
By Space Coast Daily // November 28, 2013
agencies will co-staff Tower 63
ABOVE VIDEO: Brevard County Fire Rescue and Satellite Beach officials talk about their agreement and how to best serve Space Coast residents.
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Brevard County Fire Rescue and Satellite Beach have an auto-aid agreement, cohabitate in the same station and have a rare agreement in that they co-staff the same apparatus — Tower 63.
The truck is referred to as a tower or aerial platform. It has a platform, or bucket, at the tip of the ladder, giving the firefighters a location to work from at any operational height.
Max reach is 100 feet up and it has the ability to flow 1,250 gallons of water per minute (GPM) from a master stream nozzle located on the platform base and pump 1,500 GPM from an on-board pump.
The aerial ladder assembly was ordered and constructed from aluminum, as opposed to standard painted steel, in order to resist corrosion and rust common in the beachside response area.