BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Brevard County Fire Rescue personnel recently trained on Tower 63 with Patrick Air Force Base Fire Rescue, getting familiar with the Tower’s capabilities.
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.
Maximum reach is 100 feet and it has the ability to flow 1,250 gallons of water per minute from a master stream nozzle located on the platform base and pump 1,500 gallons of water per minute 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.
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.