Truck 22

1989 Sutphen

Truck 22 is a 1989 Sutphen 100-foot tower ladder, the former Ladder 621 from the Levittown Fire Department of Levittown, New York.  It was purchased by Liberty Hose Company No. 2 on December 14, 2004.  The truck is red with the upper cab white.  It is 47 feet 8 inches long and 10 feet 6 inches high and weights 47,700 pounds.  It is powered by a 525 HP Detroit Diesel 6V92TA engine with an Allison automatic transmission.  There is a 1500 GPM single stage Hale pump on board, with no booster tank.  This unit carries 900 feet of 5-inch supply hose, and 179 feet of ground ladders as follows:  one 35-foot extension ladder, two 28-foot extension ladders, one 10-foot straight ladder, two 16-foot roof ladders, one 18-foot straight ladder, two 10-foot attic ladders, and one 8-foot attic ladder.  There are 10 pike poles in various lengths from 2 feet to 12 feet.  Above the pump panel, there are two 200 foot 2 inch preconnected lines with Akron TurboJet automatic nozzles.  The bucket has one 8 foot long 1?-inch preconnected attack line with an Akron TurboJet automatic nozzle, along with an additional 50 foot section of 1?-inch hose.  The bucket also has two 1000 GPM stack tip deck guns, lights, air mask connections, axes, and other handtools.  There is a 15000 watt hydraulic generator on board powering 6000 watts of lighting through 11 scene lights.  Also on board is a 250 foot electric cord reel, six SL-40 light boxes, a 24-inch gas powered PPV fan, a 12-inch electric negative pressure fan, a K-12 vent saw, an Echo vent chain saw, two Cutter's Edge vent saws, various hand tools including flat head axes, pick head axes, and haligan bars, New York hooks, one hydra-ram, six Scott NxG7 high pressure air packs with integrated PASS devices and light weight carbon fiber air cylinders with eight spare air cylinders, a Scott RIT bag with high pressure cylinder, various ABC, C02, and pressurized water fire extinguishers, thermal imaging camera, roof kit, stokes basket, long board, AED, first-in bag, medical supplies, tarps, electric cords, chimney cleaning materials, and cribbing.  Air is supplied to the bucket through a 4500 PSI cylinder on the turntable.  Also stored in the cab are 9 portable radios, a GE Ranger low band mobile radio, a Motorola APCO-25 digital mobile radio and a GPS unit.  This unit is capable of transporting seven firefighters inside the cab.

This unit replaced a 1980 Pierce 85-foot articulating platform purchased in August 1994 from the Hershey Fire Department.  The old truck was placed out of service on August 27, 2005 at 10:00 AM.  This Sutphen was placed in service on September 28, 2005 at 1:28 AM, when it responded to a call for smoke in a structure.

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