After having many issues with the aerial, this apparatus has been taken out of service. In the meantime, the department has worked with neighboring cities loaning several types of ladders including a Seagrave 95' Aerialscope, an E-one 110' ladder, and a Smeal 105 ft ladder.
About this creation
2008 Pierce Velocity tractor w/ 1996 trailer.
125 ft ladder
Driver 1/OV2: Responsible for getting the crew to the scene safely. Places ladders accordingly, and assists OV 1.
Driver 2/Roof 2: Responsible for getting the crew to the scene safely. Assists Roof man.
Officer:Responsible for the crew. Mans the aerial.
Wow cool! Man, that rig is LONG!!!! Anyhow, I too am also making a 125' rear-mount aerial ladder for my dept. It's made by Smeal. Also, As for long ladders, Washington D.C.(DCFD) has a 135' rear-mount aerial ladder, and during the 1960's, the FDNY bought a Mack C 146' rear-mount aerial ladder, appropriately named "High Ladder 1". I think that this was the longest ladder in the history of firefighting, but I'm not sure. Also, Chicago I think at one time had two 135' rear-mount aerial ladders, known as Aerial Towers. Anyway, keep up the great work!!!!!