Stamford (CT) Fire Department Adds 95-foot Seagrave Aerialscope Fire Truck to Its Fleet

This article about our newest aerial truck was recently published in Fire Apparatus Magazine.

The Stamford (CT) Fire Department was in the market for a rear-mount aerial ladder to replace one of the three aerials in its fleet, so it put together a committee to develop the specs for the kind of rig it wanted. But before the department could award a bid, its 100-foot midmount aerial platform had to be taken out of service because of potential ladder failure issues, throwing the department’s entire aerial purchasing process into limbo. “We couldn’t be without a tower ladder,” says Eric Lorenz, Stamford’s deputy chief. “We hadn’t awarded a bid for the rear-mount ladder we had spec’d, so the chief asked me to explore getting a new tower ladder, especially if we could get added onto another department’s bid or get on a government buying program.”

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