The LFC Blog Walk-around
Here we showcase some of the LFC's most recent built Lego fire apparatus.
Today, we look at Dan Tasdard-Homer's Aerial 1, a fairly unique apparatus.
About Penn Haven Fire: Penn Haven is a small 3-truck volunteer department thats serves a port town of approximately 5000, a major highway, a rural airport, and is auto aid to a large nuclear facility. They see an average of 250 calls per year, with the majority being MVCs and medicals.
About Aerial 1: Penn Haven's Aerial 1 is a 1995 Freightliner FL80 / NOVAQuintech with a 75' B75 boom. Based on Kenora, Ontario, this truck also features a centre mount green light, which many departments in Canada are placing on the centre of the rig to signify that it is manned by volunteers.
This apparatus is special to the community for a variety of reasons: First, the aerial device is on a commercial chassis, which is definitely rare in the LFC. Second, the aerial device can extend and rotate, adding a really fantastic functionality to the rig. Lastly, the fold-down stabilizers are neat because no other bricks are needed to make them work!