2009 Spartan Gladiator Crimson 100′ Foot Aerial Tower
In 2007 the fire company appointed a committee to being looking into the replacement of the 1988 Spartan LTI aerial tower. The committee spent many months looking at demonstrators from different manufacturers, writing specifications and requesting bids. In November of 2008 the fire company voted to purchase a Spartan Gladiator Crimson 100 foot aerial tower from FESCO Emergency Sales of Elkridge, Maryland.
The unit was equipped with a Detroit Diesel Series 60 515 HP engine and an Allison 4000 EVS 6 speed automatic transmission. The unit featured dual 1000 GPM monitors, one remote controlled, pre-piped breathing air system to platform and turntable, Harrison PTO-Driven 20 KW hydraulic generator and carries 237 feet of ground ladders. The unit also carried a full complement of NFPA required tools of a truck company such as axes, hooks, halligan bars, smoke ejectors, rope, extinguishers, various tips for the ladder pipes, etc.
The unit was completed and delivered to Bel Air in March of 2010. The unit was placed in service on April 14, 2010 and answered its first alarm on April 28, 2010 for an elevator rescue at 2 South Bond Street in Bel Air.