Last month, the CLHFD submitted several changes to their order for one Seagrave Tower and one Ferrara engine. Among those changes, a significant redesign of their Tower Ladder. Turns out, when Tower Ladder 12's crews began training on CLHFD Tower Ladder 18's truck, they liked the Ferrara chassis and its ease of use so much, that they convinced the city to change it's order from a Seagrave chassis to a new 2012 Ferrara Igniter, one almost identical to Tower Ladder 18's truck. The Aerialscope body also received a few changes, as did the Aerialscope tower itself.
The overall vehicle specs remain the same, a multipurpose vehicle equipped with a 500g tank, 1500gpm pump, with a 95' Tower. Design elements added to this rig include a high-powered light tower mounted on the roof of the cab, and a heavy duty bull bar/grill guard with LED emergency lights, used for clearing obstacles in the vehicle's path. Further description taken from former Quint 12 apparatus's page.
"Similar in design and specifications to Tower Ladder 18, Tower Ladder 12 has a 500g tank, 1500gpm pump, and a 95' tower. In compliance with CLHFD's 'Mandatory Fire Apparatus Specifications', Tower Ladder 12 has been outfitted with an EMS cabinet in the rear of the cab, a high-rise equipment compartment on the roof, and 4-color water tank level indicators. When delivered, TL12 will be CLHFD's second operational tower ladder, as well as the second unit placed into service by the City of Lego Heights.
Tower Ladder 12 is part of a two vehicle order by the City of Lego Heights, and for details on the other rig, please see '2012 Ferrara Igniter II Engine-City of Lego Heights Fire Dept. Engine 11' in City of Lego Heights Fire/Rescue."
*Aerialscope design inspired by: Richard Yang, West Bottombrick Apparatus