Just like to point this out, so you kiddies can stop bashing the poor guy, Rescues can have pumps and tanks, and can probably have some form of aerial device. the 22' PUC is most definably a heavy rescue... I've also seen seriously outfitted quints which i wouldn't question calling a heavy rescue, its all semantics. In some countries the word rescue might be being used as the units main function is search and rescue.
Directly for Thomas, your way off base here i'm afraid, theres plenty of work around here I really respect where the builder does not use their real name, its no biggie. You also have no right to critique his work, most of your posts are trucks built by somebody else with your decals, telling somebody else they need to put more work in is really not cool.
Check his front page, this guy is very young, a bit of dodgy grammar and using a pseudonym is absolutely fine, and most of the models are pretty big which takes time and effort, lay off him seriously. The stuff I built at his age was a fair bit less realistic than this, decent effort.
Harrison's right. Just because the Truck Company's do rescue work doesn't make them Rescue trucks. Although you got the right idea adding a ground ladder to the truck. Here's some advice,when typing words use correct spelling,punctuation,grammar and CAPITALIZATION. And no offense but all your creations need a little work before you post them. And you should use your real name. I hope you don't take it the wrong way but I'm just trying to help you improve. Also don't feel like we're bullying you, we all have been told that our creations aren't good. So please don't take it the wrong way. I'd like to be friends with you if that's ok with you.
Just carrying a Jaws of Life doesn't classify a piece of apparatus as a rescue, medical gear is carried by virtually every piece of apparatus in a department. As for ground ladders NFPA requires ,to the best of my knowledge, a minimum of 115' of ground ladders and ISO requires a ladder truck to carry a 16' and a 20' roof ladder, a 14',a 28',a 35',and a 40' extension ladder, and a 10' collapsible ladder. So just carrying an extension ladder doesn't even make this a proper aerial let alone a rescue.
I don't know what to say except that this is NOT a rescue truck. A Rescue Truck or Rescue Squad does not have a pump, or a aerial device. But on the other hand, most departments have their "Trucks" set up like a rescue. For example, these Trucks have extrication equipment, hazmat gear, water rescue gear, technical rescue gear and on top of all that, they have the standard search&rescue gear and firefighting tools. Also, some depts have what they call Rescue Aerials, which are part of a Rescue Company or Squad that are Elite,specially equipped,specially trained and perform special rescues or operations. My father's Rescue Capt. (who is also my friend and one of the best fire fighters that I have ever seen), is a recently retired Captain of Syracuse NYs Rescue Company One. He said his co. was a 5 piece Co. and consisted of the Heavy Rescue,Rescue 2(light rescue now a Squad),a reserve Heavy Rescue,Rescue Aerial and something else that I forget the name of. Anyways I think he said that their Aerial was like a special one with special equipment. The point is that ladder trucks aren't Rescues. Not to be mean, but I thought u should know.