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*UPDATED April 21, 2017: As of May 2017, this apparatus will be sold to the local Pierce dealer after multiple mechanical issues. Former Truck 1 will take Truck 6's place. Castle Beach has just annexed 2 neighboring cities (Sequoia and Blue Hills) and has taken over the two fire departments. Since the 5 "new" fire engines are in good condition, the city has decided to keep them until the next batch is ordered. Sequoia Station 1 will now become Station 6, and Blue Hills Station 1 will become Station 7.
About this creation


Driver's side shows the length of the apparatus. Designed as a straight truck, Truck 6 does not carry water or hose, but the platform has a pre-piped waterway for deluge operations.



The rear of the apparatus shows various details including the hook-up for the pre-piped water way, the ladder tunnel, and LED lighting.



Officer's side



Bucket details include a 1500 gpm Stang monitor. I would have liked to have the parts in gray, but alas, it cost too much for a single piece.



Light Force 6 is in business!


The beast arrives! After a visit to the shops, Truck 6 (Former Sequoia Truck 1) was retrofitted with equipment specified in the SOP. However, since this truck contains less space than the tillers, it does not carry the same amount of ground ladders, bulky rescue/hazmat equipment, and one of the required 3 PPV fans. Like the rest of the truck companies, the driver's side was structured to carry truck company equipment, while the officer's side was designed to store rescue tools. The driver's side contains forcible entry tools, salvage materials, roof saws, K-12 saws, reciprocating saws, salvage equipment, ropes, RIT equipment, and 2 large fans for ventilation. The officer's side contains one complete Hurst extrication equipment, a Stokes basket, a crash kit, a Hydra-ram, bolt cutters, a large amount of cribbing, a 375-ton 14-piece air bag set, Hurst shoring equipment, pneumatic drills and saws. This truck also carries some basic Hazmat equipment due to the station's proximity to the interstate.

In addition, the apparatus carries 211 ft. of ground ladders. The complement consists of extension ladders, wall ladders, and roof ladders. The extension ladder complement consists of one 35 ft. ladder, one 14 ft. ladder, one 12 ft ladder, and one collapsible 10 ft. ladder. The wall ladder complement includes two 24 ft. ladders and two 16 ft. ladders. The roof ladder complement has one 20 ft. ladder, one 16 ft. ladder, and two 12 ft. ladders.

Staffed by 4
Apparatus Operator
Captain II
Firefighter
Firefighter

This truck, along with Engine 106 (Former Sequoia Engine 2) will be assigned the call sign Light Force 6 and will respond in tandem to all calls. Also, when Engine 6 (Former Sequoia Engine 1), Engine 106, and Truck 6 are responding, they will be known as Task Force 6.

Technical Specifications:
2013 Pierce Arrow XT 10-man cab
100' Heavy Duty Rear Mount Tower Ladder
470 HP Detroit Diesel DD13 engine
TAK-4 Independent Front Suspension
1500 gpm Stang Monitor

Inspired by the following rigs/people:
City of Miami, FL Truck 1
Paulo R's ladder models
Nate Larsen's Truck 4

*Builder's note*
In case you are wondering, the four of the first five compartments (the large compartment ahead of the stabilizers, the tiny cabinet above the stabilizers, and the two smaller compartments behind the stabilizers) are all connected via SNOT. The rear compartment opens and allows storage of the ground ladders. I'm really pleased by the outcome of this rig so far!

Any comments and ratings would be greatly appreciated!!



Comments

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  September 24, 2016
Quoting Clayton Marchetti Beautiful job!
Thank you Clayton!
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  September 24, 2016
Beautiful job!
 I made it 
  September 24, 2016
Quoting Josh Amberman Dude this truck is awesome!!!!! That black ladder really makes it pop!!!! I just think the bucket is a little small, but that can be overlooked because I just can't stop staring at this thing! Keep up the great work:D
Quoting Niels van den Brink this looks awesome, another great job!
Thank you Niels and Josh for your comments and ratings! I've always wanted to have a black ladder, so this is the result. I'm hoping that Lego will come out with a black version of their current ladders
 I like it 
  September 24, 2016
Forget what I said about the bucket. It looks good:D
 I like it 
  September 24, 2016
Dude this truck is awesome!!!!! That black ladder really makes it pop!!!! I just think the bucket is a little small, but that can be overlooked because I just can't stop staring at this thing! Keep up the great work:D
 I like it 
  September 24, 2016
this looks awesome, another great job!
 I made it 
  September 23, 2016
Quoting Jimmie Martinez Looks like a Pierce to me. Another brilliantly well built, detailed, photographed, and described MOC. BOAJEWD and keep on brickin.
Thank you so much Jimmie! I am humbled by your kind words!
Quoting T.J. Brammer Looks fantastic Michael.
Thank you TJ! I appreciate your comment and rating!
 I like it 
  September 23, 2016
Looks like a Pierce to me. Another brilliantly well built, detailed, photographed, and described MOC. BOAJEWD and keep on brickin.
 I like it 
  September 23, 2016
Looks fantastic Michael.
 I made it 
  September 23, 2016
Quoting Daniel Ringuette Whoa! That's a big rig! It looks terrific! Great job!
Thank you Daniel! Yes, indeed; it is a massive rig! I measured it to be 45 studs long, including the bucket and the tailboard, so it actually falls in line with the real-life length of an actual tower ladder.
  September 23, 2016
Whoa! That's a big rig! It looks terrific! Great job!
 
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