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ALLEGHENY COUNTY FIRE STATION 127

127 Ladder 1

Ladder1

1949 American La France 75' Ladder "Ladder 1" was purchased by the CVFD. Ladder 1 has been in-service for over 63 years. Recently the CVFD purchased a 2005 Sutphen 75' Aerial, "Truck 4", replacing the ladder as the department's primary truck. Truck 1 is now housed at Station 2, but is still used regularly, second to Truck 4, and for training purposes.

ladder1a

The Ladder was re-powered in 1979. The pump and tank were removed, a diesel replaced the old gasoline engine, an automatic transmission and airbrakes were added. Shortly after, the wooden ground ladders were replaced. In 1995, Truck 1 was repainted white matching the new, uniform color of the Coraopolis Fire Department's fire trucks.

Ladder 1 in not equiped with water tank or pump and only carries ladders and truck compay tools. The aerial can be used for master stream.