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Aerial Ladder Platforms

There are two Aerial Ladder Platform's (ALPs) stationed in Cornwall. These are based at Newquay and Truro Community Fire Station. The appliances are operated by specially trained wholetime and on-call personnel. They respond to incidents with a crew of 3.

The primary use of the ALPs is to fight a fire from above the incident. This is done by means of a water turret mounted in the cage. However the ALP can also be used for rescuing people from incidents. This is a means of working safely at height (i.e. chimney fires). It can also act as a viewpoint to see the bigger picture at an incident.

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The ALP has a working height of 34 meters and has a cage payload of 400kg. The cage also features a folding stretched platform. This is used for transferring a casualty from height to floor level safely.

Find out more about the Aerial Platform in our #FleetFriday series by Workshop Engineer Michael Sones. 

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