Aerial ladder platform

The role of this appliance varies from aerial rescue to providing a water tower for fire fighting, or acting as an observation platform for command and control purposes.

It can also provide a working platform up to five metres below ground level for rescues from rivers and trenches.

The appliance consists of two hydraulically operated booms and a large rescue cage capable of carrying up to 400kg.  Attached to the booms is a large extending ladder, which can be used for multiple rescues.

One aerial ladder platform is currently based at Norwich City Fire Station and has a crew of two.  It can reach a height of 32 metres and has a maximum outreach of 23 metres.  The other aerial ladder platform is currently based at King’s Lynn and also has a crew of two.  It can reach a height of 27 metres and has a maximum outreach of 17 metres.

When in use as a water tower they can deliver up to 3,800 litres of water per minute.