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Rescue Platform 1
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About this creation

Close-up of the Spartan Evolution Cab

Members of Rescue 1 meeting with the representative, with Rescue 1 in the background.

Raising the boom. Note the articulating aerial. The design is from davidzq and is very strong.

Showcasing the pivot ability of the bucket, as well as the opening to allow for the transport of minifigs in wheel chairs.

Ladder can stretch pretty long and is still stable.

All the doors that can open make it very friendly for both firefighters and civilians.

Another view of all the doors. Seen in this picture is the 1500 gpm TFT monitor.

The finished product!

The brand new Rescue Platform 1 is a state of the art Rosenbauer T-Rex Articulating Platform that was modified in order to fit the narrow streets in Castle Beach! FDCB previously had a Bronto Skylift that the firefighters loved; however, the massive size of the vehicle, in conjunction with the weight of tools and number of responses as a front-line apparatus, took its toll rather quickly. With this in mind, the apparatus committee looked at several options to reduce the size and weight. The Snorkel was an attractive option at first, but the short aerial height and minimum side reach limited its applications. Then, one committee member brought up the idea of how most European platform trucks were on a single axle. In addition, since the proposed vehicle is not to be a first-due truck, it did not need to carry all the necessary equipment for truck operations (Ventilation, search and rescue, vehicle extrication, etc.). Hence, we inquired at several apparatus designers to see who would be able to develop a single axle chassis with an articulating platform. Of the companies that we talked to, only Rosenbauer submitted a bid and thus, became the designer for the rig. Since that time, several modifications were made so that the vehicle would be able to carry equipment for its primary goals (High angle rescue, Low angle rescue, Confined space rescue, rope rescue). Also, we opted the rig to be on a 4x4 chassis so that it is not limited by any terrain. Finally, after more than a year and a half of planning and waiting, this apparatus was delivered March 19, 2016!

Although this apparatus is cross-staffed by Rescue 1, a full-time engineer and firefighter are assigned to this vehicle so that it can respond when needed without Rescue 1 having to return to the station to pick it up.

Technical specs:
2016 Spartan Evolution Cab and Single-Axle 4x4 Chassis with Rosenbauer body and modified T-Rex Articulating Platform.
100' vertical reach
78' side reach at 0 degrees
18' special articulating jib that allows for below grade operations.
Platform can also pivot 48 degrees both to the left and to the right without any restrictions.
Platform has a capacity of 1400 lbs. when dry and 1150 pounds when flowing 1500 gpm. thru the waterway

This apparatus carries special equipment for rope rescue, confined space rescue, high angle rescue, and low angle rescue.

davidzq for the boom idea
Paulo R. for the basket and monitor idea
Metz aerials
Rosenbauer for design specs

Builder's note:
This was probably the hardest ladder to build. The articulating function took a lot of time and ingenuity to pull off, but I finally did it! Big S/O to davidzq for inspiring me with his awesome creations! His design on the Aerialscope and cranes made this build possible! The ladder is fully functional, meaning that it can extend and bend; the bucket is also able to rotate side to side, to add to the functionality. Also, the Spartan Evolution cab is one that I have been trying to capture in Legos, but the small area to work with made it difficult to achieve. None of the bricks on the cab are loose or held by glue/tape/adhesive, just some good old SNOT work. Pictures to follow tomorrow (hopefully).

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 I made it 
  April 16, 2016
Quoting Lane Spyksma Very nice!
Thank you Lane!
 I like it 
  April 16, 2016
Very nice!
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  March 20, 2016
Quoting Scotty Jones Honestly the front looks amazing, but the roof should be SNOTted, in my opinion
SNOTed in what way?
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  March 20, 2016
Honestly the front looks amazing, but the roof should be SNOTted, in my opinion
 I made it 
  March 20, 2016
Quoting Josh Amberman Gorgeous build my friend! Keep up the good work:D
Thank you!!
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  March 20, 2016
Gorgeous build my friend! Keep up the good work:D
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