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Rescue Platform 1
Rescue Platform 1 is a very unique apparatus that serves the city of Castle Beach.
About this creation


The short wheelbase makes the turning radius like that of a regular sized triple combination. The Hale pump is used to supply the waterway.



Rescue Platform 1 carries minimal firefighting gear and carries technical rescue equipment instead.



The rear ladder tunnel stores rope rescue equipment and 500 of 4 LDH.



The rear ladder tunnel compartment opens for additional storage.



Due to the aerial device, space is very limited in the apparatus. However, this space is utilized for the specialized rescue equipment this truck carries.



The Spartan Evolution cab is a very unique cab in the market today.



The articulating aerial device can be maneuvered up and over objects for special rescue situations.



Bucket details include an Akron Streammaster monitor, opening doors, and a ramp for wheelchairs. The bucket can also swivel, adding another layer of functionality.



The T-Rex can also articulate while extended, allowing for pinpoint placement. Its small footprint allows the rig to be placed in tight alleys where larger rigs may not fit.



At full extension, the aerial device can reach 100 feet in the air!



The crew of Rescue 1 operates Rescue Platform 1. If Rescue 1 is already out on a call and Rescue Platform 1 is summoned to the same call, one of the three engineers from Station 1 will drive the apparatus to the scene.





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). 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:
2017 Spartan Evolution Cab 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
Detroit Diesel DD13 Engine
Code 3 lighting
Federal Q2B siren
Whelen Epsilon siren
Bumper mounted battery operated Holmatro extraction equipment.
Hale Qmax 2000 gpm pump



Comments

 I made it 
  July 8, 2019
Quoting adam thelegofan rutland awesome!:D
Thanks!
 I like it 
  July 7, 2019
awesome!:D
 I made it 
  July 5, 2019
Quoting Petey Bird You sure know your firetrucks! The size and reach of that ladder is impressive.
Thank you very much! I guess you could say building LEGO fire trucks is one of my many passions haha! The telescoping ladder was inspired by David H and Criga88 over on Flickr. I think its very accurate to the real thing even though it is a bit bulky. Thanks again!
 I like it 
  July 4, 2019
You sure know your firetrucks! The size and reach of that ladder is impressive.
 I made it 
  July 2, 2019
Quoting Jimmie Martinez BOAJDTAP my friend, this is one of my all time favorites from your fleet. keep up the great work. 10/10
Thank you very much Jimmie!
 I made it 
  July 2, 2019
Quoting Alexander Lutz You make it sound much simpler than I'm finding it. That's alright. If you want, I'll send you some of the files.
It's not that difficult to figure out once you get the hang of the ratios.
 I like it 
  July 2, 2019
BOAJDTAP my friend, this is one of my all time favorites from your fleet. keep up the great work. 10/10
  July 1, 2019
You make it sound much simpler than I'm finding it. That's alright. If you want, I'll send you some of the files.
 I made it 
  July 1, 2019
Quoting Alexander Lutz You would not be able to show me a glimpse into the workings, would you?
All you need are bricks with studs on one side and plates.
  July 1, 2019
You would not be able to show me a glimpse into the workings, would you?
 I made it 
  July 1, 2019
Quoting Alexander Lutz I was looking through your rigs, and I became curious about your use of vertical tiles. You say this construction is more stable, and a few of my smaller units could use some extra stability if you're up for the challenge in a rather odd reversal of roles. I remember trying to help RP2.
Basically, all my rigs are built modularly, making it much easier to connect the sections without sacrificing durability.
  July 1, 2019
I was looking through your rigs, and I became curious about your use of vertical tiles. You say this construction is more stable, and a few of my smaller units could use some extra stability if you're up for the challenge in a rather odd reversal of roles. I remember trying to help RP2.
 I made it 
  July 1, 2019
Quoting Alexander Lutz Looks like RP1 is back! I'm a bit curious why you reposted some of these rigs though instead of just editing, but you do you, still looks great.
Better quality photos plus major changes.
  July 1, 2019
Looks like RP1 is back! I'm a bit curious why you reposted some of these rigs though instead of just editing, but you do you, still looks great.
 I made it 
  July 1, 2019
Quoting G T Absolutely loving this design and others have done in the lfc, i still haven't got round to designing and building my own platforms & ladder trucks. The cab and vehicle looks fantastic.
Thanks for your kinds words mate!
  July 1, 2019
Absolutely loving this design and others have done in the lfc, i still haven't got round to designing and building my own platforms & ladder trucks. The cab and vehicle looks fantastic.
 
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