Tower 159

Tower 159

Tower 159 is the third unit to respond out of Station 1 for city calls and the fourth unit out for rural calls. Ladder Tower 159 was the first aerial platform in Ozaukee County. It has the ability to operate with up to 800 lbs of weight at the tip and can operate at an elevation of 5 degrees below the level of the truck. The aerial platform also has a "pre-piped" waterway which allows the apparatus to be quickly placed into operation as an elevated master stream, which can flow up to 1000 GPM of water. The truck was rebuilt in 2000, with the biggest change being an interlock safety ladder system.

Purchase price: $500,000

Specifications include:

  • 1988 Pierce Arrow 7-person cab
  • 475 hp Detroit Diesel engine
  • Allison automatic transmission
  • 1500 GPM Waterous Pump
  • 105 ft Aerial Platform
  • 12 kW diesel generator

Equipment includes:

  • 500 ft 4 supply hose
  • 200 ft 2 crosslay
  • Two 200 ft 1 crosslays
  • Two 150 ft 1 apartment packs
  • Two 35 ft extension ladders
  • 28 ft extension ladder
  • 20 ft roof ladder
  • Two 18 ft roof ladders
  • 10 ft folding ladder
  • PPV fans
  • Saws
  • Portable Lighting
  • Various hand tools
  • Various hose fittings