Tshwane strengthens Emergency Services department with state-of-the- art aerial fire fighting ladder trucks, the first in Africa
The City of Tshwane has invested in three state-of-the-art E-One aerial fire fighting ladder trucks from Fleet Africa. The apparatus were handed over at an event held on Wednesday evening, 20 October 2021, at Tshwane House in Pretoria. “Last night, I joined MMC Karen Meyer and the City of Tshwane Emergency Services leadership team and department to unveil their new, state-of-the-art, aerial fire fighting ladder appliances”, said Alderman Randall Williams, executive mayor of Tshwane. He added, “These trucks are the first of their kind to be deployed to an African city and will significantly enhance the capabilities of Tshwane’s Emergency Services department. These vehicles are truly impressive and will support the department in their mission to protect the lives of residents, their properties and infrastructure across the city.”
• One appliance is an E-One Type 1 aerial ladder and has a 41,75m all-welded aluminium fully enclosed tilt cab and body main frame aerial ladder built on Cyclone II chassis, with the capacity to reach up to 18 floors.
• The other two E-One Quint aerial ladders are 33,53m all-welded aluminium fully enclosed tilt cabs and body main frame aerial ladders also built on Cyclone II chassis.
These apparatus are exclusively designed for fire and rescue services and are engineered to ensure long life and they are equipped with the following features.
• 6 226 litre pumps
• 1 100 litre water tanks
• 113 litre foam tanks
• Fully equipped state-of-the-art fire fighting and rescue equipment compartments.
Additionally, the ladders have point cameras to have a clear view from the ground on what is happening inside a building.
Source: Charles Mabaso, deputy chief: public information and liaison officer, City of Tshwane Emergency Services