The first of two new aerial appliances has arrived in South Yorkshire. It is now being kitted out before firefighters undergo familiarisation training with the new vehicle.
The Turntable Ladder (TL) has been manufactured by Metz XS and supplied through the Rosenbauer Group here in the UK. It is believed to be the best specification firefighting turntable ladder on the market.
The L32A model has superior accuracy and agility compared to an aerial ladder platform (ALP), deploying 90 seconds faster. Its ladder can reach 32 metres and provides water more quickly than an ALP.
After specifications were submitted by companies interested in providing the vehicles, extensive testing by a working group consisting of staff in various roles across the fire service took place.