New Delivery: Huntersville, NC FD Takes Delivery of New Smeal 105’ Aerial Apparatus

The very proud Firefighters at the Huntersville Fire Department (NC) are pleased to share their brand new delivery with you. I appreciate the chance to share it on

Last week Ladder 1 was in Raleigh and on display at the 2013 South Atlantic Fire Rescue Expo and Conference at the Raleigh Convention Center. 

HFD takes delivery of new 105’ Aerial Apparatus

The Huntersville Fire Department has taken delivery of a new 2013 SMEAL heavy duty 105’ aerial apparatus and is preparing to place it in service Monday, August 12. – HFD on Facebook – Twitter – @Huntersville_FD

This new apparatus will be officially assigned as Ladder 1 and will be housed at Fire Station One in downtown Huntersville. The Department has been installing new equipment and conducting driver / operator training throughout the month of July. 

Ladder 1 is a welcome addition to the Department and will provide 30 foot more reach than the current 75’ foot Ladder. This new addition will assist in improving the Departments ISO rating and along with a number of other improvements will work to reduce Huntersville resident insurance premiums. Chief Irvin strategically plans apparatus placement to provide excellent response times and even more comprehensive incident mitigation throughout the Huntersville Fire district.

Ladder 1 has incorporated the newly adopted ‘colors’ of the Department – Black over Red (black top, red body). In recent past the Fire Departments of Gilead, Huntersville and Mallard Creek consolidated to create one Department however the apparatus had three different color schemes. The members of the Department decided that the new colors for all apparatus going forward will be black over red. The firefighters of the department really like the look and the black on the apparatus signifies ‘mourning’ allowing the department to remember fallen fire service brothers and carry on the tradition of always remembering.