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Iveco Camiva Tector Chile
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No: 16451   Contributor: Fernando Díaz G.   Year: 2009   Manufacturer: Iveco   Country: Chile
Iveco Camiva Tector Chile

Iveco Camiva Tector 150 E24 Euro III, year 2001 From Chile
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Picture added on 11 April 2009 at 09:53
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Fernando, help me out here, perhaps I've missed something somewhere, I can see it's got a stack of ladders but what is the function of this vehicle, please,,??

Added by Pav - West Aussie on 06 May 2009.
Its a ladder carrier, the company that owns this truck is in charged of creating access to the fire perimeter for other companies to attack the fire. this truck is also loaded with axes and chainsaws.

Added by Javier on 08 August 2009.
"Hook & Ladder Truck" or "City Service Ladder Truck" - this has to be a modern-day version of the old ladder wagon, originally drawn by a team of horses.

Carries a range of ground-ladders, pike-poles & other tools, lighting equipment for the fire-scene, etc; for Access, Entry & Rescue but no pump, hose or water-tank.

Today, with motorized equipment that could carry bigger loads: that function has been absorbed into the Aerial Ladder (TTL); The Quint (ARP or CARP); or onto a Pumper to make a Quad (which would be Pump, Water Tank, Hose & a minimum length of Ground-Ladders).

Fernando - thanks for showing us an older idea, and still in service today.

Regards, from Canada,
Pat_R-B

Added by Pat Rivers-Bowerman on 11 August 2009.
Several Chilean fire companies still operate ladder trucks like this, although some of the newer ones are now carrying hydraulic extrication equipment too.

Chile is also one of the few major countries where all of the operational fire service personnel are entirely unpaid volunteers, even in Santiago with more than five million citizens.

Added by Rob Johnson on 29 April 2018.
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