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Tiller truck man Fire station 7
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No: 22138   Contributor: Marcel Sloover   Year: 2009   Manufacturer: LTI   Country: United States of America
Tiller truck man Fire station 7

The Tiller truck man of Truck 7 is trying to get the Truck back into the Fire station after I photographed it.

Special thanks to the man and women of the San Francisco Fire department for helping me to make this visit possible.
Picture added on 20 February 2010 at 09:20
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San Francisco Fire Department, USA
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SFFD is one of a very small number of departments still operating tiller aerials exclusively. LA city is another.

Most operate either all stick - like Chicago or Boston - or a mix of types. FDNY for example has rearmount aerials, midmount towers and a handful of tillers. These are at stations which serve parts of the city where a more maneuverable aerial is needed, such as Chinatown in Mannhattan...

As for the tillerman "trying" to back the truck into the bay, I think San Francisco's ladder company tillermen are amazingly expert when it comes to steering these beasts. They do get an awful lot of practice!

Added by Rob Johnson on 20 September 2017.
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