Ladder 4

picture of Ladder 4

Photo by Brian Higgins

2002 Pierce Ladder Truck, 105' heavy-duty, rear-mount aerial ladder, Hurst tool equipped

History of Ladder # 4

Ladder Company #4 was organized on 15 June 1905 in a new house at 113 Garden Street (the corner of Garden and Sherman Streets) using a horse-drawn ladder carriage. In July of 1920, the company received a new American LaFrance motorized city-service truck. In 1924, a new American LaFrance 75' tractor-trailer truck was placed in service. In February of 1946, Ladder 4 placed in service a 1935 Pirsch 85' wooden stick aerial ladder truck (formerly Ladder 1's apparatus).

In January, 1959, a new Pirsch 100' metal aerial truck was placed in service by the company. On 24 October 1980, a new 100' Pirsch truck was placed in service. This 1980 Pirsch was removed from service on 14 December 1992. A spare 1976 Seagrave 100' tractor-trailer was in service until July of 1994.

On 7 July 1994, the 1989 Maxim 100' tractor-trailer (former Truck 3's apparatus) was assigned to Truck Company #4.

In March of 2002, Ladder 4's current apparatus was placed in service, the 2002 Pierce rear-mount, heavy-duty 105' aerial ladder.

For questions about Ladder Company # 4 contact the captain of Ladder 4 Here:

Historical information provided by Ed Morrissey

Ladder # 4 Statistics

Calendar Year Responses Building Fires
2017  1494 23
2016 1494 32
2015 1553 40
2014 1420 31
2013 1528 37
Fiscal Year Responses Building Fires
2012/2013 1548 39
2011/2012 1176 23
2010/2011 1559 34
2009/2010 1656 33
2008/2009 1667 40