Ladder 4

Cambridge Fire photo

2009 Pierce Ladder Arrow XT, 105' heavy-duty, rear-mount aerial ladder.

Note: Effective September 11, 2019, Ladder Company # 4 (along with Engine Company # 8 and Division 2) moved into a temporary fire house at 144 Smith Place. The company will run out of this temporary fire house for a at least 10 months while major upgrades are completed to the quarters at 113 Garden Street.

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 placed in service a 2002 Pierce rear-mount, heavy-duty 105' aerial ladder.

On 16 March 2020, Ladder 4 placed in service a 2009 Pierce Arrow XT 105' heavy-duty aerial (formerly Ladder 1's).

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
2019  1654 27
2018 1722 25
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