Release: February 2001
Edition Quantity: 5,004
Castle Shannon, Pennsylvania is a small community in the south hills of suburban
Pittsburgh. Irish settlers, who came to the area to work in coal mines, founded
it. It has an area of just over one square mile, with a population of
In March of 1922, after a nearly disastrous fire, a group of concerned citizens
gathered with one goal in mind, to form the Castle Shannon Volunteer Fire
Department. After many meetings, the Castle Shannon Volunteer Fire Department
ordered its first fire truck, a Howe REO. The Department took delivery on
October 15, 1922. In 1947, the department took delivery of an Ahrens-Fox fire
truck. The firefighters named it the 'Green Hornet'. This fire truck set
standards by which many of today's fire apparatus are built
The C.S.V.F.D. prides itself today on keeping those same high standards that
were set by the forefathers so many years ago.
In 1992, a truck committee was formed to replace the existing 1969 American
LaFrance aerial platform. After choosing Pierce Manufacturing, this committee
worked for nearly 18 months designing the possible truck. In March of 1994, 72
years after that first meeting, the Castle Shannon Volunteer Fire Department
took delivery of this state-of-the-art piece of fire apparatus.
Make: Pierce Platform Truck
Height: 100 feet Ground to Basket
Name: Green Giant
Motor: Detroit Diesel - 8V92TA 500 Horse Power
Pump: 2000 G.P.M., 2 Stage
Hose: 1200 LF of 3 1/2 Supply Line
Basket Nozzle: 2000 G.P.M.
7.5 KVA on Board Generator
Color: Castle Shannon Green
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