Code 3 TDA Ladder 16 - Washington DC (12659) Damaged
This truck was on display in our showroom in the dome. It must of been dropped and the structure that hold the ladder is broke. Also the front bumper has bent up a little. This is a problem that has occurred in TDA trucks. There are no missing parts and will be shipped carefully so no more damage happens.
Release: February 1998
Edition Quantity: 5,000 (each)
The District of Columbia Fire Department became a paid fire department on September 23, 1871. It was first commanded by Chief Engineer Martin Cronin. The department had an assistant chief engineer and fifty-nine officers and men, assigned to six companies, five engine companies and a hook-and-ladder company.
Today, known as the District of Columbia Fire and Emergency Services Department, there are a total of 1,970 full time employees. The team includes 1,260 in Suppression, 375 EMS, 335 Communications and a Fire Prevention staff, commanded by Fire Chief Donald Edwards. The Department operates 32 engine companies, 16 truck companies, 3 heavy-duty rescue squads, 2 fireboats, 2 Foam units, a Hazardous Materials unit, and miscellaneous support vehicles. Serving a population of 540,000 residents, with a influx of 1 million tourists plus daily, and an area of 69 square miles, the Department is also responsible for staffing a fleet of emergency ambulances and advance life support units. In 1996, the total number of fire and EMS responses was 175,829.
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