At Fire Station No. 2 near the Shuttle Landing Facility at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida, the aerial fire truck has been moved out of the bay and Fire Rescue Services personnel have deployed the stabilizers on either side of the truck in order to prepare for training to be certified in the operation and use of the vehicle.
The center’s Fire Rescue Services recently achieved Pro Board Certification in aerial fire truck operations. Pro Board Certification is a globally recognized certification that puts on multiple courses that all fire departments throughout the world recognize and use to train their personnel. The unique aerial truck contains a 100-foot extendable ladder with a bucket at the end of it that can be used for rescues from taller buildings or aircraft rescue firefighting. Photo credit: NASA/Kim Shiflett