Tower 144 is a 1987 Sutphen 95' tower ladder, which has replaced a 1978 Mack/Baker Aerialscope.
The Tower went into service in June 2013 after some minor repairs and upgrades.
The tower carries a 100' aerial rated at 1000 pounds tip load with a waterway supplying the dual master streams,
1500 GPM pump with a 300 gallon water tank.
Tower 144 carries 201 feet of ground ladders, a 6Kw Onan Diesel generator, assorted pike poles and hooks,
forcible entry tools, a gasoline powered PPV fan, Hondalite 1Kw generator/portable quartz light, K12 saw,
VentMaster saw, chain saw, Sawzall, portable lighting, 1000 watts of light at the tip, 3 electric vent fans,
5 SCBA, 5 spare SCBA bottles pre-piped breathing air to the bucket, Bullard Thermal Imager, chimney fire tools
including flue brushes and a Snuffer, high rise pack, Stokes basket, assorted ropes, harnesses and rigging and
an assortment of salvage covers and tarps.
Tower 144 carries a gasoline powered HURST power unit, HURST Spreaders and HURST cutters.
Tower 144 runs as the second unit to auto accidents for extra tools, etc.
Tower 144 is one of only 9 aerial devices in Tolland County.
Tower 144 was paid for by the department through a generous donation and department money at no cost to the town.
This piece of apparatus should serve us for at least the next decade, possibly longer.
Warning is accomplished by a Whelen lighting along with a Federal Q2B mechanical siren and Whelen electronic siren.
144 Tower has both UHF and VHF LoBand radios, allowing communication with various Tolland,
Windham and Hartford County radio systems.