Tillered quints or “quillers” as they are affectionately known are rather rare, even in today’s fire service where multi-purpose apparatus are common place. Typically operated by career departments on the West Coast utilizing a task force concept, “quillers” were extremely rare on the East Coast where just a half dozen rigs existed with their popularity increasing in recent years. Interestingly enough, the vast majority of these rigs are operated by 100% volunteer departments in New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania with a considerable amount run by career departments in North Carolina.

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