I have seen a discussion about ladders or quints in rural areas posted 2008. A recent news article I seen of a area where my mother's family lives that had a major fire. The only ladder or tower ladder was in the county seat where the fire was and they had to get a ladder from another major area of the state an hour away to assist along with engines from the surrounding area of the county. Then where part of my family lives is a rural mountain area with a major interstate highway through it , most of towns 30 to 45 minutes away have 100 foot ladders within travel time.
Now thinking how about some rural areas of agriculture or raising stock you have different size barns, silos, grain elevators and storage buildings. Some towns or villages have agriculture plants involving the area and manufacturing plants for vehicle parts. There are the different commercial business for the local residence and their agriculture needs. Education centers for the children in the area. There maybe railroad lines through those areas. There could also be in some areas a major attraction for people to their area, such as car race tracks. At times these would need aerial apparatus in an emergency for rescues or aerial water attacks on fires. So would most area need a aerial apparatus for city or urban use or something that would fit a rural operation.
Most towns or villages maybe limited because of their stations, or more need for water in non hydrant areas, or what they feel they need or can afford. What would benefit a rural fire service? 65 to 85 foot new or used ladder, quint. or tower?