Leadership

APPARATUS DELIVERIES

Issue 10 and Volume 143.

APPARATUS DELIVERIES Clairton, Pennsylvania is a steel town that is in the process of dismantling its paid firefighting force in favor of a combined paid and volunteer department, according to Fire Chief John Lattanzi. Safety was on their minds when they planned their new pumper —they will have a paid driver with volunteer firefighters on the apparatus. Their pumper, built by Grumman, features the new Panther II tilt cab chassis and offers high visibility with the large windshield. Firefighters will ride protected in a four-door cab that seats eight. The large open area in the cab affords better communications among members, which adds to safety and improves teamwork. The unit has a 3,100-square-inch windshield and extended front bumper with chrome towing hooks. It also has a Federal Model “Q” siren and intersection warning lights. The pumper has a 165-inch wheelbase and mounts a Waterous CMYBX two-stage, 1,250-gpm pump. Aside from…

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