Leadership

APPARATUS DELIVERIES

Issue 12 and Volume 144.

APPARATUS DELIVERIES The town of Menasha, Wisconsin, is an urban community of about 15,000 people within 12 square miles. It is heavily industrialized on the west side and predominantly residential with an abundance of garden apartments on the east side. Fire Chief Gregg A. Cleveland says the department’s Pierce pumper was designed with two major functions in mind: to provide a large, flexible water supply to suppress fires in the truss areas of lightweight construction garden apartments and to handle fires on a recently constructed expressway. The pumper is mounted on an Arrow chassis with a four-door cab and seating for seven. The unit has a 1,250-gpm Waterous pump and a swiveling six-inch front intake. There are 1 ‘Vinch and three-inch handlines with straight-tip nozzles for reach and penetration into voids created by truss webs. A I ½-inch discharge mounted in the front bumper is for highway vehicle fires, eliminating…

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