Apparatus & Equipment


Issue 12 and Volume 153.

The Main-Transit Fire Department Click here to enlarge image Amherst, New York, replaced a 1973 pumper with this AMERICAN LAFRANCE, which provides better crew protection and almost double the compartment space, according to Carl Fischer, public information officer and former chief. The department operates out of two stations, covers 5.2 square miles, and protects a population of 15,000. The jurisdiction includes residential and light industrial areas and numerous office buildings. Buffalo Niagara International Airport is at the jurisdiction’s southern border. Features/Equipment: Eagle 134 chassis with 206-inch wheelbase; tilt cab with 10-inch raised roof and six seats; DETROIT Series 55 365-hp diesel engine; ALLISON HD 4060 automatic transmission; HALE Qmax single-stage, 1,500-gpm pump; top-mount pump panel; preconnected five-inch front intake; 100 feet of 13/4-inch line in front bumper; two 200-foot speedlays (one 13/4-inch, one 21/2-inch); rear preconnect with 300 feet of 21/2-inch hose; rear preconnect with 200 feet of 13/4-inch line…

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