Issue 9 and Volume 159.

BY JOHN M. MALECKY Click here to enlarge image The Houston (PA) Fire Department’s PIERCE pumper with a short wheelbase serves a small rural town with narrow streets, alleys, and hills, Chief Jim Simpson says. Haz-mat equipment is stored in coffin compartments, and a large water tank offers greater knockdown capability. It also serves as the mutual-aid RIT unit.Features/Equipment: Saber chassis with 179-inch wheelbase and eight-seat cab with 12-inch raised roof; CUMMINS ISL 350-hp diesel engine with ALLISON 3000 EVS automatic transmission; WATEROUS CSUY single-stage, 1,750-gpm pump with ELKHART 125-gpm foam system, ELKHART Vulcan deck gun, two-inch front bumper line, three two-inch crosslays, and two three-inch rear preconnects; UPF 750-gallon water and 40-gallon foam tanks; GORTITE roll-up compartment doors and three wheel well sleeves for storing a total of five spare SCBA cylinders; ZICO Quic-Lift ladder rack; and HARRISON 10-kw PTO generator, six HAVIS SHIELDS floodlights (one brow, two side…

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