Firefighting

APPARATUS DELIVERIES

Issue 11 and Volume 159.

BY JOHN M. MALECKY The Nenana (AK) Fire Department operates a tanker and mini-pumper built by FORT GARRY INDUSTRIES. Mayor Jason Mayrand, also a firefighter, says the area has few paved roads, no hydrants except in town, and remote areas that are hard to access. The jurisdiction’s rough terrain also requires a short wheelbase and high angles of approach and departure. This shelf tanker was modified with four-wheel-drive, a larger water tank, and a commercial chassis with a single axle for more mobility. The mini-pumper performs forest fire response and structural quick attack. Click here to enlarge image Features/Equipment (tanker): INTERNATIONAL 7400 4 × 4 chassis with 216-inch wheelbase and three-seat cab; INTERNATIONAL DT 570 330-hp diesel engine with ALLISON 3000 EVS automatic transmission and pump-and-roll capability; DARLEY HM single-stage, 500-gpm pump with two 1 3/4-inch crosslays; FGI 2,000-gallon water tank with 10-inch NEWTON dump valve; FGI roll-up compartment doors;…

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