Firefighting

APPARATUS DELIVERIES

Issue 4 and Volume 160.

The Anniston (AL) Fire Department uses this AMERICAN LAFRANCE rescue truck as an advanced life support (ALS) vehicle, according to Assistant Chief David Collins. The unit can respond as an ALS or a basic life support (BLS) engine and also provides positive pressure ventilation and rapid intervention team support at structure fires. Click here to enlarge image Features/Equipment: FORD F-550 chassis with 189-inch wheelbase and two-seat cab; FORD 6.0 L V-8 turbo diesel engine with automatic transmission; 14-foot nonwalk-in body with POK roll-up compartment doors; WARN 4.5-ton portable winch with front and rear receivers; AMKUS rescue tools; and light and power with AURAGEN 8.5-kw engine-powered generator, two FRC telescoping floodlights, six WHELEN fixed scene lights on body, and one HANNAY electric cord reel. The Royalston (MA) Fire-EMS Department uses its RESCUE 1 unit primarily to respond to medical and trauma calls, explains Captain Gary Winitzer. The vehicle is also equipped…

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