Apparatus & Equipment

APPARATUS DELIVERIES

Issue 7 and Volume 162.

By John M. MaleCKy The Orange County Fire Authority in Irvine, California, protects a 20-percent rural, 50-percent suburban, and 30-percent urban area. Engineer Joe LaRocca says that the 16 E-ONE pumpers ordered were designed with a short wheelbase for better maneuverability and with a ladder rack for increased compartment storage. Four AMERICAN LaFRANCE tractor-drawn quints replaced several 90-foot aerial platform quints because they are considered more maneuverable. Primarily used as truck companies, the quints can respond as engines and to EMS calls when needed. Click here to enlarge image Features/Equipment: Cyclone II chassis with 170-inch wheelbase and five-seat cab; DETROIT Series 60 445-hp diesel engine with ALLISON 4000 EVS-P automatic transmission; HALE Qmax single-stage, 1,500-gpm pump with HYPRO Foam Pro 2001 system, two 1¾-inch crosslays, two 2½-inch rear discharges, and an akron Apollo monitor; E-ONE 530-gallon water and 10-gallon foam tanks; E-ONE hydraulic two-arm ladder rack; ROBINSON roll-up compartment doors…

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