By John M. MaleCKy
The Julesburg (CO) Fire Department designed this SMEAL apparatus with a small pump because it is primarily used as a tanker, says Secretary/Treasurer Toby Heath. The department’s 150-square mile jurisdiction is between five- and 10-percent hydranted.
- FREIGHTLINER M2 112 chassis with 254-inch wheelbase and five-seat cab;
- CATERPILLAR C 13, 410-hp diesel engine with ALLISON 4000 EVS automatic transmission;
- WATEROUS CGVGPA single-stage, 500-gpm pump with two 2½-inch crosslays and one-inch booster reel midship;
- UPF 2,500-gallon water tank with three NEWTON 10-inch dump valves;
- topside swing arm for a length of hose used to fill brush attack units from top of tank;
- SMEAL portable tank compartment with hydraulic hoist;
- topside hard suction hose storage compartment; and
- six wheelwell sleeves for spare SCBA cylinders.
The Wildwood (TX) Fire Department designed this MARION BODY WORKS pumper to be a first attack unit. Chief Randy Odom says the larger water tank allows for a strong initial attack and the top-mount pump panel provides operator safety and visibility.
- INTERNATIONAL 4400 chassis with 268-inch wheelbase and four-seat cab;
- INTERNATIONAL DT* 570, 310-hp diesel engine with ALLISON 3000 EVS-P automatic transmission;
- Fire Star Series pumper design;
- HALE Qflo single-stage, 1,250-gpm pump with two 1½-inch speedlays, and a 2½-inch rear preconnect wyed to two 1½-inch lines;
- UPF 1,000-gallon water tank;
- storage compartment under speedlays;
- AMDOR roll-up compartment doors and four wheel well sleeves for spare SCBA cylinders;
- ZIAMATIC ladder rack; and
- two FRC midship telescoping floodlights.
The Medina Township (OH) Fire Department uses this E.J. METALS support unit to serve its structural fire companies and respond as a Class A foam fire suppression and support apparatus, explains Staff Support Officer W. Parker Browne. The truck responds to calls involving wildland/urban interface fires, off-road structural fires and rescues, long driveways, limited access bridges, and parking garages.
- FORD F-450 XLT Super Duty 4 × 4 chassis with 162-inch wheelbase and five-seat cab;
- FORD 6.4-liter Power Stroke diesel engine with automatic transmission;
- E.J. METALS Assault Force 200 high-pressure CAFS, 8.0-gpm at 3,000-psi with direct PTO hydraulic drive and triple nozzle foam gun;
- PRO POLY 200-gallon water and 10-gallon foam tanks;
- AKRON reel with ½-inch hose;
- RAMSEY four-ton portable winch with front and rear receivers;
- HOLMATRO rescue tools;
- rehab and hazmat and salvage equipment; and
- lighting with two FRC telescoping floodlights and six WHELEN fixed scene lights on body.
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