Apparatus Deliveries: September 2021

by John M. Malecky

The Albany (NY) Fire Department’s rescue company responds with this truck built by RESCUE 1 MFG. The unit replaces an older, well-worn vehicle.

  • SPARTAN Metro Star MFD chassis with a 204-inch wheelbase and six-seat cab that has a 10-inch raised roof;
  • CUMMINS L9 450-hp diesel engine;
  • 24-foot nonwalk-in body with a staircase at the right-rear of the body, ROM slide trays and compartment doors, and an oil absorbent compartment with air-activated valve;
  • enclosed storage for 52 feet of ground ladders;
  • front bumper storage for rescue tools and accessories; and
  • light and power with an ONAN 35-kw PTO generator, a WILL BURT Night Scan, and FRC scene lighting.

Rescue 1 Mfg. (732) 223-1411/

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The Pouch Cove Volunteer Fire Department, Newfoundland, Canada, has in service this pumper built by FORT GARRY FIRE TRUCKS, which features an Emergency Response-type body with an enclosed pump panel.

  • FREIGHTLINER M2-112 chassis;
  • CUMMINS L9 450-hp diesel engine;
  • WATEROUS CX 1,250-gpm pump with a cross control panel within a four-person Crown enclosure;
  • pneumatic slide-out steps at enclosure;
  • 1,000-Imperial-gallon water and 25-gallon foam tanks;
  • FOAM PRO 2001 Class “A” system;
  • power checkerplate hosebed cover;
  • rear access ladder and suction hose compartment; and FRC scene lighting.

Fort Garry Fire Trucks: (800) 565-3473/

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The Dallas (TX) Fire-Rescue operates this firefighting and rescue craft built by LAKE ASSAULT BOATS to respond to a wide range of on-the-water firefighting and emergency response scenarios. The unit is stationed on Lake Ray Hubbard, which is within city limits.

  • Twenty-eight-foot modified V-hull boat with a 63-inch hydraulically operated bow door with an integrated ladder for diver re-entry;
  • port-side dive door; 18-inch draft; nine-foot, six-inch beam;
  • twin HONDA 250-hp outboard motors;
  • full-width pilothouse with 76 inches of headroom and padded bench seating;
  • two push knees on forward bow; GPS, HD radar, Sonar, and FLIR;
  • DARLEY PSDE 1,250-gpm pump with dedicated engine;
  • TFT valve under monitor with three 2½-inch and one four-inch discharge; and lighting with two 12-volt WHELEN scene lights on the cabin roof, one fixed mounted LED to illuminate the fore deck area, and two STRYKER Golites on the naval architecture.

Lake Assault Boats: (715) 395-2255/

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Halifax Regional Fire & Emergency, Nova Scotia, Canada, placed in service this fire and rescue boat built by METALCRAFT MARINE.

  • Firestorm 36 model with a 40-foot, eight-inch overall length, 13-foot, four-inch beam, and a 24-inch draft;
  • two CUMMINS 6.7L 480-hp diesel engines;
  • ZF transmissions and HJ 292 water jets, push knee at the bow;
  • MCMdesigned rapid hanging mast system;
  • six-foot, 10-inch head room (six-foot, six-inch in cuddy);
  • berth for three prone patients;
  • two DARLEY PSF 1,500-gpm pumps that deliver 3,755 gpm at 150 psi;
  • two remote controlled ELKHART Spitfire monitors (one each on bow and cabin roof) and two rear ELKHART Copperhead monitors;
  • five-inch Storz land supply line; and
  • adjustable aluminum davit rated at 500-900 pounds.

MetalCraft Marine: (800) 410-8464/

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