APPARATUSDELIVERIES

BY JOHN M. MALECKY

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The Merseilles (IL) Fire Department‘s ALEXIS pumper works with a 3,500-gallon tanker as a first-out engine protecting a city and rural district, explains Chief Herb Johnson.

Features/Equipment:

 •SPARTAN Gladiator FF Evolution LFD chassis with 229-inch wheelbase and six-seat cab with 20-inch raised roof;
 •DETROIT Series 60 490-hp diesel engine with ALLISON 4000 EVS automatic transmission;
 •HALE Qmax single-stage, 1,500-gpm pump with topmount panel, five-inch front intake, HYPRO Foam Pro 2002 system, 1½-inch front bumper line, two 1½-inch and one 2½-inch hose cartridges, three-inch rear preconnect, and AKRON Deck Master remote controlled monitor at left/rear of body;
 •UPF 1,000-gallon water and two 20-gallon foam tanks;
 •ROBINSON roll-up compartment doors and three wheel well sleeves, each with dual spare SCBA cylinder storage;
 •two HAVIS SHIELDS pole-raise floodlights behind cab;
 •ALEXIS hydraulic ladder rack; and
 •TNX ice chains.


The St. Lawrence (WI) Fire Department replaced two vehicles with this medium duty ROSENBAUER rescue truck. Secretary/Lieutenant Jeff Weinert says that it responds to fires and first responder incidents in two townships.

Features/Equipment:

 • FORD F-550 chassis with 189-inch wheelbase and two-seat cab;
 • FORD Power Stroke diesel engine with automatic transmission;
 •14-foot body with four-seat crew model, non-walk-in storage section, and ROBINSON roll-up compartment doors;
 •four-bottle air cascade system with rack for 12 spare SCBA cylinders in rear;
 •MEDTRONIC Life Pack AED; and
 •light and power with two HONDA one-kw gasoline generators, two rear-mounted FRC tripod floodlights, and six WELDON fixed scene lights.


The Norfolk (MA) Fire Department designed its E-ONE pumper to be multi-task functional, according to Lieutenant Peter Petruchik. Responding first-due to structural fires, haz mats, and MVAs, it has a large water tank since part of the jurisdiction is unhydranted.

Features/Equipment:

 •Typhoon chassis with 204-inch wheelbase and five-seat cab with medical cabinet;
 • CUMMINS ISL 370-hp diesel engine with ALLISON 3000 EVS automatic transmission;
 • HALE Qflo single-stage, 1,250-gpm pump with AKRON in-line foam eductor, 1¾-inch front bumper line, three crosslays (two 1¾-inch, one 2½-inch), two rear preconnects (1¾- and 2½-inch), and ELKHART Stinger monitor;
 • UPF 1,000-gallon water and 30-gallon foam tanks;
 •through-the-body ladder tunnel and four wheel well sleeves for spare SCBA cylinders;
 • HURST rescue tools; and
 •light and power with YAMAHA 6.5-kw gasoline generator, four HAVIS SHIELDS floodlights (two at front of cab, two midship), two WHELEN scene lights (one each side of cab), and two HANNAY electric cord reels.


The Tai’an Fire Department in China designed this W. S. DARLEY rescue truck after U.S. type rescue trucks to respond quickly to medical calls, vehicle accidents, and haz-mat spills, explains Troy Carothers, Darley CAFS product manager for export fire apparatus sales.

Features/Equipment:

 • SPARTAN Big Easy chassis with 171-inch wheelbase and 10-inch raised roof cab with six seats;
 • CUMMINS ISC 330-hp diesel engine with ALLISON 3000 EVS automatic transmission;
 •18-foot non-walk-in body with ROBINSON roll-up compartment doors and three wheel well sleeves for spare SCBA cylinders; and
 •light and power with ONAN 20-kw hydraulic generator, WILL BURT Night Scan and four FRC telescoping floodlights (two each rear and midship).


The Jefferson Township Fire Department, in Blue Creek, Ohio, designed its PIERCE pumper with an engine powerful enough to climb hills and rough areas, explains Chief Thomas Hackworth. The roll-up doors work well in narrow areas and the two-door cab reduces the unit’s length, allowing easier access to tight spaces.

Features/Equipment:

 • KENWORTH T-300 chassis with 209-inch wheelbase and three-seat cab;
 • CUMMINS ISC 330-hp diesel engine with ALLISON 3000 EVS automatic transmission;
 • WATEROUS CSY single-stage, 1,250-gpm pump with topmount panel, HYPRO Foam Pro 1600 system, two-inch crosslay, two 1½-inch speedlays, and TFT Crossfire deck gun;
 • UPF 1,000-gallon water and 30-gallon foam tanks;
 •Contender model body with GORTITE roll-up compartment doors, four wheel well sleeves for spare SCBA cylinders, enclosed ladder, and hard suction hose storage; and
 •light and power with HONDA five-kw gasoline generator and two FRC pole-raise floodlights midship.


The Hazlet Township (NJ) Technical Rescue Services has placed in service a RESCUE 1 support unit that backs up the township’s emergency services (fire and police departments, first aid squad and other Office of Emergency Management units), according to OEM Coordinator Thomas Horner.

Features/Equipment:

 •SPARTAN Big Easy chassis with 195-inch wheelbase and 10-inch raised roof cab with four-seats and command desk;
 •CUMMINS ISC 330-hp diesel engine with ALLISON 3000 EVS automatic transmission;
 •18-foot, nine-inch non-walk-in body with ROBINSON roll-up compartment doors;
 •RAMSEY 4½-ton portable winch with four receivers;
 •200-pound absorbent clay hopper with air valve;
 •HURST rescue tools;
 •four HANNAY reels (two electric cord and two hydraulic); and
 •light and power with HARRISON 30-kw hydraulic generator, WILL BURT Night Scan, seven FRC floodlights (one eye brow, four recessed scene on body, and two rear tripod), and four WHELEN fixed scene lights on body.


The Larksville (PA) Fire Department uses this KME pumper as a first-due unit for structure fires, EMS assists, vehicle extrications, and to support its brush unit, according to Chief Andrew Kachmar.

Features/Equipment:

 •Excel XMFD chassis with 188-inch wheelbase and six-seat cab with six-inch raised roof
 •DETROIT Series 60 455-hp diesel engine with ALLISON 4000 EVS automatic transmission
 •WATEROUS CS single-stage, 2,000-gpm pump with three crosslays (two 1¾-inch, one 2½-inch), two 2½-inch rear preconnects, and TFT Crossfire deck gun
 •UPF 750-gallon water tank
 •ROBINSON roll-up compartment doors and five wheel well sleeves for spare SCBA cylinders
 •HURST rescue tools; and
 •light and power with ONAN six-kw hydraulic generator, two FRC pole-raise floodlights, two WHELEN scene lights (one on each side of cab), and HANNAY electric cord reel.


The Salina City (UT) Fire Department‘s SMEAL pumper/tanker is designed to match the size of its other tanker, according to former Chief Kenny Ball. Hydrants are few and far between in the area the department protects.

Features/Equipment:

 •FREIGHTLINER M2 106 chassis with 216-inch wheelbase and three-seat cab;
 •CATERPILLAR C7 300-hp diesel engine with ALLISON 3000 EVS automatic transmission;
 •WATEROUS CSY single-stage, 1,250-gpm pump with 1¾-inch front bumper line, two 1½-inch crosslays, midship booster reel with one-inch hose, and AKRON Apollo Hi-Riser deck gun;
 •UPF 2,000-gallon water tank with rear NEWTON 10-inch dump valve;
 •SMEAL rack for 2,100-gallon FOL-DA-TANK; and
 •light and power with HONDA five-kw gasoline generator and two FRC floodlights behind cab.


The Tahoe-Douglas Fire Protection District in Zephyr Cove, Nevada, replaced its 75-foot platform with this taller SEAGRAVE Tower Max. Battalion Chief Van Ogami says that a platform enhances rescue operations from ski area gondolas and cliffs, and is also advantageous at high-rise fires and as a multitask unit with its pump and tank.

Features/Equipment:

 •Marauder chassis with 250-inch wheelbase and full-tilt cab with six seats;
 •CUMMINS ISM 450-hp diesel engine with ALLISON 4000 EVS automatic transmission;
 •HALE Qmax single-stage, 1,500-gpm pump with two crosslays (1¾- and 2½-inch);
 •UPF 300-gallon water tank;
 •104-foot platform with 1,000-pound dry payload capacity, AKRON Stream Master monitor, breathing air supply, and 17-foot, six-inch outrigger spread;
 •eight wheel well sleeves for spare SCBA cylinders;
 •HOLMATRO rescue tool;
 •ZOLL manual/automatic heart monitors; and  •light and power with ONAN eight-kw hydraulic generator, HONDA 1.5-kw generator light, six FRC floodlights (two behind cab, two on platform, and two under platform), and two HAVIS SHIELDS COLLINS spot/floodlights at front of platform.


The Carlstadt (NJ) Fire Department designed this SUTPHEN pumper for maximum seating that allows firefighters don SCBA. Chief Bill Reeves also explains that the large tank enables a better initial attack and provides more water for incidents on highways, where water supply may be limited.

Features/Equipment:

 •Custom chassis with 210-inch wheelbase and 10-seat cab with 24-inch raised roof;
 •CUMMINS ISM 400-hp diesel engine with ALLISON 4000 EVS automatic transmission;
 •WATEROUS CMU two-stage, 2,000-gpm pump with six-inch front intake, two-inch front bumper line, two-inch crosslay, two two-inch speedlays; rear 2½-inch wye with two two-inch preconnects, one-inch rear booster reel, AKRON Gemini deck gun, and Apollo portable monitor;
 •UPF 750-gallon water tank;
 •three wheel well sleeves for hand extinguishers;
 •refrigerator for rehab;
 •ROTO-GRIP ice chains and INTEC backup camera; and  •light and power with ONAN 10-kw hydraulic generator, four FRC floodlights (two behind cab and two on body), two rear HAVIS SHIELDS COLLINS spot/floodlights, and HANNAY electric cord reel.


The Republic (PA) Fire Department designed this HME pumper to complement the department’s first-out pumper and rescue truck and to fill in when either unit is out of service, according to Chief James Bashour. The top-mount pump panel offers safety and visibility; the large water tank provides sufficient water when supply is limited.

Features/Equipment:

 •1871 P2 MFD XL chassis with 227-inch wheelbase and 12-inch raised roof cab with six seats;
 •CATERPILLAR C9 400-hp diesel engine with ALLISON 3000 EVS automatic transmission;
 •HALE Qmax, single-stage, 1,750-gpm pump with five-inch front intake, HALE FoamLogix 5.0 foam system 1¾-inch front bumper line, two 1¾-inch speedlays, two crosslays (1¾- and 2½-inch), 2½-inch rear preconnect, and ELKHART Stinger deck gun;
 •APR 1,000-gallon water tank with 2½-inch direct fill and two 30-gallon foam tanks;
 •GORTITE roll-up compartment doors and four wheel well sleeves for spare SCBA cylinders;
 •HOLMATRO rescue tools;
 •ZICO ladder rack; and
 •light and power with ONAN 10-kw hydraulic generator, two rear FRC tripod floodlights, four WHELEN fixed scene lights (two on sides of cab and two at pump panel), and one HANNAY electric cord reel.


The Mayo Area (SC) Fire District designed a pumper/tanker for initial attack as well as supply capabilities, according to Chief Steve Horton. This RED DIAMOND unit protects a jurisdiction that is unhydranted.

Features/Equipment:

 •PETERBILT 335 chassis with 278-inch wheelbase and five-seat cab;
 •CUMMINS ISC 330-hp diesel engine with ALLISON 3000 EVS automatic transmission;
 •HALE Qflo single-stage, 1,250-gpm pump with 1½-inch front bumper line and three crosslays (two 1¾-inch, one 2½-inch);
 •CFP 3,000-gallon water tank with two 2½-inch direct tank fills and three 10-inch NEWTON dump valves;
 •POK roll-up compartment doors and two wheel well sleeves for spare SCBA cylinders; and  •
3,000-gallon FOL-DA-TANK on RED DIAMOND rack.

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APPARATUSDELIVERIES

BY JOHN M. MALECKY

The Calgary Fire Department in Alberta, Canada, uses this SVI TRUCKS, INC. light and air truck for fireground support and lighting at MVAs and non-fire department incidents, according to Chief Mechanic Harm Boskers. The vehicle is maneuverable in tight areas and the body design provides maximum storage.

Features/Equipment:


INTERNATIONAL 4400 chassis with 243-inch wheelbase and five-seat cab;

INTERNATIONAL DT 530 300-hp diesel engine with ALLISON 3000 EVS automatic transmission;

• 18-foot non-walk-in body with ROBINSON roll-up compartment doors;

BAUER K220 breathing air compressor and 4,500-psi booster system; six-cylinder, 6,000-psi air cascade system; three-hole fill station; and spare bottle storage rack;

FREEDOM III rear awning;

• four HANNAY reels (two electric cord and one high- and one low-pressure air); and

• light and power with LIMA 40-kw PTO generator, two SVI Command Lights, and six WHELEN fixed scene lights on body (four on sides, two rear).

The Boynton Beach (FL) Fire Rescue Department rides a crew of three (including two paramedics) in its MEDTEC rescue unit/ambulance. EMS Coordinator Michael Landress, EMT-P, explains that all three can ride in the cab to the incident, and the two paramedics can care for the patient in the rear en route to the hospital. The module’s size allows adequate room for ALS.

Features/Equipment:


INTERNATIONAL 4300 LP chassis with 199-inch wheelbase and extended cab with three seats;

INTERNATIONAL DT 466 220-hp diesel engine with ALLISON 2400 automatic transmission;

• 170-inch patient module with GORTITE roll-up compartment doors;

TRI-MAX vertical 20-gallon water and foam CAFS with 3/4-inch booster hose that runs off a 4,000-psi SCBA bottle for automobile fires;

MEDTRONIC Life Pack 12 AED; and

• six WHELEN fixed scene lights on body.

The Edgecomb (ME) Fire Department designed this E-ONE apparatus with a large water tank for use as a pumper or tanker in its rural community, explains Chief Barry Johnston.

Features/Equipment:


INTERNATIONAL 4400 chassis with 221-inch wheelbase and three-seat cab;

INTERNATIONAL DT 530 300-hp diesel engine with ALLISON 3000 EVS automatic transmission;

HALE Qflo single-stage, 1,000-gpm pump with HYPRO Foam Pro 1600 foam system, two 134-inch crosslays, and right-side one-inch booster reel;

UPF 2,000-gallon water tank with three 10-inch NEWTON dump valves (two on side, one at rear) and two direct tank fills (one 212-inch, one five-inch);

UPF 25-gallon foam tank;

• four wheel well sleeves for spare SCBA cylinders; and

E-ONE rack with 2,500-gallon FOL-DA-TANK.

The Boltonville (WI) Fire Department designed its MARION rescue truck with a large body since it serves a rural area and carries most of the turnouts on the apparatus, Firefighter Daryl Pree says. The department also uses the vehicle as a command post and for rehab.

Features/Equipment:


PETERBILT PB 330 chassis with 239-inch wheelbase and two-seat cab;

CUMMINS ISL 330-hp diesel engine with ALLISON 3000 EVS automatic transmission;

• 22-foot walk-in body with storage for 24 sets of turnouts, command area with map desk, and ROBINSON roll-up compartment doors;

• four-bottle air cascade system with SPACESAVER air filling station;

RAMSEY four-ton portable winch with three receivers; and

• light and power with ONAN 25-kw PTO generator, SVI Command Light, eight WHELEN fixed scene lights, and two HANNAY electric cord reels.

The Keasbey Fire Department in Woodbridge Township, New Jersey, designed this KME pumper with a short wheelbase for accessing tight areas and to support other units, explains Chief Chris Lelong.

Features/Equipment:


• Excel chassis with 176-inch wheelbase and six-seat cab with 10-inch raised roof;

CUMMINS ISL 400-hp diesel engine with ALLISON 3000 EVS automatic transmission;

HALE Qmax single-stage, 1,500-gpm pump with six-inch front intake, 112-inch front bumper line, two 134-inch crosslays, three-inch rear discharge wyed to 112-inch and 212-inch lines, and AKRON Hi-Riser deck gun;

UPF 750-gallon water tank;

ROBINSON roll-up compartment doors and four wheel well sleeves for spare SCBA cylinders; and

• light and power with ONAN eight-kw hydraulic generator and two FRC telescoping floodlights.

In Glenwood Landing, New York, the Glenwood Volunteer Fire Company’s SEAGRAVE Mean Stick quint replaced a pumper that had a 50-foot telescoping waterway. According to former Chief Arthur Giardina, the department covers an industrial waterfront, a distribution terminal, and residential and estate homes.

Features/Equipment:


• Concorde chassis with 202-inch wheelbase and notched roof cab with eight seats;

CUMMINS ISM 500-hp diesel engine with ALLISON 4000 EVS automatic transmission;

SEAGRAVE Triton single-stage, 1,750-gpm pump with FEECON APH 1.5 around-the-pump foam system, six-inch front intake, front bumper 134-inch line and three crosslays (one 134-inch, two 212-inch with two-inch lines);

UPF 450-gallon water and 50-gallon foam tanks;

• 75-foot aerial ladder with ELKHART Scorpion ladderpipe, 500-pound tip load, and 18-foot outrigger spread;

ROBINSON roll-up compartment doors and three wheel well sleeves for spare SCBA cylinders;

SAFETY VISION rear camera; and

• light and power with HARRISON eight-kw hydraulic generator and six FRC floodlights (two behind cab, two on body, and two at aerial tip).

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