New Pumper-Tanker in Nova Scotia
The Bible Hill, Nova Scotia, Fire Department has recently taken delivery of a unique pumper-tanker, said to be only one of its kind in Eastern Canada.
Built by American Fire Apparatus Company on a Chevrolet chassis, the unit is equipped with a 500-gpm frontmount pump complete with an operating panel and gauges. The pump is fitted with both 4 1/2-inch and 2 1/2-inch suction intakes and dual electric and vacuum primers. Two 2 1/2-inch and two 1-inch discharge outlets are provided at the pump with two 1 1/2-inch outlets located at the rear of the 1,960-gallon booster tank. A portable pump is mounted in a compartment in the rear.
Hose capacity is 1,200 feet of 2 1/2-inch and 600 feet of 1 1/2-inch. The booster reel” contains 200 feet of 1-inch high pressure hose. A 40-foot, three-section aluminum ladder, a roof ladder and pike pole are carried on the cantilever overhead rack.