Sonoma Valley (Calif.) Protects With New Type III


  • Unit Type: Brush/Wildfire Truck
  • Year: 2014
  • Manufacturer: HME, Inc. - Ahrens Fox
  • Chassis Manufacturer:
  • Model: International 7400 4dr.
  • Engine: MaxxForce 9 330 hp
  • Transmission: Allison 3000EVS
  • Pump: Darley JMP 500 gpm
  • Tank: 500-gallon polypropylene
  • Generator: na
  • Aerial: na
  • Location: Calif.

The Sonoma Valley Fire Protection District has taken delivery of an all-new HME 34D-Type III department.

The new wildland apparatus is built on a four-door International cab and chassis, with under the seat storage and seating for six occupants. It is powered by a MaxxForce engine and an Allison transmission.

Other features include a PTO Darley 500-gpm pump and a Darley 1-1/2 AGE 26BSD portable pump, HME Hydra Technology and a FoamPro 1600 foam system.

It's also equipped with front bumper hosewells, a Sigtronics intercom system, 27-inch wide side-mount pump enclosures, two pump house hose lay bed, a Hannay 150-foot booster reel, and a 20-gallon Class A external bolt-on tank.

The new apparatus has a brushed stainless roof compartment, adjustable hosebed dividers, rear wheel well SCBA tubes, suction hose storage, ladder storage compartments, two Worden wheel chocks and heat-treated alloy steel frame rails.