Apparatus Showcase: Thomasville, Ga., Gets Pumper


  • Unit Type: Pumper
  • Year: 2014
  • Manufacturer: HME, Inc. - Ahrens Fox
  • Chassis Manufacturer:
  • Model: HME 1871 SFO
  • Engine: Cummins ISC 8 330 hp
  • Transmission: Allison 3000EVS
  • Pump: Hale Q-Flo 1,250-gpm
  • Tank: 1,000-gallon Polypropylene T-Tank
  • Generator: SmartPower 6,200-watt
  • Aerial: na
  • Location: Ga.

The members of Thomasville (Ga.) Fire Rescue recently put a rescue pumper,built by HME Ahrens Fox in service.

The SilverFox engine is built on an HME 1871 SFO cab and chassis, powered by a Cummins engine and an Allison transmission. To fight fire, it has a Hale pump, a 1,000-gallon tank, a Hale FoamLogix 2.1 system with a 30-gallon Class A foam external tank and a Elkhart Vulcan manual (tiller control) monitor.

Other features include Meritor/Wabco ABS 4-wheel brake system, a four-wheel stability enhancement system, a 3-dimensional stainless front grille, heated and remote-controlled moto-mirror with lower convex, cab-tilt road interlock, SCBA seating. Gen II EMS full-height cabinet with a stain anodized roll-up door and deep adjustable shelving.

It also has HME Hydra Technology, brushed stainless steel pump panel, two crosslay beds, 156 cubic feet of compartment space, a 63-inch hosebed height, multi-purpose storage inside the tank compartment, seven SCBA tubes, FoxTrax toolboards, two Worden wheel chocks and PTO hot shift.