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This custom pumper/tanker built for the Township of South Frontenac, Ontario, is the first custom apparatus built by Arnprior Fire Trucks Corp., a manufacturer formed in late 2010. The apparatus features a Kenworth T300 Series chassis, 380-hp Paccar P-8 engine, 1,000-gpm Hale MBP PTO pump, 2,500-Imperial gallon custom semi-elliptical aluminum water tank, enclosed portable tank and hard-suction hose storage and LED lighting. www.arnpriorfiretrucks.net
This custom pumper/tanker built for the Township of South Frontenac, Ontario, is the first custom apparatus built by Arnprior Fire Trucks Corp., a manufacturer formed in late 2010. The apparatus features a Kenworth T300 Series chassis, 380-hp Paccar P-8 engine, 1,000-gpm Hale MBP PTO pump, 2,500-Imperial gallon custom semi-elliptical aluminum water tank, enclosed portable tank and hard-suction hose storage and LED lighting.
The Haines, OR, Fire Protection District has placed in service a Boise Mobile Equipment wildland/urban interface pumper built on an International 7400 4x4 chassis, Components include a Darley JMP 500 pump, Akron front-bumper monitor, 500-gallon UPF poly water tank, 25-gallon foam tank, Foam Pro 2001 foam proportioner, Hannay hose reels and Whelen LED lighting.
Pike County, KY, Emergency Management has taken delivery of a 39-foot, custom-designed BullEx Fire Safety Trailer featuring kitchen, bedroom and industrial emergency scenarios and dual briefing rooms. Training components in the kitchen scenario include interactive SmartStove and TrashCan SmartProps with integrated digital flames, smoke and sound effects. An Extreme Weather package added to the kitchen scenario simulates a hurricane, flood, tornado and earthquake with lighting and sound effects and realistic props. The bedroom scenario features a Heated Smoking Door prop and an E.D.I.T.H. window. A simulated sparking electrical panel, parts washer fire prop, fire alarm pull station and lock-out/tag-out station are included in the industrial scenario.
Danko Emergency Equipment has introduced AquaVantage, an ultra-high-pressure fire suppression system capable of operating at up to 1,200 psi at 20 gpm of water and features an auto-throttling system that will idle down the engine when the nozzle is shut down. The system is driven by an 18-hp Briggs & Stratton gasoline engine and includes a 250-gallon UPF poly water tank. The fire protection system is mounted on a Danko heavy-duty aluminum flatbed with two standing platforms on each side behind the cab. The chassis is a Ford F-350 4x4 with single rear wheels.
The Township Volunteer Fire Department in Eau Claire, WI, recently took delivery of a Darley pumper constructed on a Spartan Metro Star LFD custom chassis with a 330-hp Cummins ISC engine coupled to an Allison 3000EVS transmission. The PolyBilt body is constructed fully from copolymer plastic material guaranteed for life to be 100% corrosion free. The apparatus has seven compartments, all with ROM rollup doors and LED strip lighting. The pumping system features a 1,500-gpm Darley LDMBC pump connected to a 1,000-gallon water tank with an integral 30-gallon foam tank. This truck also features a color-coded Darley Vision laminate wrap-around top operator’s control panel and a Darley AutoCAFS compressed-air foam system that uses a FoamPro 2001 foam system to provide Class A foam to the six CAFS-capable discharges.
The Lemont, IL, Fire Protection District has taken delivery of a Ferrara MVP custom rescue pumper built on a Ferrara Igniter custom chassis with a Cummins ISL-425 engine and Allison 3000EVS transmission. Components include a 1,500-gpm Waterous CSU pump, Fire Research Pump Boss pressure governor, deck gun plumbing with a Task Force Tips Extend-A-Gun riser pipe, 750-gallon UPF poly water tank, Whelen LED warning lights, Whelen LED Traffic Advisor, Go Light remote-control spotlight, On Scene Solutions LED compartment lights, eight-kilowatt Harrison hydraulic generator; Will-Burt Night Scan Chief light tower and Hannay electric-rewind cord reel.
Hardin County, TX, Emergency Service District 6 operates a Fouts Bros. CJ Series rescue pumper built on a Kenworth T370 chassis powered by a 330-hp Paccar PX-8 engine with an Allison 3000EVS transmission. Components include a 1,000-gallon UPF Poly-Tank IIIE water tank, 1,250-gpm Darley LDM pump, Fire Research PumpBoss pressure governor, Fire Research TankVision water-tank gauges, Class 1 pressure gauges, Elkhart bronze intake relief valve, Alco-Lite ground ladders, Zico UHH-1 helmet holders, Fire Research Focus LED telescopic lights and and Whelen LED lighting.
Built on a hard-working 35,000-GVWR commercial chassis and powered by a tough 330-hp engine and with a highly durable and long-lasting stainless-steel powder-coated body, the HME REDFOX is ready to hit the streets and back roads of your community and deliver high-performance firefighting capability. Available with a two- or four-door cab, the REDFOX is capable of carrying three to five crew members. The REDFOX also packs a substantial fire suppression punch with its 1,250-gpm side-mount pump and 1,200-gallon, T-shaped poly water tank plus large storage capacity and special features.
The reliable Kenworth T800 Class 8 model is especially popular with fire districts across the United States. The Kenworth T800 offers excellent durability with a huck-bolted aluminum cab and fiberglass roof that helps to resist corrosion more reliably than a steel cab. This long-lasting durability helps enable customers to amortize their fire truck investment over a number of years. Kenworth also provides the ability to configure both models to a variety of body builders and fire department requirements to meet customer needs. The Kenworth T800 is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year.
Marion Body Works Inc. manufactures a full line of pumpers, including the recently introduced RPM rescue pumper. The RPM features all-aluminum body construction for a lighter body weight, extra payload and no rust. Full-depth, rescue-style compartments, hidden cascade storage and a full-width hosebed maximize the amount of payload space on this unit. The RPM has a streamlined appearance and ergonomic design with easily accessible speedlays and ground ladder removal.
The Northeast Nelson Fire Protection District in Bloomfield, KY, has taken delivery of a Midwest Fire Model PT2 2000 tanker-pumper built on an International 4400 chassis. Components include a MaxxForce engine, Allison 3000EVS transmission, Hale Side-Mount AP 50 pump and 2,000-gallon tank.
Lauderhill, FL, Fire-Rescue has placed in service an E-ONE Typhoon pumper outfitted with a 42/56 rescue pumper body, 450-hp Cummins engine, Allison 3000EVS transmission, 1,500-gpm Hale Qmax pump, 7,500-gallon water tank, 30-gallon foam tank, Firecom headsets, Federal Signal lighting and Fire Research LED scene lights.
This Extendo Bed mounted in Chevrolet Suburban has a double-level deck, drawer, slide-out mounting wall, file drawer, pencil tray, bookcase area, fold-down table and double-sided magnetic easel board, with a storage area for the easel board. All Extendo Beds have over 100% extension with easy one-handed operation.
Medtec Ambulance Corp. is delivering 12 Medtec M168 Type III ambulances to the Sacramento Metropolitan Fire District in Sacramento County, CA. All 12 units will be built on a cutaway chassis with a 159-inch wheelbase, 168-inch-long body and 72 inches of floor to ceiling headroom for maximum interior space. The vehicles also feature a center console, ducted heating and air conditioning, one-piece compartment and entry doors, padded radius cabinet corners and recessed IV holders.
The i-SCOTTY Fire Safety House, measuring 32 feet long and eight feet wide, is a two- room mobile educational trailer intended to prevent fire-related injuries and accidents by teaching children proper fire safety protocol. It makes learning more hands-on with touch screen operation, audience interaction with an on-screen character to allow for ample opportunities for instructor-guided education, reactionary special effects with a question-and-answer session, stimulating decor and special effects that engage the senses. Each model comes standard with the kitchen stage and three options for the rear room: bedroom, theater room or sprinkler demonstration room.
The first new-generation Oshkosh Striker 6x6 aircraft rescue and firefighting (ARFF) vehicle is being placed into service this fall at Roberts Field, Redmond Municipal Airport in Redmond, OR. Features found on the Redmond vehicle include: a 6x6 axle configuration with Oshkosh TAK4 all-wheel independent suspension for a smooth ride; Oshkosh rear-steer system to reduce tire wear and improve turning circle; turbocharged 700-hp Tier 4i/Euro 5 emissions-compliant engine; walk-in engine powerpack access through doors on each side of the engine compartment; Oshkosh low-attack bumper turret with high-flow discharge and dry-chemical capabilities; all-new cab design with increased glass area for improved driver visibility to all directions; intuitive, color-coded controls for fire suppression system and easily identified cab switches; and two monitor screens in the dash to view the FLIR system, backup camera and Command Zone advanced electronics system.
The Pierce Dash CF features an innovative tilting cab-forward design that repositions the engine rearward and down low between the frame rails, with an open interior configuration that helps firefighters better prepare for the unexpected situations they face when arriving on scene. The vehicle dramatically increases driver and officer interior cab space, improves visibility and serviceability, and sets a new benchmark for heavy-duty construction – all in a compact, easy-to-maneuver wheelbase. The Dash CF is now available with the 2010 EPA-compliant Detroit Diesel DD13 big-block engine and on a broader range of vehicle configurations, including pumpers, tandem axle pumpers, tankers, rescues and command units.
The Rosenbauer Maverick pumper/tanker features pre-connected hoselines, a generator with floodlights, medical equipment storage, a 1,500-gallon tank, storage for firefighting and rescue operations and a 1,500-gpm pump.
Custom built for the Texico, NM, Volunteer Fire Department, this medium rescue from SVI Trucks has a 16-foot formed aluminum body mounted on a Freightliner M2 with a Cummins ISC-330 engine. Features include an air system with four ASME cylinders and a Bauer SCBA fill station, a Command Light metal halide light tower, Hurst hydraulic system and Nightstik LED lighting.
The Pinewald Pioneer Fire Company in Bayville, NJ, purchased an Urban/Wildland Interface unit from Toyne. The unit features an International 7400 4x4 four-door chassis, a split-shaft 1,000-gpm pump, a PTO 100-gpm pump for pump and roll, 800-gallon water tankand remote-controlled monitor.
Larned, KS, Fire Rescue has takend elivery of an Unruh 12-foot custom rescue built on an International Terrastar 4x2 chassis powered by a 300-hp MaxxForce 7 engine with an Allison 1000 Series transmission. The unit features Whelen emergency lighting, a Command Light LED light tower and a Warn 9.5 adjustable winch.
UNDER MARINE APPARATUS
The Boston, MA, Fire Department has placed in service a 69-foot fireboat with chemical, biological and radiological emergency response capability. The vessel will be named John S. Damrell after the former chief engineer of the Boston Fire Department who battled Boston’s Great Fire of 1872 and who later became Boston’s first inspector of buildings in the 1880s. The fireboat can reach 36 knots and produces over 12,000 gpm at 150 psi with Hale FKF pumps. The main electronic monitor is a roof-mounted 5,500-gpm Stang with Elkhart 2,000-gpm and 1,250-gpm deck monitors.
The Rescue ONE Connector Boat is an asset to your department because of its VERSATILITY. Water-rescue operations could mean flood evacuation, dive recovery, waterfront fires or on-water rescues. Having a boat that can meet the demands of the diverse mission of water rescue makes the Connector Boat a great investment. Flooding is a major problem all over the U.S. and just because you do not have a major river or lake in your response area does not mean you don’t need a flood rescue boat.
The RIBCRAFT 5.85 rigid inflatable boat (RIB), at 19 feet, four inches, is the ultimate response apparatus in the event of a water-related emergency in a broad range of operating conditions, from small ponds to coastal environments. With the choice of a center console for search and rescue operations to a forward position rescue console for dive teams, the boat can be configured to meet specific mission requirements. It is designed and built for easy deployment in rivers and lakes, for fast open water responses, and virtually any dive team operation. The boat weighs 1,295 pounds and offers maximum seating for 10.