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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.