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CET Fire Pumps
The Saunemin, IL, Fire Protection District operates an Alexis custom pumper/tanker built on an HME 1871 MFDxL chassis powered by a 360-hp Cummins ISC engine with an Allison 3000EVS transmission. The apparatus features a 2.500-gallon poly water tank, 20-gallon foam tank, Waterous Aquis foam system, 1,500-gpm Waterous CXSC pump, Fireman’s Friend tank fills, Ziamatic electric folding tank rack, Task Force Tips Hurricane deck gun, Kussmaul 1200 Pump Plus battery charger/air compressor with Super Auto Eject, ROM rollup doors and Audiovox color backup camera.
The Union Volunteer Fire Department in Knox County, ME, responds with an American LaFrance pumper-tanker built on a Freightliner M2 112 chassis powered by a 410-hp Mercedes engine. Components include a 3,000-gallon poly tank, 10-inch Newtown dump valve, Hale Qpak100 pump, Harrison generator, ROM shutters and Kussmaul Auto Eject.
Photo by Dennis C. Sharpe
The North Grenville, Ontario, Fire Service has taken delivery of an Arnprior tandem tanker outfitted with a custom-made 2,500-gallon semi-elliptical aluminum tank, 475-hp International MaxxForce 13 engine, Allison 4500EVS-P transmission and Hale Qflo pump.
The Westwood Fire Company in Valley Township, PA, responds with a Braun Chief XL Type III ambulance built on a Ford E-450-G cab. It features a 305-hp Ford Triton, Ford TorqShift automatic overdrive transmission, Onspot automatic tire chains and Whelen LED warning lights. Photo by Joel Gebet
MASSACHUSETTS FIRE DISTRICT 7 in Auburn takes its fire-safety message to the community with a 17-foot BullEx Fire Safety Trailer. The mobile fire prevention trailer features interactive kitchen and bedroom emergency scenarios with an interactive CookTop, heated/smoking bedroom door prop, smoking outlet and E.D.I.T.H. window.
CET Fire Pumps designs, engineers, manufactures and delivers portable firefighting pumps, compressed-air foam systems (CAFS), skid units, foam trailers and wildland/urban interface (W/UI) brush firefighting vehicles. This recently delivered quick-attack vehicle showcases four separate CET products: polypropylene body, 80-cfm diesel CAFS, CAFS skid unit with 300-gallon polypropylene tank and complete glider-kit package for mounting to customer-supplied chassis.
The Mora, MN, Fire Department has placed in service a CustomFIRE interior top-mount pumper built on a Spartan Metro Star chassis with a 400-hp Cummins ISL9 engine. Components include a 1,500-gpm Waterous CSU pump, 1,200-gallon water tank, 20-gallon foam cell, FoamPro 2001 foam system, Fire Research PumpBoss pressure governor, Whelen LED Traffic Advisor, Whelen LED warning lights and 10-kilowatt Harrison generator.
Sayreville, NJ, Fire Department TAC 7 is a Custom Works specialty unit built on a Ford F750 chassis. Its duties include rapid intervention, rehab, decontamination and de-watering. The unit carries a 9,000-watt Will-Burt light tower, 35-kilowatt generator, 9,000-pound portable winch, backup camera, rehab awning and command post/rehab area. Photo by Ron Jeffers
The Milligan, NE, Fire Department responds with a Danko quick-attack flatbed apparatus built on a Ford F550 Super Duty 4x4 chassis. The unit is equipped with a 400-gallon water tank, 12-gallon foam cell, Waterous PB18-2515 direct-drive centrifugal pump powered by a V-twin Briggs and Stratton 18-hp engine, FoamPro 1601 foam system, Hannay electric booster reel with 100 feet of one-inch hose, Elkhart Sidewinder front monitor and Whelen LED lighting.
The Evergreen Volunteer Fire Department in Minden, LA, has placed in service a Darley Polyvision pumper tanker built on a Kenworth T370 chassis powered by a 380-hp Cummins ISC engine with an Allison 3000EVS transmission. Components include a 2,505-gallon water tank, 30-gallon foam tank, 1,500-gpm Darley Champion LDMBC pump, FoamPro 2001 foam system and Onan generator.
The Capon Springs, WV, Volunteer Fire & Rescue Company has taken delivery of a Dodge 5500 brushfire unit equipped with a Cummins engine, 200-gpm Waterous pump, Waterous Aquis foam system, 10-gallon foam tank, 300-gallon poly water tank, ROM shutters, and Kussmaul Auto Eject. Photo by Dennis C. Sharpe
The West Chester, PA, Fire Department’s Fame Fire Company No. 3 has taken delivery of an E-ONE CR 137 aerial ladder built on an E-ONE Cyclone II cab powered by a 550-hp Cummins ISX engine. Components include a 137-foot aluminum ladder with a 2.5-to-1 structural safety factor, seating for six, V-MUX multiplex electrical system, backup camera, wireless intercom system and 10-kilowatt generator.
West End Volunteer Fire Company No. 1 in Stowe, PA, operates a Ferrara Igniter MVP apparatus equipped with a 450-hp Cummins ISL9 engine, Hale Qmax150-23 pump, 750-gallon UPF Poly Tank III tank, Fire Research PumpBoss pressure governor, 20-kilowatt Smart Power generator, 6,000-watt Will-Burt Night Scan light tower, Hannay electric reels, Kussmaul Auto Eject, Bostrom Secure-ALL SCBA seats, ROM shutters and Whelen LED warning lights. Photo by Dennis C. Sharpe
Citizen’s Fire Company No. 1 of Mount Holly Springs, PA, operates a Firematic B.R.A.T. (Brush Rapid Attack Truck) built on a Ford F550 4x4 extended chassis. Components include a heavy-duty aluminum fabricated flatbed, 350-gallon Pro Poly skidmount water tank, 10-gallon foam cell, Hale HPX200-B23 pump, Hale Pro Kit stainless steel inlet and discharge manifold, Scotty Around the Pump Class A foam system, Hannay electric reel, ROM rollup doors and Whelen LED emergency lighting. Photo by Joel Gebet
The Wharton Barrett Volunteer Fire Department in Wharton, WV, responds with a Firovac-Reberland mini-pumper built on a Freightliner M2-106 chassis with a 260-hp Cummins engine. Components include a 1,000-gpm Hale MBP pump, 344-gallon poly water tank, 30-gallon foam tank, FoamPro 1600 foam system and Whelen emergency lighting. Photo by Dennis C. Sharpe
The Town of Beaver, PA, Volunteer Fire Department operates a Ford F550/Sabre Equipment Sabre-LITE rescue equipped with a Powerstroke engine, Fire Research scene lighting, Kussmaul Auto Eject and LED warning lights. Photo by Dennis C. Sharpe
The Westwood Fire Company in Coatesville, PA, responds with a 4 Guys pumper/tanker built on a Spartan Gladiator chassis. Components include a 550-hp Cummins ISX engine, Allison 4000EVS transmission, 2,000-gpm Hale Qmax pump, 3,000-gallon UPF poly tank, 15-kilowatt Harrison Hydra-Gen generator and Whelen LED emergency lights. Photo by Joel Gebet
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Freightliner trucks are engineered to support a wide variety of bodies and chassis-mounted equipment. The 114SD, M2 112 and M2 106 are designed for outstanding maneuverability, visibility and comfort with a 2,500-square-inch windshield and excellent quad cab width, head and leg room that accommodate five firefighters and four self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) seats.
Polk County, OR, Fire District 1 has taken delivery of two H&W Pacific Emergency Vehicle Group Tsunami tenders. Each unit is built on a Kenworth T-800 chassis and features a 500-hp Cummins ISX engine, Allison 4500EVS automatic transmission, 3,000-gallon steel tank, Waterous CX 1000 pump, side and rear dumps, under-tank storage for a portable tank, a full hosebed and an aluminum body with large storage compartments.
The Yaphank, NY, Fire District responds with a Hackney heavy rescue built on a Spartan Gladiator ELFD chassis powered by a 600-hp Cummins ISX engine. Components include a 24-foot Hackney body with drop/pinch frame, 16,500-pound winch in extended front bumper, 9,000-pound portable winch, Fire Research Spectra LED floodlights, Fire Research Optimum floodlights, Hannay electric rewind cord reels and TNT hydraulic hose reels.
Citizens Volunteer Fire Company No. 1 in Slatedale, PA, has taken delivery of an HME 1871/Ferrara MFDXL Intruder 2 custom rescue pumper equipped with a 330-hp Cummins ISC engine, 1,250-gpm Waterous CSC20 pump, 1,000-gallon UPF Poly Tank III water tank, Waterous Aquis 2.5 foam system with 20-gallon Class A foam tank, Fire Research InControl 300 pressure governor, Task Force Tips Master Stream deluge gun, Kussmaul Auto Eject, Bostrom seats with Zico ELB SCBA brackets, On Scene Solutions LED compartment lights, Fire Research Spectra LED telescoping lights, 5.5-kilowatt Smart Power generator; Hannay electric rewind cord reel, Firecom wireless intercom, Hannay electric reel and Whelen LED warning lights. Photo by Dennis C. Sharpe
The Lee’s Summit, MO, Fire Department has taken delivery of a Horton 623 T ambulance built on an International Terrastar chassis. The unit features a 173-inch body, V-Tech body mounts and Horton Occupant Protection System (HOPS) for improved safety in a rollover accident.
The Cape Charles, VA, Rescue Service operates an International TerraStar/Life Line Emergency Vehicles ambulance equipped with a Maxxforce engine, Kussmaul Auto Eject, LED lighting, ALS, AED, Life Pack, CPR seat, electronic touch controls, back up camera, Pneumatic rear. Photo by Dennis C. Sharpe
The Lakeville, PA, Volunteer Fire Company has taken delivery of a Kenworth/Sutphen elliptical tanker outfitted with a 3,000-gallon poly water tank with stainless steel wrap, three A.H. Stock Newton dump valves, 500-gpm Hale Side Kick stage pump, Fireman’s Friend direct tank fills, Zico electric portable tank rack, 500-hp Cummins ISX engine, Allison 4000EVS transmission, Kussmaul Auto Eject, Whelen LED warning lights and Amdor rollup doors. Photo by Dennis C. Sharpe
The Point Marion, PA, Volunteer Fire Department responds with a Keystone rescue apparatus built on a Spartan Metro Star chassis and outfitted with a 360-hp Cummins ISC engine, 25-kilowatt Winco generator, ROM shutters, Fire Research quartz lights, Supervac Command Knight Light II light tower, Hannay electric reels, four-bottle/6,000-psi air cascade unit, hydraulic rescue tools, Whelen LED warning lights and Kussmaul Auto Eject. Photo by Dennis C. Sharpe
The KME PRO rescue pumper is a multi-purpose response vehicle designed to address the ever-changing needs of today’s fire service. With a standard 382 cubic feet of compartmentation and a larger body option of up to 580 cubic feet, departments can carry the equivalent of a heavy rescue full of tools and equipment. The driver-side compartmentation is full height/full depth, which allows for unlimited storage options. The PRO short wheelbase is only 176 inches, providing for a highly maneuverable turning radius. Other features include a best-in-class rating of 2,000 gpm, 1,000-gallon water tank, 20-gallon foam cell and a direct injection foam system that can deliver Class A or Class B foam to multiple discharges. Suctions and discharges have been completely eliminated from the pump operator work area and moved to the front, rear and officer’s side of the truck. The discharges and suctions are electrically operated and a camera system lets the operator see the other side of the truck to maintain view of hydrant and pump operations. The diagrammatic pump panel makes operating the system easier than ever.
The Port Norris, NJ, Fire Company has taken delivery of a Mack Granite/KME 3,000-gallon elliptical tender equipped with a 455-hp Mack engine, 1,500-gpm Hale Qmax pump, A.H. Stock Newton rear and side dumps, 3,000-gallon Fol-Da-Tank portable tank, Kussmaul Auto Eject and Whelen LED warning lights. Photo by Dennis C. Sharpe
The Lake Township, MI, Fire Department operates a Marion Body Works tender/pumper built on an International chassis and featuring a 2,000-gallon poly tank, 1,250-gpm Waterous Sideswipe pump, Fire Research PumpBoss pressure governor, 2,000-gallon Fol-Da-Tank portable tank and Whelen LED warning lights. Photo by Dennis C. Sharpe
Levis, Quebec, has taken delivery of four Maxi Metal pumpers built on Spartan Metro Star MFD chassis. Components include a 450-hp Cummins ISL9 engine, 1,500-gpm Hale Qmax pump, 960-gallon water tank, 30-gallon Class A foam tank, 60-gallon Class B foam tank, FoamPro 2002 foam system and Task Force Tips XFC-52 deck gun. Photo by Joel Gebet
The Cherry Hill, NJ, Fire Department has taken delivery of a Medix Specialty Vehicles Inc. ambulance built on a Freightliner Sprinter 3500 chassis. Features include a Medix Metro Express MN-86 Type III ambulance body, Mercedes Benz 3.0L CRD V-6 engine and Whelen LED emergency lighting. Photo by Joel Gebet
The Fortsmouth Volunteer Fire Company in Warren County, VA, operates a Midwest Fire PT2 water tender built on a Freightliner chassis. It features a 350-hp Cummins ISM engine, 1,000-gpm Darley LSP pump, 2,000-gallon poly tank, 2,100-gallon portable tank, ROM shutters and LED compartment lights. Photo by Dennis C. Sharpe
Oshkosh Fire & Emergency has delivered five new-generation Oshkosh Striker aircraft rescue and firefighting (ARFF) vehicles at Changi Airport in Singapore. The apparatus features advanced safety systems and delivers innovative fire suppression technology, unmatched chassis performance and unsurpassed reliability and durability. The 6x6 axle configuration (with an Oshkosh TAK-4 all-wheel independent suspension and Oshkosh rear steering system) offers a smooth ride and excellent off-road capabilities. One of the five vehicles is configured with the Oshkosh-exclusive Snozzle high-reach extendable turret (HRET) for superior firepower. The Snozzle is a multi-function tool that gives the operator the ability to more quickly place suppression agents at the fire source.
The Cedar Hill, TX, Fire Department has placed in service a Pierce Dash CF apparatus featuring the Pierce Ultimate Configuration (PUC) system with a 1,500-gpm pump, 500-gallon poly water tank, Hercules foam system and 20-gallon foam tanks. The Dash CF features an innovative cab-forward design that repositions the engine rearward and down low, with an open interior configuration that helps firefighters better prepare for the unexpected situations they face. 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 Ridgway, PA, Volunteer Fire Department responds with E-RP 412, a Precision Fire Apparatus rescue pumper built on a 2012 Spartan Metro Star chassis. Components include a 470-hp Cummins ISL9 engine, Allison 4000EVS transmission, rear-mount Hale PSP150 pump, 500-gallon UPF Poly Tank III tank, Kussmaul Auto Eject, 25-kilowatt Smart Power generator, Fire Research scene lighting, Hurst extrication tools, ROM shutters, Whelen LED emergency lights and Hannay reels. Photo by Dennis C. Sharpe
The Middlesex County, NJ, Hazardous Materials Unit (HM-5) is a Spartan Metro Star/Rescue 1/PL Custom apparatus featuring a light tower, rooftop compartments, portable winch with front and rear receivers, LED lighting and rehab awning on the right side. Photo by Ron Jeffers
The Sioux Center, IA, Fire Department responds with a Rosenbauer Cobra 101-foot aerial platform featuring a Rosenbauer Commander chassis, 500-hp engine, Rosenbauer FX body, 2,000-gpm pump and 300-gallon tank.
The Glen Moore Volunteer Fire Company in Wallace Township, PA, has taken delivery of a Seagrave Marauder II pumper tanker equipped with a 500-hp Cummins ISX engine, 2,000-gpm Hale Qmax pump, UPF 2,500-gallon UPF poly water tank, 50-gallon foam cell, FoamPro 2002 foam system, Akron Deck Master 3440 deck gun, Fire Research PumpBoss pressure governor, Zico racks, 10-kilowatt Harrison generator, Amdor rollup doors and Whelen emergency lighting.
Photo by Bruce W. Anderson
The Stanardsville, VA, Volunteer Fire Department has taken delivery of a Smeal Sirius MFD rescue pumper with a 550-hp Cummins ISX15 engine, 1,500-gpm Waterous CSUC20 pump, 750-gallon UPF Poly Tank III water tank, FoamPro 2002 foam system, 30-gallon foam tank, Task Force Tips Extenda-Gun, ROM shutters, Kussmaul Auto Eject, David Clark 3800 intercom system, 15-kilowatt Harrison generator, Fire Research PumpBoss pressure governor, Fire Research scene lights, Whelen LED warning lights, Whelen Traffic Advisor, Whelen Opticom emitter, Hannay hydraulic reels, Bostrom seats and 9,000-pound Warn cable winch. Photo by Dennis C. Sharpe
The Morningside Volunteer Fire Company in Prince George’s County, MD, has taken delivery of a Spartan Gladiator MFD/CustomFIRE rescue pumper equipped with a 500-hp Cummins ISX engine, 1,250-gpm Waterous CSC20 pump, 500-gallon UPF poly tank, Kussmaul Auto Eject, Hannay reels and Whelen LED warning lights. Photo by Dennis C. Sharpe
The City of Easton, PA, Fire Department has taken delivery of a Spartan ERV Transformer rescue pumper built on a Spartan Metro Star chassis. The apparatus features a 1,500-gpm Darley pump and 500-gallon Pro Poly tank. Photo by Ron Jeffers
The F554-Extreme by Summit Fire Apparatus features a body style that can be customized to fit specific needs: light rescue, brush truck, mini-pumper, utility vehicle or any combination. The gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) has been increased along with approach and departure angles and ground clearance. Heavy-duty sway bars improve stability. The apparatus is built on a Ford F-550 2-door cab four-wheel-drive chassis. Components include an 11-foot aluminum body with Hansen doors, six side compartments with LED lighting, Whelen LED warning lights and Kussmaul Auto Charge Super Kit.
The Estero, FL, Fire District has taken delivery of a Sutphen SL-75 aerial ladder equipped with a 500-hp engine, Allison transmission, 2,000-gpm Hale pump, 500-gallon tank, 30-gallon foam cell, 73-inch cab with EMS storage and rear transverse compartments, extended front bumper and 10-kilowatt Smart Power generator.
The Syracuse, NY, Fire Department has taken delivery of an SVI heavy rescue built on a Sutphen four-door chassis powered by a 500-hp Cummins ISX engine with an Allison 4000EVS transmission. The apparatus is outfitted with a 26-foot body, four hydraulic reels, two electric reels, one LP air reel, two Amkus ProFusion hydraulic systems and storage space for airbags, 28 self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) bottles and cribbing.
King William County, VA, Fire & Rescue operates a Toyne pumper built on a Spartan Metro Star chassis equipped with a 425-hp Cummins ISL engine, Hale Qmax pump, 750-gallon UPF Poly Tank IIE tank, FoamPro foam system, 25-gallon foam tank, Fire Research InControl 400 pressure governor, Harrison generator, Elkhart Brass W.E.T. deluge gun, Bostrom seats, Homator and Power Hawk extrication tools, Hannay electric reel and Junk Yard Dog struts. Photo by Dennis C. Sharpe
United Plastic Fabricating Inc. has delivered a 500-gallon AR-AFFF foam trailer to the South Eastern New Hampshire Hazardous Materials Mutual Aid District for response to ethanol or hydrocarbon flammable liquid incidents. The trailer carries 500 gallons of 1%-3% AR-AFFF foam concentrate and has two 200-foot, 125-gpm 1¾-inch foam handlines and a 300-foot, 250-gpm 2½-inch foam handline. All handlines are equipped with pistol-grip nozzles with clip-on foam expansion tubes. The trailer also carries a lightweight demountable monitor with a 500-gpm Elkhart Hydro-Foam nozzle, pre-connected 100-foot transfer hose, 2,000-watt generator and two 500-watt floodlights.
The Montgomery, AL, Fire Department has placed in service a Brunswick/Boston Whaler Guardian 27-foot fireboat equipped with dual 250-hp Mercury Verado engines, 200-hp fire pump system with Mercury Optimax engine, Darley bronze and stainless steel pump with a through-the-hull intake system and dive rack for six tanks.
The North Charleston, SC, Fire Department has taken delivery of a MetalCraft Marine FireStorm 32 fireboat featuring two 480-hp Cummins engines and a 1,750-gpm Darley pump. The boat’s shallow draft, maneuverability and firefighting capability are designed for operation in shallow waters close to concentrated shoreline populations, around busy recreational traffic and commercial shipping routes. The diesel waterjet configuration is able to operate in very shallow waters without risk to damaging the drive unit from hitting submerged objects. A remote operated monitor mounted on the cabin roof provides the primary firefighting capability from a dedicated console within the cabin and an optional secondary monitor can be mounted on the bow.
The New Orleans, LA, Fire Department has placed into service a Moose Boats CBRNE response vessel built on an M3 all aluminum mono-hull vessel with an enclosed pilot house custom designed with a safe-haven feature allowing for immediate pressurization with a WMD filtration system. Features include twin 350-hp Yamaha V8 outboard engines, 1,500-gpm Hale RM-C fire pump system with twin Elkhart Scorpion remote-operated nozzles, Akron foam-induction system, Raymarine radar and sonar systems, FLIR color thermal camera and MSA SafeSite MTX WMD detection system.
Photo by Chris E. Mickal
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The RIBCRAFT 5.85 search and rescue boat is the ultimate response craft in the event of a water-related emergency, whether operating on the coast or an inland waterway. Designed and built specifically for first responders and covering a broad range of operating conditions, the 19-foot-four-inch 5.85 can be configured with a center console for operations requiring long-distance response capabilities. For rapid near-shore rescues, it can be equipped with a forward-position rescue console to accommodate a stokes basket or divers.
The City of Mobile, AL, Fire-Rescue Department has placed in service a Silver Ships 40-foot fireboat outfitted with two 370-hp Yanmar engines for drive and two 370-hp Yanmar engines for pumps, two 2,000-gpm Hale pumps, four handlines, four remote-control 2,000-gpm monitors, 90 gallons of foam and a 12-kilowatt generator.