Apparatus Showcase

ALEXIS  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...

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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.