1. #1
    Forum Member

    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Posts
    35

    Default Custom All wheel drive Fire Apparatus

    Dear Firehouse members,

    my name is Lukas and I am a fire apparatus enthusiast and photographer from austria.

    I am currently working on a book project regarding all wheel drive fire trucks from the US.

    Does someone may know some great custom all wheel drive fire trucks??????

    Department - State - Type of trucks - Brand - Year .....

    I know a lot of trucks from Colorado, Montana, Wyoming, Pennsylvania, North Carolina, California, Nevada...
    East or West Coast...

    Please help me and send me some informations and pics!

    Thanks a lot in advance and best regards from Austria!
    Lukas

  2. #2
    Forum Member

    Join Date
    Apr 2004
    Location
    Bossier Parrish, Louisiana
    Posts
    10,592

    Default

    I saw a monster custom 4WD that was delivered to either Lake Placid NY or Wilmington NY FD a few years ago.

  3. #3
    Forum Member

    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Posts
    6

    Default

    Red, White and Blue Fire District, Summit County, Colorado (near Breckenridge)
    http://www.rwbfire.org/index.php/about_us/apparatus/

    Copper Mountain Fire Department, Summit County, Colorado
    http://www.coppermtnmetro.org/CMFDequipment.html

    Lake Dillon Fire/Rescue, Summit County, Colorado
    (click on Photo Gallery)
    http://ldfr.org/content//index.php?o...id=5&Itemid=30

  4. #4
    Forum Member

    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Posts
    228

    Default

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oshkosh_Striker

    The ultimate in custom built, all wheel drive apparatus!

    Not quite sure if ARFF meets your guidelines, but we have one of these at the airport wehre I work.

  5. #5
    MembersZone Subscriber

    Join Date
    Dec 2002
    Location
    Rural Iowa
    Posts
    3,106

    Default

    There is a FD in Texas has some very very neat 6x6 Stewart Stevenson FMTV (as US Army) wildland trucks. I'm drawing a blank on the FD name but there are complete build photos on the internet. Speced by Larry Stevens as I recall.

  6. #6
    MembersZone Subscriber

    Join Date
    May 2005
    Posts
    1,167

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by neiowa View Post
    There is a FD in Texas has some very very neat 6x6 Stewart Stevenson FMTV (as US Army) wildland trucks. I'm drawing a blank on the FD name but there are complete build photos on the internet. Speced by Larry Stevens as I recall.
    Was this the site you were thinking about?

    http://www.reocities.com/annavillefd/

  7. #7
    ...
    ... is offline
    Forum Member

    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Posts
    420

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by neiowa View Post
    Speced by Larry Stevens as I recall.
    I never quite figured out who Larry Stevens is anyway?

  8. #8
    MembersZone Subscriber

    Join Date
    Dec 2002
    Location
    Rural Iowa
    Posts
    3,106

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Acklan View Post
    Was this the site you were thinking about?

    http://www.reocities.com/annavillefd/
    Right you are. Annaville FD

  9. #9
    MembersZone Subscriber

    Join Date
    May 2005
    Posts
    1,167

    Default

    Glad I could help.

  10. #10
    Forum Member

    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Posts
    55

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by FireRescue61 View Post
    I never quite figured out who Larry Stevens is anyway?
    Larry died several years ago, he used to rep TFT way back when

  11. #11
    Forum Member

    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Posts
    35

    Default

    Thanks for all of your posts!

    I know some trucks that you all mentioned.

    I am looking for informations on custom chassis awd trucks from manufacturers such like Pierce Mfg., KME, Spartan Chassis....

    They are hard to find in the USA.
    In austria, nearly 80% of the fire apparatus are equipped with awd.

    Thanks for your posts and informations in advance!

    Kind regards from austria.

  12. #12
    Forum Member

    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Woodbridge Twp , New Jersey
    Posts
    492

    Thumbs up Pierce All Wheel Drive Custom Contender

    Here is a photo of a 2009 AWD Pumper located in Northern, New Jersey, this fire department has one nice looking engine !
    Attached Images Attached Images  

  13. #13
    Forum Member
    DeputyChiefGonzo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2000
    Location
    Somewhere between genius and insanity!
    Posts
    13,584

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by WoodbridgeFFII View Post
    Here is a photo of a 2009 AWD Pumper located in Northern, New Jersey, this fire department has one nice looking engine !
    Hey.. that truck is almost ripe!
    ‎"The education of a firefighter and the continued education of a firefighter is what makes "real" firefighters. Continuous skill development is the core of progressive firefighting. We learn by doing and doing it again and again, both on the training ground and the fireground."
    Lt. Ray McCormack, FDNY

  14. #14
    Forum Member
    DeputyChiefGonzo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2000
    Location
    Somewhere between genius and insanity!
    Posts
    13,584

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by FireRescue61 View Post
    I never quite figured out who Larry Stevens is anyway?
    Larry Stevens was an editor at FireRescue Magazine and he was a poster here.

    He knew his stuff... but he could be as abrasive as a 30 grit sanding disc.

    He took his own life for reasons unknown.

    From Fire Chief magazine...
    Larry Stevens, Consultant & Former Editor, Dies at 46

    Mar 19, 2004 12:00 PM

    Larry H. Stevens of Fallon, Nev., a fire service figure known widely as an outspoken fire service editor and as “ISO Slayer” for his consulting to help fire departments across the country improve their Insurance Service Organization rating, died Tuesday, March 16.

    The 46-year-old former employee of ISO and fire chief of the Suisun (Calif.) Fire Department, Stevens was the long-time editor of Firefighter News, which later became the JEMS publication Fire-Rescue magazine. He also worked for the Nevada Fire Marshal’s office. Most recently, he was a consultant who worked with fire departments, state fire services and fire marshals across the country. His speciality was helping fire departments lower their ISO ratings.

    “It’s a very sad day for the fire service,” said John Gill of Fire Apparatus Consulting Services of Houston, a long-time friend of Stevens. Gill said flowers and condolence calls have poured in from all over the nation and from Europe as news of Steven’s death broke.

    As outspoken as he was brilliant, Stevens could and often did challenge people’s knowledge of fire department operations, especially pump operations. “He was a unique guy. People loved him and people hated him,” said Gill. “But wherever they came into contact with him, he made them put their thinking caps on…. Every fire department, fire commissioner and fire chief that came into contact with him is better for having known him.”

    “He was a fireman’s fireman,” said Mike Compagnoni, an engineer with the Fallon/Churchill Fire Department and very good friend. “I always joked that I wished I could remember half the stuff that Larry has forgotten about the fire service. But Larry never forgot anything about the fire service. He taught me so many things. He was my hero.”

    Stevens is survived by a wife and four children, ages 8 through 18.

    A graveside memorial service for Stevens was held Friday. A memorial service will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 1170 S. Taylor Avenue in Fallon. (See www.stjohnsfallon.org for more information.)

    The family asks that in lieu of flowers, donations by made to the Stevens Family Memorial Fund, care of Bank of America, account No. 004968286111. Donations may be made at any Bank of America.

    Condolences may be sent to the Stevens family at 2050 Manchester Circle, Fallon, Nev. 89406.
    ‎"The education of a firefighter and the continued education of a firefighter is what makes "real" firefighters. Continuous skill development is the core of progressive firefighting. We learn by doing and doing it again and again, both on the training ground and the fireground."
    Lt. Ray McCormack, FDNY

  15. #15
    Forum Member

    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Posts
    72

    Default ISO Slayer

    Quote Originally Posted by FireRescue61 View Post
    I never quite figured out who Larry Stevens is anyway?
    Larry Stevens was the Editor for Fire Rescue Magazine for several years, he was also the founder of our company ISO Slayer... We assist communities with their ISO ratings.... He was an "Outside the Box" thinker... most loved him and a few hated him....

    David

  16. #16
    ...
    ... is offline
    Forum Member

    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Posts
    420

    Default

    What am I doing talking about Larry Stevens in a forum about all wheel drive apparatus without posting one of Rattlesnake's rigs:

    http://www.reocities.com/Baja/Trails/7873/r9.jpg

  17. #17
    Forum Member

    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Posts
    6

    Default

    Berlin, NH: http://www.firenews.org/nh/BerlinNHE1.jpg

    Sandwich, NH: http://www.firenews.org/nh/SandwichNHE2.jpg

    OP: Do you have links to Austrian apparatus? The only I saw were in a station in Innsbruck where I went for some traditional Tirolean dancing, and Obstler (sp?).

  18. #18
    MembersZone Subscriber
    Saltspringfire's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2003
    Posts
    52

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by lukasv8 View Post
    Dear Firehouse members,

    Does someone may know some great custom all wheel drive fire trucks??????

    Please help me and send me some informations and pics!

    Thanks a lot in advance and best regards from Austria!
    Lukas
    We will soon! Here's the custom chassis after the 4x4 conversion.
    Attached Images Attached Images  
    "We accept great personal risk to save another person's life; We accept moderate personal risk to save another persons property; We accept no personal risk to save what is already lost"

    Visit us on the web @ www.saltspringfire.com

  19. #19
    Forum Member

    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Posts
    79

    Default

    Some of the most extreme 4 wheel drive trucks are the small wildland trucks.
    http://www.firematic.com/brat.htm

    http://www.blanchatmfg.com/

    http://www.gfebrushtrucks.com/brush-truck-media.php

    I know there are a few custom ladder trucks that are all wheel drive I saw a few Metz in a post on FH not long ago.

  20. #20
    Forum Member

    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    Bryn Athyn, Pa.
    Posts
    1,619

    Default

    Some great examples could be found in some of the old Cape Cod brush breakers.

  21. #21
    Forum Member
    RangerJake72's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    Punta Gorda, FL
    Posts
    153

    Default

    chief some of the new breakers in Southeastern Mass. are quite impressive as well

    the TFFT (Tactical FireFighting Truck) and HEWATT (HEMMT Water Tender) from Oshkosh for the Army & NG are quite impressive as well

    http://capecodfd.com/
    "If you can't be a good example, the you'll just have to be a terrible warning."

  22. #22
    Forum Member

    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Posts
    35

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by gdickerman View Post
    Berlin, NH: http://www.firenews.org/nh/BerlinNHE1.jpg

    Sandwich, NH: http://www.firenews.org/nh/SandwichNHE2.jpg

    OP: Do you have links to Austrian apparatus? The only I saw were in a station in Innsbruck where I went for some traditional Tirolean dancing, and Obstler (sp?).
    Thanks for your post!

    You may check the following links for some pictures of austrian apparatus!

    http://www.fireworld.at/cms/category.php?id=13&menu=4

    http://www.feuerwehr-news.at/php/inc...w.php&catid=12

    http://www.lohr-magirus.at/uebergaben/index.html

    ( it is a fire apparatus manufacturer near me....click on the years on the left for each year deliveries...)

    Tell me if you need more stuff!
    best regards from Austria!
    Lukas

  23. #23
    Forum Member

    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Posts
    35

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Saltspringfire View Post
    We will soon! Here's the custom chassis after the 4x4 conversion.
    Hi! Nice! Thanks for the picture!
    What manufacturer/ chassis is this?
    American La France, E-One or KME?

    Please tell me!
    Thanks and best regards from Austria!
    Lukas

  24. #24
    MembersZone Subscriber
    Saltspringfire's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2003
    Posts
    52

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by lukasv8 View Post
    Hi! Nice! Thanks for the picture!
    What manufacturer/ chassis is this?
    American La France, E-One or KME?

    Please tell me!
    Thanks and best regards from Austria!
    Lukas
    American La France... 3 years in the making ... but making headway now.
    Attached Images Attached Images    
    Last edited by Saltspringfire; 09-11-2010 at 01:37 PM.
    "We accept great personal risk to save another person's life; We accept moderate personal risk to save another persons property; We accept no personal risk to save what is already lost"

    Visit us on the web @ www.saltspringfire.com

  25. #25
    Forum Member
    Rescue101's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2001
    Location
    Bridgton,Me USA
    Posts
    8,162

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Saltspringfire View Post
    American La France... 3 years in the making ... but making headway now.
    Three YEARS? For a ENGINE? Completely unacceptable,they should GIVE it to you. T.C.

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. World Of Fire Report: 01-15-06
    By PaulBrown in forum World of Fire Daily Report
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 01-22-2006, 05:29 PM
  2. World Of Fire Report: 12-19-05
    By PaulBrown in forum World of Fire Daily Report
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 12-26-2005, 03:06 PM
  3. World Of Fire Report: 06-08-05
    By PaulBrown in forum World of Fire Daily Report
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 06-10-2005, 08:37 AM
  4. World Of Fire Report: 01-29-05
    By PaulBrown in forum World of Fire Daily Report
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 01-30-2005, 01:32 PM
  5. World Of Fire Report: 02-12-04
    By PaulBrown in forum World of Fire Daily Report
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 02-13-2004, 10:35 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts

Log in

Click here to log in or register