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    Default FDNY New Decon Units

    Ferrara is buidling three new Decon Units for FDNY.

    In Production Build can be followed here:

    http://www.ferrarafire.com/apparatus...ion/index.html

    Ferrara ID#'s
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    FDNY also has a hazmat being built by Ferrara.
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    What?

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    Regardless of manufacturer, at some point metal is cut and welded; which means every manufacturer is a blacksmith's shop.

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    Why does it look like they are sanding down the hazmat truck? Was this a prebuilt truck that they are now outfitting for FDNY?

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    Besides the headlight assembly, that doesn't look like a Ferrara. I could be wrong though.

    The cab looks like the E-one rescues im my opinion.
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    RFRD has a good point - whatever this chassis is it doesn't match the other Ferrara-built chassis in many ways.

    The front end certainly doesn't match their Ultra chassis which I believe was used on the FDNY high pressure engines. The doors, most notably the cut for the glass, don't match their Igniter or Inferno chassis either.

    Definitely has the cut out for the Inferno/Igniter grill, and the bezels around the lights are Ferrara, but the glass and door style are unique to whatever this chassis is.

    Someone from Ferrara has to be lurking around here, clue us in!

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    I don't see the big deal with the chassis. It looks like an Inferno with a straight window sill and recessed pockets for handrails.

    I've never liked the slanted window sill myself.

    Back to the original topic...

    It's good to see that they are using Mack chassis for the decon units. They seem to hold up better than other commercial chassis.
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    I can't believe they actually pay me to do this!!!

    One friend noted yesterday that a fire officer only carries a flashlight, sometimes prompting grumbling from firefighters who have to lug tools and hoses.
    "The old saying is you never know how heavy that flashlight can become," the friend said.
    -from a tragic story posted on firefighterclosecalls.com

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    The haz-mat truck being built by Ferrara looks like one of the rescues that they
    recieved as a donation after 9/11 on an HME chassis.It became a spare
    HazMat truck after that.I guess they need the body reconfigured to do the
    job better....anyway it looks like the HME chassis.
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    Ferrara built this chassis from scratch based on the pictures they've shown on their website throughout construction. Started with bare rails and built from there. Perhaps they modified the door window glass to match some existing FDNY spare parts inventory. As to why the side of the rig is sanded down....if you look at the e-one rescues, the paint break angles up on the back half of the cab to meet the paint break on the body. Apparently they didn't take that into account when they painted this cab on the chassis line and are having to go back and correct the mistake to make the paint schemes uniform. Just a guess.

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    Question Ferrara Ultra ?

    The chassis cab may be a " Ultra 2 door short cab " that the F.D.N.Y. used on some of there Ferrara pumpers with med four doors!

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    No, it isn't the Ultra. That one has headlamp besels and a grill similar to Seagrave's. This one obviously doesn't. This thing clearly is an Inferno.
    I can't believe they actually pay me to do this!!!

    One friend noted yesterday that a fire officer only carries a flashlight, sometimes prompting grumbling from firefighters who have to lug tools and hoses.
    "The old saying is you never know how heavy that flashlight can become," the friend said.
    -from a tragic story posted on firefighterclosecalls.com

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    Quote Originally Posted by npfd801
    The doors, most notably the cut for the glass, don't match their Igniter or Inferno chassis either.

    Definitely has the cut out for the Inferno/Igniter grill, and the bezels around the lights are Ferrara, but the glass and door style are unique to whatever this chassis is.

    That is the first thing that caught my eye.
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