2020 Apparatus Showcase

Nov. 1, 2020
In the 2020 Apparatus Showcase, manufacturers display the latest and greatest in fire-rescue and EMS apparatus.
4 Guys Fire Trucks
The Hagerstown, MD, Fire Department took delivery of its second and third 4 Guys Fire Trucks custom pumpers. The vehicles are built on a Spartan Metro Star chassis and are powered by a 450-hp Cummins L9 engine. To fight fire, the pumpers have a Hale QMAX 1,500-gpm pump, a 500-gallon polypropylene tank and a 30-gallon foam tank. Other notable features include: a side-mounted operator’s panel; a rear camera system; front and rear suction; a deflector that’s located over the front of the hosebed; SCBA bottle compartments that are situated in the wheel wells; roll-up doors; and ladders through the body.
Boise Mobile Equipment
The Hayward, CA, Fire Department took delivery of a BME Wildland Xtreme Type 6 wildland apparatus. The Ford F-550 four-door is powered by a 6.7-liter V8 turbocharged diesel engine and includes a TorqShift six-speed automatic transmission. The vehicle includes: ample storage on the sides and the top of the apparatus; a Darley pump; a Hannay hose reel; a 300-gallon polypropylene water tank; an Elkhart front-bumper discharge; a Smittybilt front winch; and a custom BME bumper/grill guard.
Braun Industries
Tampa, FL, Fire Rescue took delivery of a Type I Super Chief Freightliner M2 ambulance. Notable features include: a roomy, 170-inch module that provides 73½; inches of headroom; a custom cab console; VitalMax shadowless lighting; acrylic-surface countertops; a slide-out writing table; rounded interior edges; fully welded cabinetry; an anti-corrosion package; and SealTite doors, which help to eliminate road debris in the compartment. The module is remountable and comes with a lifetime transferable structural warranty. 
CET Fire Pumps
The new CET Demo brush truck is made of polypropylene and is capable of being customized in numerous ways to provide unique application advantages while being practical for today’s budgets. A limited lifetime warranty, ISO 9001 certification and availability through the Sourcewell service cooperative (contract number #040220-CET) are part of the features of the vehicle.
The North Evans, NY, Fire District’s new quick-attack fire apparatus is built on a 2020 Ford F-550 chassis. The apparatus is powered by a 6.7-liter, 330-hp diesel engine. The Darley LSM 1,000-gpm fire pump includes a foam injection system. The truck has cross lays to hold 1½-, 1¾- and 2½-inch hose. A custom lift kit is included.

The West Lafayette, IN, Fire Department took delivery of an E-ONE HR 100 aerial. The vehicle, which is powered by a Cummins L9 450-hp engine, has an extruded aluminum body, a Cyclone II medium cab and a heavy-duty, 12-inch front bumper that incorporates a full wrap around and storage of handlines. For fighting fire, the vehicle has a 500-gallon water tank, a 30-gallon foam tank and a Hale DSD 1,500-gpm pump. The 100-foot ToughTruss welded extruded aluminum ladder has a 2.5:1 structural safety factor, a pinnable waterway to tip and a 750-lb. tip load. Other notable features include: a SideStacker hosebed; crisscross, underslung, 11-foot-spread jacks; an enclosed tunnel for 127 feet of ground ladders; a Pro-Vision VLI wireless camera that’s located at the tip of the aerial; a V-MUX aerial electrical system; and Axis Smart Truck technology.

Ferrara Fire Apparatus
The Wade Hampton Fire Department of Greenville, SC, took delivery of a Ferrara HD-77 ladder. The apparatus is powered by a Cummins L9 450-hp engine, is built on a Cinder custom chassis and has an extruded aluminum body. To fight fire, the vehicle includes a 1,750-gpm Hale QMAX pump, a 500-gallon polypropylene tank and a 1,500-gpm ladder waterway. Other notable design attributes include a 77-foot vertical at 72 degrees and a 71-foot horizontal at 0 degrees. A Whelen lighting package, an EZ-Stack hosebed and frame rail-height speedlays also are included.
Freightliner Trucks
The Roaring River, NC, Volunteer Fire Department took delivery of a commercial tanker that was built by Anchor-Richey EVS. The vehicle is mounted on a Freightliner 108SD chassis. The tanker is powered by a Cummins L9 engine.
Hackney Emergency Vehicles
The Boston Fire Department took delivery of a new custom heavy rescue from Hackney Emergency Vehicles. The vehicle is mounted on a repurposed 2011 International 4400 four-door crew cab chassis. An SCBA storage module stores as many as 18 cylinders. Other notable features include: pneumatic fold-down step platforms; 11 adjustable shelves throughout the body; a 600-lb.-capacity slide-out tray; a rooftop rear roller assembly for easy removal of equipment; a multiplexed electrical system that has remote diagnostics; sidewall, recessed LED compartment light strips in all compartments; Whelen LED NFPA-compliant warning lights and siren package; Whelen CanTrol WC siren control; a backup color camera system that has two cameras for multiview and zone defense; and a 25kW PTO Onan generator.
KME Fire Apparatus
The Kenhorst Fire Company in Reading, PA, took delivery of a KME custom pumper, which is mounted on a Panther MFD chassis, has a 165-inch flat-back pumper body that’s constructed of 3/16-inch aluminum and a 10-inch raised roof. Power is supplied by a Cummins L9 450-hp engine. Other notable features include: a Hale QMAX 1,500-gpm single-stage pump; a 500-gallon polypropylene water tank; a rollover protection system; and a 20-inch front bumper extension.
Lake Assault Boats
Lake Assault Boats delivered its third custom fire and rescue boat to the San Bernardino County, CA, Fire Protection District. The 28-foot-long vessel is outfitted with a reinforced hull to push through lake ice and is powered by twin 350-hp outboard engines. The vessel features a 1,500-gpm Darley pump (which is powered by a dedicated V-8 engine), a TFT monitor, three discharge ports, a 63-inch, hydraulically operated bow door, dual dive doors and a fully enclosed pilothouse. Onboard electronics include dual 12-inch touchscreens that are mounted on the dash and Garmin radar and sonar with SideVu and DownVu.
Marion Body Works
The Hartford, CT, Fire Department took delivery of a new rescue squad from Marion Body Works. The 20-foot walk-in rescue squad is mounted on a 2020 Spartan Gladiator chassis that has a 20-inch extended long four-door (ELFD) raised roof and a walk-through between the cab and body. Power is supplied by a 450-hp Cummins L9 diesel engine. Other notable features include: an extruded aluminum frame; an interior roof-access ladder; a rearview camera; a Whelen LED traffic advisor; hydraulic generators; a Hannay dual-reel; a TNT Rescue tool system; a triple SCBA bottle compartment in the wheel housing; and custom shelving and compartments.
Midwest Fire
The Grenora, ND, Rural Fire Protection District took delivery of a Midwest Fire pumper-tanker that’s built on a Peterbilt 348 chassis. The apparatus includes: a 1,250-gpm Hale DSD pump that has an ATP foam system; cascade air breathing containment; 2½- and 4-inch direct fills; a 10-inch stainless-steel swivel dump; All-Poly tank and body with sweep-out-style compartments; through-tank ladder, suction and pike pole storage; ROM anodized aluminum roll-up doors; door-activated LED lighting; and PAC TRAC mounting boards.
Pierce Manufacturing
The Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, will take delivery of 10 pumpers and two heavy-duty rescues that are built on an Enforcer chassis and that have Pierce Idle Reduction Technology. The technology’s use of high-performance lithium-ion batteries provides for lower chassis emissions, less frequent service intervals, lower cost of ownership and reduced greenhouse gases. Main chassis engine auto-start, built-in safety interlocks and full Command Zone integration allow the apparatus to be on scene with zero air and noise pollution while maintaining mission critical on-scene loads. Other notable apparatus features include: a short 187-inch wheelbase; a lightweight aluminum body; rescue-depth compartments; a TAK-4 independent suspension; a Cummins L9 450-hp engine; a Husky 3 foam system; a Hale QMAX-XS 1,750-gpm pump; and an Akron roof monitor.
Rosenbauer America
The South Metro Fire Department, which serves the cities of South St. Paul and West St. Paul, MN, took delivery of twin Rosenbauer Crossfire engines. Each is built on a 65-inch Rosenbauer Commander Chassis and has a short 194-inch wheelbase. The apparatus bodies are constructed of a heavy-duty extruded aluminum body (which is covered by a lifetime warranty). The engines have a 750-gallon water tank, a 30-gallon foam cell and a PTO-driven Waterous CX pump that moves 1,500 gallons of water per minute. A Command Light 12-volt light tower is mounted on top of the body. Top-of-body coffin compartments provide additional equipment storage. Photo by Paul Barrett
Seagrave Fire Apparatus
The Port Chester, NY, Fire Department took delivery of its new Seagrave Capitol 95-foot Platform Aerialscope. The apparatus, which has a 38-foot turn radius, has a 142-inch stainless-steel full-tilt Capitol Cab and a stainless-steel body construction. Power is supplied by a Cummins X12 500-hp engine. Among other notable features: four vertical jacks (two in front, two in back); two midbody outriggers; and a platform three-way-control IQAN joystick. The platform has a 1,000-lb. capacity, with 1,000-gpm flow. In regard to the vehicle’s boom, it has 90-second deployment/extension and operation grades of -9 degrees–75 degrees.
Spartan Emergency Response
The Emerald Isle, NC, Fire Department took delivery of its new Spartan/Smeal 100-foot, rear-mount platform. It includes Spartan’s Gladiator MFD five-inch raised roof cab and Advanced Protection System. Other notable features are: enclosed pump panels; a Waterous CSUC20 1,500-gpm pump; a 400-gallon tank; a 1,250-lb. dry/625-lb. wet tip load while flowing as much as 2,000 gpm; AL-11 aerial controls; an ergonomic hose load that houses 1,000 feet of 5-inch hose; a remote camera system that’s installed at the platform master stream nozzle; and a remote-controlled master stream nozzle.
Summit Fire Apparatus
The Uniondale, IN, Fire Department took delivery of a 1,000-gallon rescue pumper that was custom built by Summit Fire Apparatus on a Freightliner chassis. To fight fire, the vehicle includes a 1,250-gallon Waterous pump, and a 20-gallon foam cell is used with a Foam Logix system. Six large, LED-lighted integrated steps afford safe hose-loading. Other features include: a hinged, rooftop hosebed cover/walkway; a front bumper extension that has a hose tray, 6-inch suction and a 1½-inch trash line; two stacked, speedlay hosebeds; full-depth 26-inch side compartments; a Zico-powered ladder rack; a 2½-inch rear tank fill; and a single-side, air-operated, 200-lb. floor dry hopper.
The Noroton Fire Department in Darien, CT, recently purchased a Sutphen SL 100. The front axle and suspension of this 100-foot, midmount, aerial ladder is specified at 23,000 lbs. The tandem rear axle and suspension has a 40,000-lb. capacity. The vehicle is powered by a 500-hp Cummins X 12 engine amd has an Allison Gen 5 EVS4000 transmission. The vehicle’s high-grade, 304 stainless-steel body and Huckbolted aluminum aerial combine for a travel height of less than 10 feet. A Hannay electric cord reel and a Voyager 3 camera system are included.
SVI Trucks
Poudre Fire Authority of Fort Collins, CO, took delivery of a walk-in heavy rescue that was built by SVI Trucks. The apparatus features a 26-foot aluminum body that’s mounted on a 24-inch raised-roof Spartan Gladiator LFD chassis, which houses a 600-hp Cummins X15 engine. The vehicle has an interior walkway that has roof access via an interior hatch/ladder. Also included are flush-fitting rear access doors, a Command Light Knight Series light tower, a Warn Zeon 8,000-lb., 12-volt electric winch and Hannay electric cable reels that have power rewind.

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