Delivery: Two Sterling, VA, Pumpers

May 17, 2024
These two Piece Velocity pumpers with rescue-style bodies went in service with the Sterling Fire Company.

The Sterling Fire Company in Loudon County has placed a pair of Pierce Velocity pumpers with TAK-4 suspension in service. 

The rigs were designed with rescue-style bodies equipped with pull-out trays and LED compartment lighting. The rear of the bodies contain booster reels and both LDH intakes and discharges.

For firefighting, they are equipped with 750-gallon UPF Poly Tank III water tanks, Hale Qmax 150-23X single-stage pumps and Husky foam systems and Akron Apollo deck guns.

Power comes from a 500-hp Cummins X12 engine and Allison 4500 EVS transmissions and they have Kussmaul auto-eject battery conditioners.

About the Author

Dennis C. Sharpe

DENNIS C. SHARPE is a 47-year member of the Farmington Volunteer Fire Company in Egg Harbor Township, NJ, where he serves as assistant chief. He is certified in high-angle and confined-space rescues and is a Level II instructor with the Atlantic County Fire Training Center.

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