Calgary Fire Department Orders 16 Smeal Custom Pumpers

June 5, 2015
Smeal Fire Apparatus Co. announced that Calgary Fire Department, Alberta, Canada, has ordered 16 Smeal custom pumpers as part of a multi-year contract.

Smeal Fire Apparatus Co. announced that Calgary Fire Department, Alberta, Canada, has ordered 16 Smeal custom pumpers as part of a multi-year contract. Calgary Fire Department is one the largest departments in Canada with more than 1,400 members protecting one of North America’s fastest growing cities.

The new enclosed top-mount pumpers will join 10 Smeal aerials delivered since 2009. These will be the first apparatus in the fleet to be equipped with Smeal’s GREEN POWER Anti-Idle Technology.

Safetek Emergency Vehicles Ltd., Smeal’s Canadian dealer, sold the apparatus and provides warranty and service support for the department.

“We’re so pleased that Calgary Fire Department has again placed their confidence and trust in Smeal with this latest order for custom pumpers,” said Mark Huber, Smeal’s president. “They are very familiar with the performance, reliability and quality of Smeal apparatus, as well as the fact that we take great pride in customizing apparatus to exactly meet Calgary’s requirements. We are very much looking forward to getting these pumpers delivered and in service.”

“Smeal strives to bring the latest and best technologies to our customers, and Calgary’s adoption of GREEN POWER Anti-Idle Technology is a good example of how we improve performance with each generation of apparatus,” said John Witt, president of Safetek. “GREEN POWER is uniquely designed to significantly reduce both carbon emissions and fuel use. Analysis of real-world performance have shown that this technology can help reduce carbon emissions by up to 20 percent and save an average of 18 percent in fuel costs each year.”

“Energy used to operate city buildings and facilities and fuel city vehicles contributes significantly to corporate-generated greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions,” says Ray Brisby, manager of fleet operations, Calgary Fire Department. “The City has been actively reducing GHG emissions from its operations through such measures as implementing alternative fleet and fuel technologies. Smeal’s GREEN POWER Technology will help us to meet our goal of reducing our corporate emissions by 20 percent by 2020.”

The new Smeal top-mount pumpers are designed with an enclosed pump panel, which provides protection from the harsh winter weather that Calgary firefighters face. Each will be built on a Spartan Gladiator chassis powered by a 500-horsepower Cummins ISX 12 engine and equipped with Advanced Protection Systems with side-impact air curtains. They feature Waterous® CSU 2,000 GPM single-stage pumps (rated at 7,000 LPM), Waterous Eclipse with Advantus 3 single-agent, compressed air foam systems, 500-gallon (2,000 L) water tanks, 30-gallon (120 L) foam cells and Command Light V7 Traffic Flow Boards.

All of the pumpers feature Smeal’s proprietary QL-12 peer-to-peer electrical system for enhanced reliability.

Delivery of the apparatus is scheduled to begin in September 2015.

Safetek Emergency Vehicles Ltd.
Founded in 1993, Safetek is Canada’s leading provider of firefighting and rescue apparatus, parts and service. Safetek represents the full line of Smeal brand apparatus along with US Tanker Co., and Ladder Tower Co. The company offers a diversified range of products and services, including new apparatus, previously owned vehicles, parts and service.

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Smeal Fire Apparatus Co.
Smeal Fire Apparatus Co., including US Tanker Fire Apparatus LLC and Ladder Tower Co., is recognized as a premier manufacturer, inventor and innovator of customized fire apparatus. The company offers a full line of custom and commercial pumpers, rescue pumpers, mini and rescue pumpers, stainless steel tanker/ tenders, aerial ladders, platforms, TDA’s, wildland, and urban interface vehicles. Smeal is committed to leading the industry in high quality fire apparatus, delivery times and customer experience. Smeal sells its products worldwide and is based in Snyder, Neb.

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