Delivery: Littletown, PA, Water Tender

June 3, 2024
KME built this 3,000-gallon tanker for the Alpha Volunteer Fire Company in Littletown.

KME built this water tender for the Alpha Volunteer Fire Company in Littletown, PA.

It is built on a 2023 Freightliner 114SD chassis with a two-seat cab and is powered by a Detroit DD13 500-hp engine and Allison 4500EVS transmission.

It has a 3,000-gallon poly water tank, a Hale DSD single-stage 1,250-gpm pump with a Trident automatic air primer.

The rig is outfitted with a Hi-Viz front brow light and Federal Q2B mechanical siren, along with a Whelen M-Series warning light package, M9 scene lights.

Water supply equipment includes Zico Porta-tank brackets on each side, two 2 1/2-inch Firemen’s Friend direct tank fills, and Newton 10-inch electric dump chutes on the side and rear with in-cab controls. 

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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