IN Fire Territory Increases Capabilities with Two Toyne Deliveries

Sept. 4, 2022
Toyne built a pumper and pumper/tanker for Southwest Central Fire Territory firefighters in South Bend, IN.

South Bend, IN (September 1, 2022) – A pair of Toyne Tailored Apparatus is a welcomed sight for Southwest Central Fire Territory (SWCFT) firefighters in South Bend, Indiana. Their latest Toyne Pumper Tanker/Tender delivery concludes a multi-apparatus buildup for the department in 2022. Toyne is proud to have been a part of SWCFT’s modernization efforts. 

Established in 2008 with the merger of two departments, SWCFT protects a 75-square-mile area comprising unincorporated Centre and Portage townships, as well as most of unincorporated Greene township. They operate out of two stations with 19 full-time and 14 paid on-call firefighters.

Earlier this year, the department had received its first new Toyne apparatus: a fully customized pumper. This Toyne Pumper replaced an older engine and now carries the designation “Engine 41” and is stationed with SWCFT’s Squad 41 at their Fillmore Road Station.

Similarly, their Toyne Pumper Tanker/Tender will replace an older apparatus in their fleet. These new additions greatly enhance the department’s ability to take the call.

“It’s been a pleasure to work closely with the Southwest Central Fire Territory for each of their Toyne deliveries over the last year,” said Bill Bird, Toyne Product Support Coordinator. “We are very proud of this new partnership, as they are an admirable department with great dedication and unwavering support to the residents they serve.”

SWCFT’s pumper tanker/tender lives up to its name, equipped with a 3,000-gallon UPF tank and 1,000-GPM Hale MBP pump. For additional scene support, crews can rapidly deploy a 3,000-gallon Syntex portable tank by utilizing the apparatus’ Zico Hydraulic porta tank rack. Firefighters can also control an electric dump chute on the rear and one on each side of the apparatus.

Toyne mounted the custom body on a two-door Freightliner SD114 6x4 chassis. Under the hood is a 450-HP Cummins ISL9 engine with an Allison 3000 EVS transmission. The apparatus has custom lettering and stripping. For lighting, the pumper tanker/tender has Whelen warning lighting, FRC LED 900-Q65 scene lighting, and ILI LED strip compartment lighting.

This apparatus was sold to SWCFT by The Fire Company, an authorized Toyne dealer in Allendale, Michigan.

For a look into the build of this Toyne Pumper Tanker/Tender, delve deeper into the September Featured Delivery page. You’ll find a photo gallery, an in-depth apparatus highlight video, and delivery information about the department’s pumper tanker/tender.

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