For Williamson County Fire-Rescue, the short wheelbase on their #ArrowXT 100’ #AscendantTower is important for the terrain of #FranklinTN. This contributes to the excellent maneuverability and overall length of the #MidMountPlatform. The heavy-duty platform basket on the apparatus is built with 100K psi high-strength steel. This is meaningful to the department as they value safety for their firefighters. #AerialPlatform #TowerTuesday⠀ ⠀ Job No: 33471⠀ Dealership: Emergency Vehicle Specialists
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Take a walk around Lealman Fire District’s #Quantum, equipped with a #PUCPump, with Division Chief Seven Wunderle. To increase safety, the fold down air steps prevent injury to firefighters getting in and out of the apparatus giving a nice low step to the ground. To house ballistic gear, a cab compartment was added to make it easier for people to access in the cab when responding to a call. ⠀ ⠀ The PUC pump gives the rig a shorter wheelbase. This is important to the community as the roads are getting smaller and harder to navigate. To make EMS calls simpler, there is one centralized location for all equipment related to those responding. The oil dry hopper holds 250lbs of absorbent and discharges into a single bucket, rather than 4-5 buckets, saving compartment space. ⠀ ⠀ Moving to the rear of the vehicle, the fold down compartment doorstep gives the rig a larger platform to step up on. To ease access to the top of the truck, the department added a fold out, pull down ladder. Slide out shelves inside compartments are ergonomically safe for firefighters. #StPetersbergFL ⠀ ⠀ CHASSIS⠀ Chassis: 74” #Quantum cab ⠀ Seating capacity: 5⠀ Overall length: 34’ 0.25”⠀ Overall height: 10’ 7” GVW rating: 49,800 lb⠀ Front axle: #TAK4 Independent Front Suspension, 22,800 lb⠀ Rear axle: Meritor RS26-185, 27,000 lb⠀ Engine: DDC DD13, 505 hp, 1,750 torque⠀ Electrical: Hard Wired⠀ Safety: Frontal Impact and Side Roll Protection⠀ BODY⠀ Material: Aluminum⠀ Shelving: Adjustable, up to 500 lb⠀ Doors: Gortite roll-up⠀ Pump: #PUC, 1,250 gpm⠀ Tank: 750 gallons⠀ Foam system: #Husky3⠀ Foam cell: 20 gallons⠀ ⠀ Job No: 33575⠀ Dealership: Ten-8 Fire Equipment, Inc.
Happy #ValentinesDay! ❤ To celebrate, the City of Leduc Fire Services is participating in #FlannelFriday! ⠀ ⠀ The department’s #Enforcer 500-gallon #Pumper has a top-mount enclosed pump panel which is the normal layout for their department due to the climate. To decrease overall wheelbase because of tight residential areas, the crosslays are located on the bumper of the rig. #LeducAB⠀ ⠀ Job No: 33928⠀ Dealership: Commercial Emergency Equipment Co.
Loudoun County Combined Fire and Rescue chose the #Velocity cab to maximize storage space. This includes multiple compartments for additional gear and equipment. The compartments are organized based on priority so they can grab frequently used tools efficiently. The #CombinationHDR features recessed electrical panels to utilize storage space in front of the panel effectively. ⠀ ⠀ The walk-in body is temperature controlled. The grab handles on the ceiling allow them to hang equipment and gear to dry. There is also a ladder that folds down from the ceiling to access the escape hatch. This gives the crew easy access to the 3,000-lb anchor points on the roof used in rope applications. Two 9,000-lb anchor points are mounted on the rear of the vehicle. An air dump has been added to lower the apparatus so the axles are in contact with the frame. This prevents the rig from compensating for the air suspension in winch and rope applications.⠀ ⠀ The front bumper is customized with chain compartments allowing for a grab-and-go setup. It also features a 15,000-lb winch with easy access. The storage box on the driver’s side will be used for other equipment and gives the bumper a clean look. #LeesburgVA⠀ ⠀ Check out this walk around available on our YouTube channel!⠀ ⠀ CHASSIS⠀ Chassis: 84” Velocity cab with 20” raised roof⠀ Seating capacity: 5⠀ Overall height: 11’ 5”⠀ Overall length: 37’ 8.75”⠀ GVW rating: 49,800 lb⠀ Front axle: #TAK4 Independent Front Suspension, 22,800 lb⠀ Rear axle: Meritor RS26-185, 27,000 lb⠀ Engine: DDC DD13, 505 hp, 1,750 torque⠀ Electrical: Command Zone⠀ Safety: Frontal Impact and Side Roll Protection⠀ ⠀ BODY⠀ Material: Aluminum⠀ Shelving: Adjustable, up to 500 lb⠀ Compartments: Custom equipment storage options⠀ ⠀ Job No: 33447⠀ Dealership: Atlantic Emergency Solutions
Meet Cody Kalinski, an assembler here at Pierce Manufacturing. Learn more about Cody who serves as a volunteer firefighter for Dale Fire and Rescue in #DaleWI. #EmployeeSpotlight
Take a walk around Taylor Fire Rescue’s #Enforcer #Pumper with Chief Byford. One reason this chassis was chosen was to be ergonomically friendly getting in and out of the cab. Being a paid on-call department, this rig allows for flexibility while transitioning through calls. Having a top-mount enclosed pump panel allows the engineer to work inside due to the cold climate of #TaylorBC. ⠀ ⠀ To maximize space on the apparatus, the department went with full depth compartments and slide-out drawers to allow firefighters to reach equipment with ease. Not relying on other rigs to handle equipment, this rig stores the hydraulic system to serve road rescue calls as well. Keeping the firefighter’s safety in mind, M4 LED flashlights were added to the interior of the doors to eliminate highway safety concerns when on scene. ⠀ ⠀ Check out this walk around on our YouTube channel!⠀ ⠀ CHASSIS⠀ Chassis: 70” #Enforcer cab with 24” raised roof⠀ Seating capacity: 6⠀ Overall height: 11’ 4”⠀ Overall length: 33’ 4.50”⠀ GVW rating: 51,000 lb⠀ Front axle: Dana D-2000F, 20,000 lb⠀ Rear axle: Dana S30-190, 31,000 lb⠀ Engine: DDC DD13, 525 hp, 1,850 torque⠀ Electrical: Hard Wired⠀ ⠀ BODY⠀ Material: Aluminum⠀ Shelving: Adjustable, up to 500 lb⠀ Doors: Gortite roll-up⠀ Pump: Waterous, 2,000 gpm⠀ Tank: 850 gallons⠀ Foam system: #Husky3⠀ Foam cell: 40 gallons⠀ ⠀ Job No: 33909⠀ Dealership: Commercial Truck Equipment Corporation⠀
When designing their 500-gallon #Impel 110’ #AscendantPlatform on a single rear axle, Tarpon Springs Fire Rescue had to think about efficiency. This included a variety of options that will best serve the community of #TarponSpringsFL. This apparatus is equipped with: ⠀ ⠀ ✔️ 1,500 gpm #PUCPump ✔️ Tinted windows to protect medication in cab from heat⠀ ✔️ 700 feet of large diameter hose ⠀ ✔️ Shoreline A/C unit⠀ ✔️ Cab steps are 2” wider than standard⠀ ✔️ Portable winch on front bumper⠀ ✔️ 135’ of ground ladders⠀ ⠀ Job No: 34004⠀ Dealership: Ten-8 Fire Equipment, Inc.
Twin #Enforcer #Pumpers are heading home to #EdmondOK. The New York Style 750-gallon water tank allows for a low rear hosebed. In addition to the Waterous 1,500 gpm pump, the trucks each have a hydraulically driven 300 gpm auxiliary pump with a remote front turret on the bumper. ⠀ ⠀ Job No: 33632⠀ Dealership: Conrad Fire Equipment Inc. ⠀