INDUSTRY INNOVATIONS: Topeka Orders 5 Pumpers And One Aerial From Rosenbauer

The City of Topeka, Kan., ordered five Rosenbauer custom pumpers and one Rosenbauer 101-foot rear-mount aerial platform from Max Fire Apparatus.

Rosenbauer/Max Fire Apparatus was chosen by the City of Topeka over five other companies to help replace the city fire department's aging, front line apparatus.

"A lot of effort has been put into creation of a replacement [apparatus] schedule which would afford our firefighters the best resources possible when they arrive on scene," said Fire Chief Allen Bradshaw.

The vehicles will be manufactured at Rosenbauer's Minnesota division and are scheduled for delivery by March. Max Fire Apparatus is the authorized Rosenbauer dealer for Kansas.

The pumpers will be built on Spartan Metro Star chassis and will feature top-mount pump panels, 1,500-gpm pumps, 750-gallon water/foam tanks, extruded aluminum bodies, full height compartments, roll-up doors, ladder storage inside the body with access at the rear, multiplexing, LED warning lights and Q2B sirens.

The aerial will be built on a Spartan Gladiator chassis with an extruded aluminum body and a full complement of ground ladders. It will have Rosenbauer's Green Star idle reduction technology that uses electronic controls to shut down the chassis engine on-scene while providing 12-volt electrical lighting and 15,000-watt 120/240-volt power.

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