Aerials, Fire Department, Pumpers

Columbus Adds Seven Pumpers To Ferrara Contract

Issue 10 and Volume 13.

Columbus (Ohio) Division of Fire has awarded Ferrara Fire Apparatus an order for an additional seven custom pumpers as part of a continuing three-year contract.

Ferrara originally won the contract in a competitive bid in 2007 against several other national, regional and local manufacturers. The additional order will give the city a total of 16 Ferrara vehicles – 15 pumpers and one air-light truck. The air truck will have an extruded aluminum heavy rescue body built on a Spartan cab and chassis. An eight-bottle cascade system with two refill stations will be built on the apparatus as well as storage for spare SCBA cylinders.

Beyond the initial three-year agreement, Columbus holds renewal options for a fourth and fifth year.

The first eight pumpers are nearing completion. Like the pumpers in production, the additional seven units will be built on Spartan Gladiator custom tilt-cabs and chassis with independent front suspension and Detroit Diesel Series 60 525-hp engines. The bodies are constructed of 12-gauge stainless steel with custom-designed compartments. L-shaped booster tanks will permit extra-low hose beds and increased firefighter safety, according to Ferrara.

Other equipment on the pumpers include: Waterous CMU 1,500-gpm two-stage pumps; 750-gallon tanks; TFT Extend-A-Gun deck guns; Monarch manual valves for both steamer inlets; Sigtronics intercom systems and two 12-volt telescopic lights.

For information call 800-443-9006 or go to

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