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Lewisville (TX) Fire Department 2015 Pierce Impel Pumper

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Photos and description courtesy of Lindsay Dye

Engine 165 was placed in service with the Lewisville (TX) Fire Department on April 25, 2016. The cab/chassis is a Pierce Impel model (medium block) with seating for four and two forward-facing EMS cabinets—one installed on the left wall of the cab and one on the right cab wall. A Coleman Mach 3 A/C unit (13,500 Btu) mounted over the center of the cab area provides auxiliary temperature control when the apparatus is not in use. The apparatus is constructed of standard aluminum with full-depth compartments and Gortite roll-up doors. Spare SCBA storage is located adjacent to the rear wheel wells. 

Power is provided by a Cummins ISL9 450-hp engine and an Allison 5th Generation 3000 EVS five-speed transmission with pushbutton controls. The TAK-4 independent front suspension system is featured as is the Pierce Command Zone advanced electronic and control system with WiFi. An Onan 6-kW hydraulic generator (Hotshift PTO) and electronic control is located in a cargo area over the pump on the left side. 

The fire apparatus has a Hale Qmax-200 single-stage, midship 2,000-gpm pump with top-mount controls. The tank is a 750-gallon poly tank. 

The hosebed carries 1,000 feet of five-inch LDH, and two 300-foot lays of 1¾-inch hose. The front bumper tray carries 150 feet of 1¾-inch hose connected to a 1.5-inch discharge on the left center of the bumper. Speedlays (two with 200 feet each of 1¾-inch hose) are located in a semienclosed compartment beneath the pump panel. Two sections of suction hose (10 feet each) are mounted on the upper left of the hose body, and a deck gun is mounted on top of the panel. This unit features a hydraulic ladder rack on the right rear side of the apparatus that carries Duo-Safety ladders (24-foot two-section, 14-foot roof, and 10-foot folding). A Little Giant® ladder is stored in the right rear compartment.

Warning lights include a Whelen Freedom LED lightbar (88 inch), a Roto-Ray on the cab nose, two Whelen FN24 mini light bars on the upper rear corners, and Whelen M6 LED lights on the apparatus body. Scene lighting is provided by Whelen Pioneer PFP1 lights mounted behind the crew doors and HiViz LED lights mounted on each side of the protective wall for the roof mounted auxiliary A/C unit. Audio warning devices include a pedestal mounted Federal Q2B siren mounted on the left bumper area and a Whelen Model 295HFSC9 (Dual Tone) electronic siren module connected to two Whelen SA314A 100-watt speakers mounted through the front bumper. The traditional fire bell is mounted on the right front bumper area.

This unit and its twin, Engine 164, are the first in the fleet with Lewisville’s new gray over red color scheme.

Dealer: Siddons-Martin Emergency Group-Houston, TX

Representative: Travis Ownby