East Lansing’s Fire Department dedicated a new 100-foot-ladder truck, reports WILX 10. The truck came fully equipped with features and modifications that will allow firefighter-paramedics to work extended periods of time. The truck also has the capability to fight fires in buildings up to eight stories high.
Flint (MI) Fire Department aerial platform quint. Spectr MFDxl cab and chassis; Cummins X12 500-hp engine; Hale Qmax 2,000-gpm pump.
Vernon Fire Rescue Services has received a new dual-functioning Pierce fire engine that will replace both a 34-year-old engine and a 17-year-old rescue truck, reports Vernon Morning Star. It’s also received a new ladder truck that is replacing its 28-year-old predecessor. The two vehicles are expected to be put to work on Nov. 16, and...
Forney (TX) Fire Department 100-foot rear-mount platform quint. Gladiator LFD cab and chassis; Cummins X15 565-hp engine; Waterous CSU 2,000-gpm pump; Pro Poly 400-gallon polypropylene water tank.
The order is made up of six Pierce® Saber® pumpers, two Enforcer™ Ascendant® 110’ heavy-duty Aerial Platforms, one Enforcer 105’ heavy-duty aerial ladder, one Velocity® heavy-duty walk-in rescue, and one Ford® F-550 tactical support unit.
Two million dollars worth of new equipment includes a 104-foot platform aerial truck, two engines and a rescue truck, reports ABC 12. Fire officials say the trucks will benefit residents with better responses and firefighters by boosting morale in the department.
Jefferson Parish (LA) East Bank CFD 100-foot midmount aerial ladder platform. Inferno cab and chassis; Cummins ISX15 600-hp engine; Waterous CSU 1,750-gpm pump; 5-section heavy-duty midmount aerial.
Terre Haute (IN) Fire Department 100-foot PUC platform quint. Dash CF cab and chassis; Detroit DD13 505-hp engine; Pierce 1,500-gpm single-stage pump.
When you get the oppotunity to sit down and talk fire trucks and fire truck maintenance with a mainstay in the fire service like Bill Foster, you take it.
From smart aerial controls and joysticks to wireless pump controls and touch screen technology, fire apparatus are undergoing a sea of change through the use of technological advancements.