Whose brilliant idea was it to eliminate the tailboard from pumpers? Also known as the rear step, it served as an ideal work platform when or if required to reload hose or access equipment stored up high at the rear of the apparatus.
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Taylor Township Fire Department, Kokomo, IN, top-mount pumper-tanker. Spartan Metro Star MFD cab and chassis; Cummins L9 400-hp engine; heavy-duty stainless-steel body and subframe; Hale Qmax 1,500-gpm pump; and 2,200-gallon polypropylene water tank.