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By Bill Adams Over the years, I’ve had the opportunity to interact with many older members of rural fire companies. If they ever came to morning coffee with the Raisin Squad, they’d fit right in. I call them “farmers”—a nonderogatory term I use and fortunately one most don’t take offense to. After all, who wants...
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Photos and Description by Lindsay Dye Truck 166 began service in December 2018 with the Lewisville (TX) Fire Department. The cab/chassis are the Pierce Velocity model with TAK-4 suspension on the front axle. Seating for 6 is provided as are 2 forward-facing EMS compartments on each side of the cab. The cab and body are...
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The Steinbach (Manitoba) Fire Department has taken delivery of this wet heavy rescue. The truck is built on E-ONE’s Typhoon cab and chassis with a 20-foot extruded aluminum body. The wet rescue features a 500-gpm Waterous pump. The walk-in rescue seats 10 firefighters. For more information, visit www.e-one.com.
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When spec’ing its new rescue-pumper, the Boulder (CO) Fire Department chose a 12′ aluminum SVI-body mounted on a 10″ raised roof Spartan Gladiator chassis, which houses a powerful 450-hp Cummins L9 engine. This rescue-pumper comes with a TFT Hurricane 1,250-gpm deck gun with wireless remote, 500-gallon water tank, single-stage centrifugal Class “A” fire pump, OnScene...
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The Fox Lake Fire Protection District, located in Ingleside, Illinois, recently took delivery of this side-mount Equalizer pumper by Alexis Fire Equipment. The rig is built on a Spartan Metro Star cab and chassis and features a 10-inch raised roof. Features of the rig include: Cummins ISL9, 380-hp Diesel Engine Allison 3000 EVS Automatic Transmission...
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The next step in the evolution of the Ahrens-Fox WUI, Wildland Urban Interface – the AF-WUI2, headed for service with the Salem Township Fire Department, in Salem, Michigan. Released to the industry in 2018, the AF-WUI offered departments with mixed environments the perfect balance of Type-1 Interface functionality and Type-3 capability. A high-clearance 4×4 chassis,...
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Rosenbauer offers the Hendrickson Steertek™ NXT 45° cramp angle. It offers three ackermann options: 195″ – 225″ – 250″ wheelbases. Why is this important? If your rear tires don’t follow the geometry of the front steering axle your chassis will push or drag the rear tires across the road surface. Losing optimal rear traction, causing...
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SAM is an integrated total water flow control system that manages your truck’s, pump, tank, intakes and discharges. A touch-screen display, provides a simplified interface that totally transforms traditional pump operations. The SAM control system provides complete control of the flow to and from the pump from two interfaces, the SAM control center and the...