Photos and Description by Lindsay Dye Engine 451 began service with the University Park (TX) Fire Department in the spring of 2017. The cab/chassis is the Cyclone II (extra long) model. Cab seating for 4 is provided along with a medical cabinet installed on the rear cab wall and three cabinets mounted on the upper...
In this segment of Compartment Corner, we’re going to take a look at the rear end of Engine 128. The apparatus has a unique compartment layout and design that holds a variety of tools and appliances.
The solution significantly reduces idling time while keeping mission-critical medical and communication devices running.
The rig is far from typical of its class because it also carries two Task Force Tips 1,500-gpm Typhoon monitors on top of the rear of the body, one on each corner.
Although not “rural” in nature, the inspiration for this article is my reflection on the horrific traffic collision in New Jersey late last month. For those who may not be aware of the incident, while operating at the scene of a highway incident on State Highway 280, an ambulance, a fire engine, New Jersey State Trooper cars, and several motorists vehicles were wiped out by a speeding dump truck that piled into the emergency vehicles
Following a regular schedule assures that training, inspection, and exercising of gear and equipment has taken place.
Photographer Tim Olk was on location at this parking garage collapse that involved a Chicago (IL) Fire Department Pumper. The full story and video is available HERE.
Firematic trade shows are great places for Raisin Squad members from different locales to compare notes, lie to each other, and pass judgement on the things we’ve seen, read or heard. And if challenged on accuracy or truthfulness, we can blame age, failing eyesight or defective hearing aid batteries.
Being a smaller department, the Parker (AZ) Fire Department built in as many labor saving devices as possible on its new E-ONE custom Typhoon pumper.
Take a look at the Teague (TX) Volunteer Fire Department's Skeeter Brush Trucks "Brush 99" rig.