On a recent trip to Elkhart Brass, Chris Mc Loone sat down with Eric Combs, marketing director.
Bill Adams reviews some of the "neat" apparatus features he's seen during his recent travels.
The apparatus operator is said to have swerved to avoid the animal, causing the loaded engine to leave the pavement. The fire truck rolled onto its side and headed down the 25-foot embankment toward the Salmon River.
Cleaning the fuel tank and the fuel lines; purchasing a new eight-volt battery; and rebuilding the fuel pump, carburetor, and the clutch all added up to getting the Buick up and running.
The pumpers each carry a Task Force Tips Crossfire 1,250-gpm deck gun, two 200-foot crosslays and one 300-foot crosslay, all with 1¾-inch hose; 800 feet of five-inch large diameter hose; and a dead load of three-inch hose.
Being hypocritical is when firefighters use, promote, and preach the benefits of the NFPA only to justify an ulterior motive or achieve a personal agenda—while concurrently ignoring the NFPA when they personally do not like a requirement. That makes a mockery of the system and it’s just not right.
Is your department cost share aware? If you haven’t heard the term “cost share” yet, hang on tight because you are about to.
This Spartan ERV (formerly Crimson) rescue-pumper carried a 1,250-gpm pump and 1,000-gallon tank and is in service with the Winnabow (NC) Voluneer Fire Department (http://www.winnabowfire.com). Photo of courtesy of Travis Mercer. <<PREVIOUS NEXT>> To submit your own photo, go to our Photo Submission Form.
Fire apparatus makers haven't been letting any grass grow under their collective feet, seemingly always in motion by designing, developing and offering new vehicle models to fill niches that haven't been tackled yet.
Is it time to find a new owner for the rig—someone with time, energy, interest, and a few spare dollars that could enjoy a vintage rig that is in pretty fair condition for its age?