CLICK ABOVE FOR MORE APPARATUS AT THE SCENE >> These fire apparatus operated at a job about two blocks from Sox Park. First-due 29 reported a truss roof industrial building. An adjoining building was separated by a fire wall and suffered some minimal communication. Tower, snorkel, and big lines from outside a collapse zone were...
The apparatus is powered by a Cummins ISL9 450-hp engine and an Allison GEN IV 3000 EVS five-speed transmission with pushbutton controls.
The truth is that the majority of these departments struggle, fight, bite, and scratch to put compliant personal protective equipment and basic firefighting tools and equipment into service while maintaining crew safety. But, how is a commissioner or even the board of three to five commissioners supposed to be able to distinguish toys from tools—regardless of the type of equipment requested?
One of the most striking differences between European and United States fire apparatus, besides the size in general, is the way compartments are configured and equipment mounted.
CLICK ABOVE FOR MORE INTERSCHUTZ FIRE APPARATUS >> Dave Steweardson, Fire Apparatus & Emergency Equipment contributor, made the trip to Hannover, Germany, in June to attend Interschutz 2015. While there, he was able to capture images of various types of fire apparatus. Interschutz 2015 included approximately 100 North American exhibitors and brought approximatley 157,000 attendees....
The equipment ranged from an early hand-drawn pumper to an almost new rear-mount aerial ladder truck. They represented over a century of firefighting equipment, and each rig had a story to tell.
Most state vehicle codes prohibit a civilian from driving over fire hoses—and for good reason. Why then do we feel that our fire department vehicles are any less hazardous?
The pumper is powered by a Cummins ISL9 450-hp engine and an Allison five-speed transmission with pushbutton controls. A Honda 5-kW generator is on board as well.
The pumper is built on a 2015 Spartan cab and chassis with an all stainless steel body and pump house, has seating for four firefighters, and is powered by a Cummins 450-horsepower ISL9 diesel engine and an Allison 3000 EVS automatic transmission.
The cab is an International 4400 four-door model with seating for five. The body is Ferrara’s commercial pumper-tanker model and is constructed of extruded aluminum.