Apparatus manufacturers are turning out both custom engines and tried-and-true designs for fire agencies around the country, responding to those departments’ particular needs.
These new pumpers are identically built on KME’s Predator® cab with a Severe Service™ interior package.
These six new pumpers are built on KME’s Severe Service™ cab and will serve the Atlanta (GA) Fire Rescue Department’s 35 fire stations, including five stations at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.
A collection of recent fire apparatus deliveries for June 2019.
The PRO® Series was built as a multipurpose response vehicle with ergonomically designed manual controls, increased pump operator safety features and ultimate equipment carrying capacity.
Salisbury (MA) Fire Department, 103-foot four section AerialCat™ aerial ladder quint. Severe Service cab and chassis; galvanized frame rails; Cummins ISX12 500-hp engine; Hale Qmax XS 1,500-gpm pump.
Here's a selection of new deliveries from the May 2019 issue.
The heritage of today’s tractor-drawn aerials (TDAs) can be traced back to the late 1800s when the trailers were first given rear steering but were still drawn by horses. Horsepower (hp) today still powers TDAs but in an engine-driven form, yet TDAs, also known as tillers, retain their advantages of maneuverability, versatility, and equipment-carrying capacity.
Fire apparatus makers have introduced a number of new and redesigned models of aerial ladders and platforms with the aim of improving the ease of use and safety of their rigs as well as wringing out a little extra working length on the aerials.
Think about your target hazards in your response district as well as your neighboring communities. With more automatic mutual aid being called around the country, especially for RIT teams, you might want take this into consideration for the type of added equipment you might need to carry.