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Monroe Township Fire & Ambulance Protection District, Monroe Center, IL, tanker. Freightliner 108SD cab and chassis; Cummins L9 400-hp engine; and APR 3,500-gallon polypropylene water tank.

Oxford (NJ) Volunteer Fire Department tanker-pumper. Freightliner M2 112 cab and chassis; Cummins L9 450EV engine; Waterous CSU 1,250-gpm pump; 3,000-gallon APR polypropylene tank; and stainless steel Newton 10-inch square dump valve with electric telescoping chutes.
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New River Volunteer Fire and Rescue, Crumpler, NC, pumper-tanker. Freightliner M2 106 cab and chassis; Cummins L9 350-hp engine; Waterous CSU 1,500-gpm pump; APR polypropylene 3,000-gallon water tank.
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Tarkio (MO) Rural Fire Department brush truck. Ford F-550 Super Cab and chassis; Power Stroke 6.7L 4V OHV 330-hp diesel engine; Darley 2BE 21-hp 375-gpm portable pump; UPF Poly 400-gallon water tank.
Midwest Fire

Two items are worthy of discussion. The first is the continuing success of what I admiringly call a mom-and-pop fire truck manufacturer. The second is the concept of selling factory direct by choice. Atchison agreed to and gave several in-depth and candid interviews.