Alexis Fire Equipment Company built this pumper on a Kenworth T880 two-door chassis with 4×4 conversion powered by a Cummins 505-hp engine and an Eaton FO-18E318B 18-speed ultra shift automatic transmission.
Perlman Architects of Arizona built this 16,248 square foot, two story station for Sun City (AZ) Fire and Medical Department.
Pumper makers say that unless it’s a fleet order for a large fire department, then no two pumpers are exactly alike because departments often are asking for unusual and out-of-the-ordinary design elements or equipment to meet their particular needs.
Some fire departments are choosing small-chassis rescue trucks that incorporate either a small foam system or small water tank and pump to handle a fire situation that develops when on a rescue scene.
Protecting a fire apparatus from corrosion like what occurs from road salts, salt water air, and chemicals can take on a number of forms, from coatings to immersion processes and corrosion-resistant materials.
Sleep researchers, station architects and designers, alerting and lighting equipment manufacturers, and fire departments are finding ways to mitigate firefighter sleep deprivation issues in their stations.
Ferrara Fire Apparatus built a clean cab custom pumper for Albuquerque (NM) Fire Rescue on an Inferno chassis and XD 100 LFD cab with seating for five firefighters.
Marion Body Works built this custom pumper for Howlett Hill (NY) Fire Department on a Spartan chassis and cab, powered by a Cummins 500-hp diesel engine, and an Allison 3000 EVS automatic transmission.
Technical rescue teams use a variety of equipment to support collapsed structures or trenches and move heavy debris to gain access to confined void spaces.
Throw bags, float bags, rescue tethers, reaching devices, floating devices, and small watercraft are some of the equipment available to fire departments and rescue teams for water rescue incidents that run the gamut from flooding scenarios to swift water rescues to calls involving water sources of all kinds.