Very efficient 2,000-gpm or greater pump operations from a single engine can be done efficiently both mechanically and strategically. It’s always better to have more water and not need it than it is to need the water and have to go get it.
In today’s hyperactive political environment, there are several innuendos and even accusations no fire department wants to encounter—especially in the competitive bidding arena. They are restraint of trade and collusion.
The rear-mount rescue-pumper has a Hale RSD 1,750-gpm single-stage pump, a 750-gallon water tank, a 40-gallon foam tank, a Hale SmartFOAM system, a SAM Control System, and a Pneumax 200-cfm CAFS.
The October 2019 selection of recent deliveries.
Pana (IL) Fire Department top-mount pumper. Custom MFD cab and chassis; Waterous CX 1,500-gpm pump; 1,000-gallon polypropylene water tank.
A horse-drawn 1904 Metropolitan Extra First Class Steam Fire Engine manufactured by the American Steam Fire Engine Company of Seneca Falls, New York, was an unexpected find during a stop at the downtown Eureka, California, fire station.
Bridgeport (NY) Fire Department pumper. Monarch cab and chassis; Cummins L9 450-hp engine; Hale Qmax 1,250-gpm pump; 1,000-gallon polypropylene water tank.
Botetourt County’s Saber rescue-pumper will respond to EMS, fire and rescue calls.
Ladysmith (VA) Volunteer Fire Department pumper. Predator cab and chassis; Cummins L9 450-hp engine; Waterous CX 1,250-gpm pump; UPF Poly 500-gallon water tank; 10-gallon foam cell.
The cab/chassis are the Spartan Metro Star EMFD model with a 10-inch raised roof and the Classic model front end and grille. The cab has seating for 5 that features Bostrom seats with IMMI SCBA brackets.