Pittston (PA) Volunteer Fire Department pumper. Panther MFD cab and chassis; Cummins L9 450-hp engine; Hale Qmax 2,000-gpm two stage pump; and 750-gallon polypropylene water tank.
East County Fire Protection District, Cape Girardeau, MO, pumper-tanker. International 7500 SFA cab and chassis; Cummins L9 380-hp engine; Hale MBP 750-gpm pump; and UPF Poly 2,200-gallon water tank.
Today, fire departments continue to use hose reels on their trucks, with fewer of them carrying handlines but rather holding electrical cabling, hydraulic hoses, and air lines, making reels a flexible piece of equipment that can function for an array of uses.
As with all maintenance, bleeding air tanks is a regular maintenance item that needs to be recorded. Whether your department uses electronic record keeping or writes this data in a logbook, the fact is that action items like this need to be documented.
If your department is considering placing a foam concentrate delivery system on your next apparatus, there are several considerations before you design your apparatus.
When laying out discharges for a new apparatus, APCs should establish the flow required or that may be required for each discharge.
Many departments can’t always afford more complex or more expensive vehicles. However, some departments, with proper planning and working with a smaller manufacturer’s engineers, can come up with problem-solving options that they can build into a smaller vehicle to operate in their response area.
For your operators to get maximum use out of the equipment you are buying, you must do your due diligence when choosing your manufacturer.
Here's a collection of 22 new deliveries from our September 2020 issue.
Fern Creek (KY) Fire Department pumper. Severe Service LFD cab and chassis; Cummins X12 500-hp engine; Waterous CX 1,500-gpm pump; 500-gallon polypropylene water tank; and 20-gallon foam cell.