Dover has secured funding from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to buy a fire truck, reports Tusco TV. Senator Sherrod Brown recently announced a $50,000 grant and a $430,000 loan from the USDA to Dover to buy a new pumper truck. The new truck replaces a 27-year-old vehicle and will be the department’s first new...
When you get the oppotunity to sit down and talk fire trucks and fire truck maintenance with a mainstay in the fire service like Bill Foster, you take it.
CustomFIRE—Sheboygan Falls (WI) Fire Department pumper. Spartan Gladiator cab and chassis; Cummins L9 450-hp engine; Waterous CSUC20 1,500-gpm pump; 1,000-gallon polypropylene water tank.
From smart aerial controls and joysticks to wireless pump controls and touch screen technology, fire apparatus are undergoing a sea of change through the use of technological advancements.
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.