The Steinbach (Manitoba) Fire Department has taken delivery of this wet heavy rescue. The truck is built on E-ONE’s Typhoon cab and chassis with a 20-foot extruded aluminum body. The wet rescue features a 500-gpm Waterous pump. The walk-in rescue seats 10 firefighters. For more information, visit www.e-one.com.
Lieutenant Steven Lawrence, PIO for St. Petersburg Fire Rescue has announced that the department has received three new specialty fire apparatus.
The six recently ordered apparatus include three custom pumpers, one SPH 100 midmount aerial platform, one hazmat apparatus, and one heavy rescue apparatus.
Following a regular schedule assures that training, inspection, and exercising of gear and equipment has taken place.
Technical rescue, urban search and rescue (USAR), and hazmat trucks must carry specialized rescue equipment that often is not seen on typical municipal rescue trucks. At times, the type and size of such specialized equipment require apparatus manufacturers to craft custom spaces on their trucks to accommodate them.
Apparatus manufacturers have gone to great lengths in their efforts to provide storage solutions for fire departments that have special, and sometimes unusual, needs in housing the equipment they want their rescues to carry.
When the amount of lateral g-force exceeds the rollover threshold of the vehicle, the g-force will “push” the vehicle over. Most fire apparatus have a high center of gravity, and it does not take much lateral g-force to push them over.
When Miami Township (OH) Fire & EMS began the process of replacing a utility vehicle that had been converted to a rescue truck, it was tasked by then new Chief Steve Kelly to design not only a new rescue truck but also a new technical rescue program.
SVI Trucks built this heavy rescue for Sherman (TX) Fire-Rescue on a Spartan Metro Star LFD chassis and cab with a 20-inch raised roof and a 22-foot aluminum body.
Here is a collection of recent deliveries from our August 2019 issue.