The rig is far from typical of its class because it also carries two Task Force Tips 1,500-gpm Typhoon monitors on top of the rear of the body, one on each corner.
The six recently ordered apparatus include three custom pumpers, one SPH 100 midmount aerial platform, one hazmat apparatus, and one heavy rescue apparatus.
Pierce Manufacturing’s 2019 Road Rally has set off for the second wave of events taking place along the East Coast and throughout the Midwest.The Road Rally offers a hands-on and immersive experience for members of fire service. On Monday, July 15, the Road Rally stopped in Allentown, Pennsylvania, and will continue to 12 additional locations in July and August.
Los Angeles City (CA) Fire Department battalion chiefs are getting new RAM 3500 trucks with four-door cabs, powered by eight-cylinder diesel engines with command modules built into the rear beds of the pickups. (All photos courtesy of Los Angeles City Fire Department .)
The craft’s primary mission is to perform rescues in response to water emergencies, administer advanced life support (ALS) services, assist firefighting operations, and provide security for the nation’s second largest inland port.
Fire departments here get help from an unusual fire apparatus—a fire train that carries up to 30,000 gallons of water per car, acting as a water tender and offering access to hard to reach areas.
Yeagertown (PA) Fire Company air and light unit. International 4400 cab and chassis; Cummins L9 350-hp engine; 18-foot combination walk-in/walk-around rescue body length.
The Pierce CRU-22 integrates the latest emergency response communications packages on a rugged Ford Transit T350 High Roof Extended chassis.
Here's a selection of new deliveries from the May 2019 issue.
One of the many ways that lateral g-force can contribute to a rollover crash is by inducing a “weight shift.” It is common to hear driver trainers and crash investigators refer to “weight shift.” But what is “weight shift,” and why is it bad?