The order calls for a 100-foot rear-mount Smeal platform and six custom pumpers.
The new CustomFIRE pumper replaces a 1992 fire apparatus and is built on a 2019 Spartan MetroStar cab and chssis.
Lake Cities (TX) pumper. Metro Star EMFD cab and chassis; Cummins L9 450-hp engine; Waterous CSU 1,500-gpm pump; Pro Poly 750-gallon polypropylene water tank
Recent ordinances in Canada make local fire departments responsible for providing drinking water to the public should a natural disaster occur. The fire department is located in an earthquake zone, so the possibility of a major power loss is a major concern. It could disrupt the area’s water purification systems that provide clean drinking water to residents.
The Smeal apparatus, built in Snyder, Nebraska, are equipped with formed aluminum bodies and hot-dipped galvanized frames, improving overall vehicle stability and corrosion resistance.
The Roanoke (TX) Fire Department runs this rear-mount 103-foot aerial built on a 2014 Spartan Gladiator cab and chassis. It features a Waterous CSU 2,000-gpm pump, Pro Poly 600-gallon tank, 16-kW generator, an aluminum body, and roll-up doors. Photo by W. Marcelo Moraes. << OCTOBER 24, 2019, PHOTO OF THE DAY OCTOBER 22, 2019,...
Forney (TX) Fire Department 100-foot rear-mount platform quint. Gladiator LFD cab and chassis; Cummins X15 565-hp engine; Waterous CSU 2,000-gpm pump; Pro Poly 400-gallon polypropylene water tank.
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.
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.
Adding Contaminant Containment and Management to the Spartan Advanced Protection System gives departments the option to select additional in-cab safety features that reduce exposure to contaminants.