The new quint has a 500-gallon water tank compared with 300 gallons on the older quint. Operating the ladder can be done via remote control. The vehicle is five feet shorter than the department’s older unit—a big plus for maneuverability in its response area.
Here's a selection of new deliveries from the May 2019 issue.
Middlefield Fire Department pumper. Monarch cab and chassis; Cummins L9 450-hp engine; Hale Qmax 1,500-gpm pump; Pro Poly 1,000-gallon polypropylene tank.
Cahokia (IL) Volunteer Fire Department 75-foot aerial ladder quint. Monarch cab and chassis; Cummins ISL 450-hp engine; Hale Qmax 2,000-gpm pump.
From east to west and north to south, fire departments are having manufacturers build smaller units that are carrying larger pumps and performing many functions that typically are done with Type 1 pumpers.
This walk-around video covers a recently delivered Sutphen custom pumper to the Roebuck (SC) Fire District.
Dearborn (MI) Fire Department aerial platform quint. Monarch heavy duty 73-inch cab and chassis; Cummins ISX12 500-hp engine; Hale Qmax 1,500-gpm pump.
Sanibel (FL) Fire Rescue SL75 aerial ladder quint. Custom cab and chassis; Cummins L9 450-hp engine; H75-foot aerial ladder; Hale Qmax 2,000-gpm pump; UPF Poly 500-gallon tank.
Defiance (OH) Fire & Rescue pumper. Monarch cab and chassis Cummins ISL 450-hp engine; EMS cabinet; Hale Qmax 1,500-gpm pump; 1,000-gallon polypropylene tank.
The new facility includes space for expanded parts warehousing and sales, service bays, and dedicated refurbishment bays, which is an up-and-coming side of the service business.