Because of where the department is in the mountains, the department needed a short wheelbase (162.50”) and a shortened bumper for smaller approach and departure angles.
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When specing its new pumper, the Surprise (AZ) Fire-Medical Department chose a 14′ aluminum SVI body mounted on a 10″ raised-roof Spartan Metro Star chassis.
This rig is designed with frontal impact and side roll protection for safety and a short wheelbase to help with the turning radius.
Because the city of Rialto, CA serves an urban and wildland area, a 1,500-gpm Waterous pump was added with a 300-gallon water tank.
When spec’ing its new wet rescue, the Wixom (MI) Fire Department chose an 18′ aluminum SVI body mounted on a 15″ raised-roof Sutphen 62″ four-door chassis.
Alachua County (FL) Fire Rescue recently took delivery of two rescue-pumpers from E-ONE. Take a tour in this video.
Some features include a specific cab compartment for ballistic gear, a shorter wheelbase resulting from spec'ing a PUC pump, and a centralized location for EMS equipment.
The compartments are organized based on priority so they can grab frequently used tools efficiently.
Toyne mounted the bolted stainless steel pumper on a Kenworth T370 2-door chassis.