Union City (IN) Fire Department Timberwolf pumper. International HD 7500 4×4 cab and chassis; Cummins L9 450-hp engine; Rosenbauer NH 1,250-gpm pump with pump-and-roll feature; UPF Poly 750-gallon water tank
Designing a wildland fire apparatus today encompasses three major design stages: department needs assessment; design for performance; and, most important, design for safety.
Clifton (CO) Fire Protection District, brush truck. Ford F-450 cab and chassis; Ford Power Stroke 300-hp engine; Darley 2BE 18V 370-gpm portable pump; UPF Poly 300-gallon water tank.
By Alan M. Petrillo The fire district protected by the Amwell Valley (NJ) Fire Company is a mainly rural area of 28 square miles with two major highways running through it but with no fire hydrants to provide a source of water. When the fire company needed to replace an older pumper, it turned to...
New Wilmington (PA) Fire Department brush truck/initial attack unit. Ford F-350XL 4×4 Super Cab and chassis; 6.7L 330-hp gas engine; 150-gallon polypropylene tank; aluminum fire body.
The rig has four-wheel drive and a Cummins 350-hp engine. It has a 750-gallon water tank and a 1,000-gpm pump.
Aspen (CO) Fire Department Type 3 wildland engine. International 7500 SFA 4×4 cab and chassis; Cummins L9 380-hp engine; Hale MBP 1,000-gpm pump; UPF Poly 750-gallon water tank.
The new truck was manufactured by Rosenbauer and is built on an International cab and chassis.
A selection of recent delivers form the November 2019 issue.
According to customer representatives, it takes an average of 1,800 hours to complete a large fire apparatus, but during wildfire season, the company can't deliver the rigs fast enough.