Apparatus Showcase: April 2020

Compiled by Ron Heal

Featured Delivery of the Month:

Pierce—Lemay Fire District, St. Louis, MO, 75-foot aerial ladder quint. Velocity cab and chassis; Detroit DD13 505-hp engine; Pierce 1,500-gpm pump; UPF Poly 650-gallon water tank; Xantrex 1800-watt inverter; Holmatro extrication tools; Akron 2431 Hi-Riser monitor. Dealer: Tom Frasca, MacQueen Emergency Group, Eureka, MO. (Photo by Dennis Maag.)


Spartan ER—Taylor (TX) Fire Department pumper. Gladiator LFD cab and chassis; Cummins X15 505-hp engine; Hale DSD 1,500-gpm pump; Pro Poly 750-gallon polypropylene water tank; 30-gallon foam cell; FoamPro 2001 Class A foam system with Spartan one-touch CAFS; Harrison 6-kW generator; TFT Hurricane deck gun. Dealer: Jimmy Girvan, Metro Fire Apparatus Specialists Inc., Houston, TX.


Rosenbauer—Edwardsville (IL) Fire Department pumper. Commander 7818 cab and chassis; Cummins X12 500-hp engine; Waterous S100 2,000-gpm rear-mount pump; Pro Poly 750-gallon water tank; 30-gallon foam cell; FoamPro 2001 Class B foam system; Rosenbauer EXT aluminum body; Rosenbauer Lo Pro ground ladder storage; independent front suspension. Dealer: Brian Franz, Sentinel Emergency Solutions, Arnold, MO.


E-ONE—Decatur (GA) Fire Department 100-foot aerial ladder quint. Cyclone II cab and chassis; Cummins L9 450-hp engine; Waterous CSU 1,750-gpm pump; UPF Poly 500-gallon water tank; 30-gallon foam cell; Hale FoamLogix 2.1A single-agent foam system; Smart Power 6-kW generator. Dealer: Ryan McDonel, Fireline Inc., Winder, GA.


W.S. Darley—Benton (PA) Volunteer Fire Company rescue/engine. Freightliner M2 cab and chassis; Cummins L9 370-hp engine; Darley PSMC 1,500-gpm pump with Auto CAFS; 750-gallon polypropylene water tank; 30-gallon foam cell; Command Light Shadow-RT with four FRC Spectra LED 20K-120V light heads light tower; Onan 15-kW generator; HURST Jaws of Life electric power unit. Dealer: Carl Spiece, Columbia Fire Apparatus Inc., Benton, PA.


HME Ahrens-Fox—Salem Township Fire Department, Burnips, MI, Ahrens-Fox WUI. HME Ahrens-Fox 1871 SFO cab and chassis; Cummins B6.7 360-hp engine; Hale RSD 1,500-gpm pump; UPF Poly 700-gallon water tank. Dealer: Matt Creech, Kodiak Emergency Vehicles, Grand Ledge, MI.


Alexis—Northern Des Moines County Rural Fire District, Mediapolis, IA, pumper. Spartan Metro Star MFD cab and chassis; Cummins L9 450-hp engine; Waterous CX 1,500-gpm pump; 1,000-gallon polypropylene water tank; 10-gallon foam cell; Waterous Aquis 1.5 single-agent foam system. Dealer: Greg Landon, Alexis Fire Equipment, Alexis, IL.


KME—Monterey Park (CA) Fire Department pumpers (2). Predator Severe Service MFD cabs and chassis; Cummins X12 500-hp engines; Hale Qmax 1,500-gpm pumps; secondary Hale CBP-S 250-gpm pump-and-roll pumps; 25-gallon foam cells; Hale Smart Foam 3.3 single-agent foam systems; Lock-N-Load hosebed covers; two Hannay booster reels. Dealer: Marc Mazza, REV Fire Group CA.


Midwest Fire—Elk River (MN) Fire Department tanker-pumper. International HV607 cab and chassis; Cummins L9 350-hp engine; Waterous CL series 500-gpm PTO pump; APR 3,000-gallon polypropylene water tank; three Newton 10-inch square dump valves with telescoping chutes; Zico electric “tip down” portable tank carrier and 3,000-gallon portable tank; All-Poly™ construction; “sweepout” style compartments. Dealer: Brett Jensen, Midwest Fire, Luverne, MN.


Ferrara—Sturgeon Bay (WI) Fire Department pumper. Igniter cab and chassis; Cummins L9 450-hp engine; 1,000-gallon polypropylene water tank; 30-gallon foam cell; FoamPro 2001 single-agent foam system; AMKUS tool package; gear drying compartment. Dealer: Jim Stover, Ferrara Fire Apparatus, Holden, LA.


Pierce—Loves Park (IL) Fire Department 107-foot Ascendant aerial ladder quint. Impel cab and chassis; Cummins L9 450-hp engine; Pierce 1,500-gpm pump; UPF Poly 500-gallon water tank; 20-gallon foam cell; Pierce Husky 3 Class A foam system; Harrison 10-kW generator. Dealer: Dan Rudnicki, Global Emergency Products, Aurora, IL.


Sutphen—Wooster (OH) Fire Department SL75-foot aerial ladder quint. Monarch cab and chassis; Cummins L9 450-hp engine; Hale Qmax 1,500-gpm pump; Pro Poly 500-gallon polypropylene water tank; 20-gallon foam cell; Hale Smart Foam 2.1 single-agent foam system; stainless steel body; Hale EZ Fill foam refill system. Dealer: Bob Jones and Andy Herb, Powell, OH.


E-ONE—Virginia Beach (VA) Fire Department 100-foot aerial ladder quint. Cyclone II cab and chassis; Cummins X12 500-hp engine; Waterous CSU 1,500-gpm pump; UPF Poly 300-gallon water tank; Harrison 6-kW generator; E-ONE deluxe Advanced Aerial Control System; FireTech HiViz LED scene lighting. Dealer: Jerry Hackney, Matheny Fire and Emergency, Chesapeake, VA.


Rosenbauer—Farmington Hills (MI) Fire Department pumper. Avenger cab and chassis; Cummins L9 450-hp engine; Hale Qmax 1,500-gpm pump; 750-gallon polypropylene water tank; Harrison 16-kW generator. Dealer: Bob Colter, Emergency Vehicle Plus, Holland, MI.


HME Ahrens-Fox—Swanton Village (VT) Fire Department 80-foot single-axle aerial ladder quint. HME Ahrens-Fox 1871 Spectr-MFDxl cab and chassis; Cummins X12 500-hp engine; UPF Poly 400-gallon water tank. Dealer: Glenn Davis and Pat Shaw, Lakes Region Fire Apparatus Inc., West Ossipee, NH.


Ferrara—Montgomery ESD 10, Magnolia, TX, tanker. Inferno cab and chassis; Cummins X15 565-hp engine; Hale Qmax 2,000-gpm pump; 3,300-gallon polypropylene water tank; Whelen lighting package; air-actuated 8-inch dump valves left and right wheel wells; 12-inch air-actuated dump valve rear. Dealer: Mike Covington, Lonestar Emergency Group, Houston, TX.


Smeal—Northwest Fire Protection District, Belleville, IL, 75-foot rear-mount aerial ladder quint. Spartan Metro Star cab and chassis; Cummins L9 450-hp engine; Waterous CSU 2,000-gpm pump; UPF Poly 500-gallon water tank; Elkhart Cobra EXM 7250 1,500-gpm electric remote-controlled nozzle; Smart Ladder System. Dealer: Bob Waller, Fire Apparatus Supply Team, Lincoln, IL. (Photo by Dennis Maag.)


KME—Quincy (MA) Fire Department 101-foot tractor drawn aerial ladder. Severe Service tractor. Cummins X12 500-hp engine; 101-foot Aerial Cat ladder; 500-lb. unrestricted wet/dry tip load rating; –7-degree low to 80-degree high elevation; pinable waterway; 94-foot horizontal reach. Dealer: Bulldog Fire & Emergency Apparatus, Woodville, MA. (Photo by Michael Boynton.)


Alexis—Rodman (NY) Fire Department pumper-tanker. Freightliner 114SD cab and chassis; Cummins L9 450-hp engine; Waterous CX 1,500-gpm pump; 3,000-gallon wet side polypropylene water tank. Dealer: Earl Bennett, Northern Fire Equipment Inc., Watertown, NY.


Midwest Fire—Owen County Volunteer Fire Department, Owenton, KY, tanker. Freightliner M2 cab and chassis; Cummins L9 350-hp engine; Darley PSP 1,250-gpm PTO pump; APR polypropylene 2,000-gallon water tank; three Newton 10-inch square electric dump valves with telescoping chutes; Zico electric portable tank carrier and 2,100-gallon portable tank; All-Poly™ tank and body construction. Dealer: Joe Hlushak, Midwest Fire, Luverne, MN.


SVI Trucks—Whitehorse, Fire Department, Yukon, Canada, heavy rescue. Spartan Metro Star cab and chassis; Cummins L9 450-hp engine; 20-foot walk-around rescue body; Onan 15-kW generator; Command Light CL series CL802A-W4 light tower; Warn 15,000-pound electric winch; OnScene Solutions heavy duty cargo slides. Dealer: Safetek Emergency Vehicles. Abbotsford, BC, Canada.


Toyne—Eagle Springs (NC) Volunteer Fire Department pumper. Spartan Metro Star cab and chassis; Cummins L9 450-hp engine; Waterous CSU 1,500-gpm pump; UPF Poly 1,000-gallon water tank; stainless steel body. Dealer: Tracy Melton, Melton Fire Group, West Jefferson, NC.


Pierce—Jacksonville (IL) Fire Department top-mount rescue-pumper. Enforcer 7010 cab and chassis; Cummins L9 450-hp engine; Waterous CS 1,250-gpm pump; UPF Poly 750-gallon water tank; Harrison 6-kW generator; breathing air cascade system with fill station. Dealer: Mike Yurgec, Global Emergency Products, Aurora, IL.


Ferrara—Total Petrochemicals and Refining USA, Carville, LA, top-mount pumper. Inferno cab and chassis; Cummins X15 600-hp engine; Hale 8FG 3,000-gpm pump; 1,000-gallon polypropylene foam tank; Williams Hot Shot 2-150-gpm balanced pressure Class B foam system; Williams Hydro Foam Ambassador 2X6 wireless; TFT 2,000-gpm Monsoon wireless remote with nozzle; surveillance drone kit. Dealer: Brad Williamson, Ferrara Fire Apparatus, Holden, LA.


Rosenbauer—Fenton (MO) Fire Protection District pumper. Commander 7011 cab and chassis; Cummins L9 450-hp engine; Hale Qmax 1,500-gpm pump; Pro Poly 750-gallon polypropylene water tank; Rosenbauer EXT aluminum body; low hosebed; Whelen emergency lights. Dealer: Brian Franz, Sentinel Emergency Solutions, Arnold, MO.


E-ONE—Tallahassee (FL) Fire Department pumper. Typhoon X Long cab and chassis; Cummins L9 400-hp engine; Hale Qflo 1,250-gpm pump; UPF Poly 1,250-gallon water tank; 30-gallon foam cell; Hale Class1 Smart Foam single-agent foam system. Dealer: Chris Beville, REV RTC/Hall-Mark RTC, Ocala, FL.


Sutphen—NASA, Kennedy Space Center, FL, SPH 112 aerial platform quint. Monarch heavy-duty cab and chassis; Cummins X12 500-hp engine; Hale Qmax 2,000-gpm pump; Pro Poly 300-gallon polypropylene water tank; Harrison 10-kW generator; driver side Elkhart Cobra EXM 1,250-gpm monitor with Elkhart SM-1250Ewith 248A stream shaper; officer side Akron 3483 Stream Master 2 manual 1,250-gpm monitor with Elkhart Select-O-Matic X-Stream SM 1250 nozzle. Dealer: Guy Lombardo, South Florida Emergency Vehicles, Fort Myers, FL.


KME—Atlanta (GA) Fire Rescue Services 91-foot midmount aerial. Severe Service 96-inch XMFD cab and chassis; Cummins X12 500-hp engine; 82-foot horizontal reach; 16-inch bumper extension with Warn 16,000-pound electric winch; Harrison 10-kW generator; Will-Burt Night Scan Extreme 6.0 light tower; IQAN motion control system. David Clark intercom system. Dealer: Ryan McDonal, Fireline Inc., Winder, GA.


Spartan ER—Houston (TX) Fire Department 100-foot aerial platform. Gladiator cab and chassis; Cummins X15 600-hp engine; independent front suspension; Whelen lighting. Dealer: Craig Russell. Metro Fire Apparatus Specialists Inc., Houston, TX.


Toyne—Nashville (TN) Fire Department pumpers (5). Spartan Metro Star MFD cabs and chassis; Cummins L9 450-hp engines; Hale Qmax 1,500-gpm pumps; UPF Poly 750-gallon water tanks; 25-gallon foam cells; Elkhart 240-125P Class A eductor foam systems; TFT Hurricane monitors with XG-18 Extend-A-Gun telescoping waterways. Dealer: John Lovell, Gulf States Apparatus Sales, Alabaster, AL.


Seagrave—Huntersville (NC) Fire Department Inc. 95-foot Aerialscope. Marauder stainless steel tilt cab and chassis; Cummins X12 500-hp engine; Onan 8-kW generator. Dealer: Thomas Yow, Seagrave, Rock Hill, SC.


CustomFIRE—Minneapolis (MN) Fire Department salvage vehicle. Freightliner M2 cab and chassis; Cummins L9 450-hp engine; 20-foot salvage body; 6,000-psi cascade system; Space Saver containment system; rear, driver, and passenger side roll-up style awnings; Hannay hose reels; pull-out compartment trays. Dealer: Scott Lumby, CustomFIRE, Osceola, WI.


Spencer—Portland (MI) Fire Department pumper. Spartan Metro Star cab and chassis; Cummins L9 450-hp engine; Waterous CSU 1,500-gpm pump; Pro Poly 1,000-gallon polypropylene water tank. Dealer: Grant Spencer, Spencer Manufacturing, South Haven, MI.


Precision Fire Apparatus—East County Fire Protection District, Cape Girardeau, MO, pumper-tanker. International 7500 SFA cab and chassis; Cummins L9 380-hp engine; Hale MBP 750-gpm pump; UPF Poly 2,200-gallon water tank; 3 Newton electric 10-inch dump valves; Zico electric folding tank rack. Dealer: Brad Johnston, Precision Fire Apparatus, Camdenton, MO.


Smeal—Morrisville (NC) Fire Rescue 75-foot rear-mount aerial ladder quint. Spartan Gladiator LFD cab and chassis; Cummins X12 500-hp engine; Hale Qmax 1,500-gpm pump; UPF Poly 400-gallon water tank; Onan 8-kW generator; Dealer: Steve Dill, Atlantic Coast Fire Apparatus, Murrells Inlet, SC.


Sutphen—Cape Coral (FL) Fire Department, SPH 100 aerial platform quint. Monarch heavy-duty cab and chassis; Cummins X12 500-hp engine; Hale Qmax 2,000-gpm pump; Pro Poly 370-gallon polypropylene water tank; 30-gallon foam cell; FoamPro 2002 5.0 single-agent foam system; Harrison 10-kW generator; driver-side Akron 3482 Stream Master 2 electric 1,250-gpm monitor with Akron 5177 electric nozzle; officer side Akron 3473 Gemini manual 1,000-gpm monitor with Akron 2499 and 3488 pipes. Dealer: David Stonitsch, South Florida Emergency Vehicles, Fort Myers, FL.


Seagrave—Nicholasville (KY) Fire Department 75-foot Meanstick rear-mount aerial quint. Marauder stainless steel cab and chassis; Cummins X12 500-hp engine; Waterous CSU 1,750-gpm pump; 500-gallon polypropylene water tank; Harrison 8-kW generator; Dealer: Dennis Downes, Fire & Specialty, Shepherdsville, KY.


SVI Trucks—Platte Valley Fire Protection District, Kersey, CO, Type 6 Wildland engine. Ford F-550 Super Duty Crew Cab and chassis; 6.7L 330-hp Power Stroke turbo diesel engine; Darley 1.5 AGE 100-gpm @ 170-psi portable pump with Briggs & Stratton 18-hp engine; 300-gallon polypropylene water tank; FoamPro 1601 single-agent foam system; Hannay F4000 hose reel; front bumper ground sweeps with 145-degree spray angle. Dealer: SVI Trucks, Fort Collins, CO.


Spencer—Hadley Township Fire-Rescue, Hadley, MI, pumper-tanker. Spartan Metro Star cab and chassis; Cummins L9 450-hp engine; Hale Qmax-XS 1,500-gpm pump; APR 1,800-gallon polypropylene water tank. Dealer: Spencer Manufacturing, South Haven, MI.


CustomFIRE—Oakfield (WI) Fire Department pumper. Spartan Gladiator cab and chassis; Cummins L9 450-hp engine; Waterous CSUC20 1,500-gpm pump; UPF Poly 1,000-gallon water tank; 20-gallon foam cell; FoamPro 2001 single-agent foam system; overhead coffin style storage pods; aluminum swing open hosebed covers; floor dry dispenser; front bumper extension with rescue tool and hose reel compartment. Dealer: Larry Grassl, CustomFIRE, Osceola, WI.


Marion—South Fulton (GA) Fire Department pumper. Spartan Gladiator cab and chassis; Cummins X15 505-hp engine; Waterous CMU 1,500-gpm two-stage pump; UPF Poly 500-gallon water tank; Task Force Tips XG18 Extend-A-Gun assembly. Dealer: Chuck Miller, Fearless Flames, Canton, GA.


4 Guys Fire Trucks—Canton (CT) Volunteer Fire & EMS, pumper-tanker. Spartan Gladiator cab and chassis; Cummins X15 565-hp engine; Hale Qmax XS 2,000-gpm pump; UPF Poly 2,500-gallon water tank; all stainless steel body, subframe, and pumphouse. Dealer: Jon Cares, Granite Fire Apparatus Inc., Pelham, NH.


Precision Fire Apparatus—Bower Hill Volunteer Fire Department, Scott Township, Bridgeville, PA, pumper. Ford F-550 cab and chassis; Power Stroke 6.7L 330-hp engine; Darley 1,250-gpm rear-mount pump; UPF Poly 250-gallon water tank; 30-gallon foam cell; Darley PSPC1250 CAFS; Command Light Shadow RT light tower. Dealer: Steve Darcangelo, F.A.S.T. of Allegheny Mountains, Somerset, PA.


Fort Garry Fire Trucks—Banff (Alberta, Canada) Fire Department top-mount pumper. Freightliner M2 cab and chassis; Cummins L9 350-hp engine; Waterous CSU 1,500-gpm pump; 960-gallon polypropylene water tank; two 30-gallon foam cells; FoamPro 2002 dual-agent foam system. Dealer: Taylor Young, Fort Garry Fire Trucks, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.


Danko—Sullivan (IL) Fire Protection District pumper-tanker. Freightliner M2 cab and chassis; Cummins L9 350-hp engine; Hale DSD 1,000-gpm Side Kick pump; UPF Poly 3,000-gallon water tank; two Zico PTS-HA folding tank carriers; two Syntex 3,000-gallon collapsible folding tanks; InPower VCMS multiplex system. Dealer: Dave Knobbe, Danko Emergency Equipment, Snyder, NE. (Photo courtesy of Mike Piper.)


1st Attack Engineering—Independence (IA) Fire Department off-road fire-rescue unit. Ford F-550 cab and chassis; 6.7L Power Stroke V8 350-hp engine; Darley 2-1/2 AGE 225-gpm @100-psi pump with Kubota D92 24-hp engine; APR polypropylene 350-gallon water tank; ROM aluminum roll-up compartment doors; Evolution 12V LED scene lights. Dealer: Jeff Cook, 1st Attack Engineering, Waterloo, IN.

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