Photos and Description by Lindsay Dye.
Truck 40 went into service with Dallas (TX) Fire-Rescue in October, 2014. This unit is part of a multiple aerial fire apparatus order which was delivered in the fourth quarter of 2014. The chassis is a Gladiator MFD (medium four door) with flat roof cab and the Classic model front end and grill. The cab features Spartan’s Advanced Protection System (APS) along with seating for four. The apparatus cab/body is constructed of stainless steel with full depth, custom compartments. Roll-up doors on the body are provided by ROM. Power is provided by a Cummins ISX15 500-hp engine and an Allison 4000 EVS-P six-speed transmission with pushbutton controls. A Harrison 10-kW generator is on board.
The aerial is Spartan’s RL-103-4-500 model, constructed of heavy-duty steel with a painted and spray-welded zinc coating. Features include outrigger laser guides, easy-access turntable steps, and dual-swing drive for the turntable. The steel waterway provides 1,000 gpm to a Task Force Tips Monsoon RC Model Y-4E21A-L monitor and nozzle. A full complement of ground ladders is stored in the torque box.
Warning lights include Whelen Freedom LED 24-inch lightbars (two on the front cab corners and two above the crew doors) and Whelen M6 LED lights on the apparatus body. Scene lighting is provided by Whelen Pioneer PCP2 Model LED lights. Audio warning devices include a Federal Q2B siren flush-mounted through the center of the bumper and a Whelen electronic siren module connected to two Whelen 100-watt speakers mounted through the front bumper.
All Dallas trucks are “dry” trucks (no pump or water tank).
Dealer: Metro Fire Apparatus Specialists-Houston, TX
Representative: Craig Russell