Deerfield Beach Adds ALS Engine To Fleet

Deerfield Breach Fire-Rescue Department has taken delivery of an E-ONE Hush engine
The Deerfield Beach Fire-Rescue Department has taken delivery of an E-ONE Hush engine with full advance life support capabilities.

About 88 percent of the calls the Deerfield Beach Fire Rescue Department, Deerfield City, Fla., make are emergency medical service calls, so all of its engine companies are staffed and equipped for Advanced Life Support operation.

And, all of the department’s apparatus are built by E-ONE.

The department recently took delivery of two new E-ONE apparatus, a Hush engine and a heavy rescue squad.

Deputy Fire Chief Tony Stravino said the department has six other E-ONE engine companies in its fleet serving a population of 85,000, and running about 21,000 calls annually.

“We purchase E-ONE apparatus because they are simply the best,” Stravino said. “These two new deliveries are part of a growth management report in which we have a programmed and systematic replacement of our fleet.”

The department operates out of four stations, employing 170 full-time fire/rescue staff, of which 148 are uniformed.

Deerfield’s new $386,000 engine is built on a Hush cab and chassis, powered by a Cummins ISL 350 hp engine and an Allison 3000EVS transmission. It has a 14,600-pound front axle and a 31,000-pound rear axle.

For firefighting, it has a Hale single-stage 1,500 gpm pump, a 500-gallon E-ONE poly tank. It is equipped with a foam system, a six-inch front intake and an Akron 1,000 gpm deck gun. It has a special slide-out dual 1.75-inch crosslay for repacking ease.

Other equipment includes an Onan 10,000-watt diesel-powered generator and a 3,000-watt Will-Burt 25-foot light tower.

Special equipment includes full 24-inch, top-to-bottom, compartments and full ALS emergency medical service compartments. It is equipped with all LED warning lights as well as interior and compartment lighting.

The fully staffed ALS engine companies assist the city’s six advanced life support ambulances and its ALS aerial platform. Stravino said the department has a goal of keeping its response times in minutes and it has 90 percent success rate.

The department’s heavy rescue squad is built on an E-ONE Typhoon cab and chassis, powered by a Cummins ISL 350 hp engine and an Allison 3000EVS transmission.

Its 22-foot rescue body has walk-up access to four coffin-style compartments on top of the apparatus. All warning and interior lights are LED.

It has a 9,000-watt Will-Burt light tower, a 12,000-pound Warn front bumper winch, and a 6,000 psi cascade system. It has two roll-down canopies and two water misters for firefighter rehabilitation as well as folding chairs.

“The heavy rescue squad will respond on all vehicle accidents, building collapse, heavy rescue situations as well as requests for the cascade system and as a rapid intervention team on all structure fires,” said Stravino.

The heavy rescue, outfitted with some miscellaneous equipment, sold for $463,000.

Ron Wilson, Hall-Mark, Ocala, Fla., sold both units.

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