Photos and Description by Lindsay Dye
Engine 2 began service with the Prosper (TX) Fire Rescue in October 2016, along with new Station 2’s opening. A twin to this unit was placed into service at Station 1 shortly afterward.
The cab/chassis is a Pierce Impel with seating for five and two rear-facing EMS cabinets—one installed on the left wall of the cab and one on the right cab wall. The apparatus is constructed of standard aluminum with full-depth compartments and AMDOR roll-up doors. Rescue style compartments are located on top of the hose body. SCBA storage is located adjacent to both rear wheel wells.
Power is provided by a Cummins ISL9 450-hp engine and an Allison 3000 EVS five-speed transmission with push button controls. The TAK-4 independent front suspension system is featured as is the Pierce Command Zone advanced control system with WiFi. A Harrison 6-kW hydraulic generator (Hotshift PTO) and electronic control is located in a cargo area at the front of the hose body on the right side.
The apparatus has a Pierce single-stage, midship 1,500-gpm pump with pump-and-roll capability. The tank is a 750-gallon polypropylene tank with a 30-gallon foam cell. Foam capability is provided by Husky 3 system and a Hercules 140 CAFS. Foam is plumbed to the front jump line, the lower crosslays, the booster reel, and the right rear discharge.
The hosebed carries 1,000 feet of five-inch LDH, a 300-foot attack lay of 2½-inch hose connected to a gated wye with 150 feet of 1¾-inch hose connected to the wye. Three hundred of three-inch hose is for use with the Blitzfire monitor. The front bumper tray carries 100 feet of 1¾-inch hose connected to a 1½-inch discharge on the left center of the bumper. Crosslays (two with 200 feet each of 1¾-inch hose) and a 200-foot dead lay are located in a semienclosed compartment in front of the pump panel. A booster reel with 100 feet of one-inch hose is located in the rear tailboard compartment. A Task Force Tips Hurricane monitor (Model XFIH-E with panel and remote control) with a TFT Master Stream 1,250-gpm nozzle (Model M-ER) is mounted on top of the pump panel. Duo-Safety ladders (Model 900A 24-foot, two-section, Model 775A 14-foot roof, and Model 585A 10-foot folding) are stored in a tunnel on the upper left rear of the apparatus. A Little Giant Classic Model 13 ladder is stored in the right front body compartment.
Warning lights include a Whelen Freedom IV-Q LED Lightbar (81-inch) and Whelen M6 LED lights on the apparatus body. Scene lighting is provided by Whelen Pioneer PFP1 lights mounted on the body sides and on the brow. A Will-Burt Night Scan 2 light tower is mounted on the cab roof. Audio warning devices include a pedestal mounted Federal Q2B siren mounted on the left bumper area and a Whelen Model 295HFS3 electronic siren module connected to two Whelen SA314A 100 watt speakers mounted through the front bumper. A traditional fire bell is mounted on the right front bumper area.
Dealer: Siddons-Martin Emergency Group-Houston, TX
Representative: Russell Mabra