Gatlinburg Fire Department TN Enhances Capabilities with Fire Apparatus

The Gatlinburg Fire Department (TN) has taken delivery of a new 2012 Viper Quint, a 78-foot multi-purpose fire truck constructed on a Spartan Chassis.

The truck was manufactured in South Dakota by Rosenbauer, the largest manufacturer of fire apparatus in the United States.

Although a quint does require more staffing to carry out all its operations, the fact that it is a combination of ladder truck and engine allows the department to carry out operations more efficiently, allowing savings by utilizing a multifunctional approach.

A Quint fire apparatus prevents the department from duplicating fire engines and aerial devices in each response area, thus providing a significant savings to the tax payers over buying separate engines and aerial devices. The aerial portion (ladder) of the Quint allows for quick rescue from multi-story buildings and has a waterway for elevated fire suppression.

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