HME Rapid Attack Truck Delivered to the University of Notre Dame Fire Department

WYOMING, MI—The Notre Dame Fire Department at the University of Notre Dame, Indiana, has just taken delivery of an all-new HME Rapid Attack Truck. Also known by its acronym of the RAT, this pumper is built on an 1871-SFO custom chassis with a 12-inch raised roof, features a cab to fit a crew of four, is powered by a Cummins ISL9-330 diesel engine, and is equipped with a Hale Q-Flo Plus 1,250-gpm midship pump.

Notre Dame’s RAT uses HME Hydra Technology™, a 96-inch-wide cab with a 45˚ cramp angle for a tight-turning radius in urban environments, and stainless steel body for minimal corrosion. Other features include a 500-gallon polypropylene water tank; four-wheel Meritor/Wabco stability enhancement system; Allison 3000EVS automatic transmission with a pushbutton selector; a David Clark 3800 Intercom system with a remote headset station; seven-inch waterproof LCD back-up camera; a three-dimensional stainless front-grille; cab tilt road interlock; Gen II full-height interior EMS cabinet with a satin anodized roll-up door; deep adjustable shelving and hosebed dividers; a center hosewell in the bumper; brushed stainless steel pump panel; three crosslay beds; TFT model XG18VL-XX, 18-inch Extend-A-Gun; an Elkhart #8297-98, direct-mount, lift-off style deck gun; 140 cubic feet of compartment storage; 50 feet of hosebed storage, backboard storage; through-the-tank storage; and FoxTrax toolboards.

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