Houston (TX) Unveils Nine Fire Apparatus

Courtesy Fire Department

With this acquisition of these nine pumpers, the HFD’s fleet will now have an average age of seven years. This will bring our total number of Spartan Emergency Vehicle pumpers to 58 which brings us closer to this administration’s goal of standardization.  Standardization reduces the quantity of parts we stock and gives us greater negotiating power with parts supplier. Most importantly, standardization makes operations safer by increasing familiarization and efficiencies. Some of the features include:

  • 2000 GPM Hale single-stage pumps
  • 500 gallon water tanks
  • Occupant protection, including steering wheel airbags, driver’s and officer’s knees airbags, and driver, officer and crew area side airbags
  • Rollover, side impact, and ejection mitigation provided by outboard sensors that cause the airbags to deploy when any of these potential scenarios are detected
  • Back-up and right-side body cameras
  • Intercom and radio system provided through headsets, offering hearing protection and increased crew communication
  • Easy-To-Clean interior cab finish to aid in cleaning to reduce carcinogens left behind after a fire
  • 8 high visibility LED scene lights, two on each of the four sides of the apparatus to increase nighttime visibility
  • Ballistic vest hangers and helmet storage inside the cab so members can be properly protected prior to exiting the vehicle when necessary 

The Houston Fire Department would like to thank Mayor Sylvester Turner for his constant support and vision. 

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