Kent Volunteer Fire Department replaced an older truck with a custom pumper created for the fire department by KME Fire Apparatus of Nesquehoning, Penn.
It replaces an older truck that was incinerated after it failed to start while the firefighters were trying to douse a brush fire. The older truck was already scheduled for replacement and money had been set aside for it in the town’s Five-Year Capital Plan.
The new truck, Engine 2, has a 2012 engine that carries 1,000 gallons of water and 30 gallons of foam. It has a 1,500 gallons-per-minute Hale pump on board and a Foam Pro 2001 foam system.
There are four different ladders on board, as well as a Command light tower, a 10 kilowatt generator and a remote-controlled deck gun. There are 1,500 feet of five-inch hose and 800 feet of smaller hose.
The truck has a number of technological improvements over the 16-year-old pumper it replaces. The pump is electronically controlled and it has an air prime system. There is a backup camera that includes both side views as well as the rear. All of the lights, except the light tower, are LED lights.
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