Medina (OH) Fire Department Purchases First Upgraded TeleSqurt® Telescoping Aerial Boom Fire Apparatus

SNYDER, NE—Smeal Fire Apparatus Co., a fire and rescue apparatus manufacturer, announced that the Medina (OH) Fire Department has purchased the first 65-foot TeleSqurt® telescoping aerial boom to be sold since Smeal’s acquisition of LTI assets. The new TeleSqurt is scheduled for delivery in late spring.

“The TeleSqurt seemed to be a perfect fit for our department. It gives us one-person operation. It’s more compact than a traditional aerial and provides the elevated master stream and rescue capability that we need,” says Fire Chief Bob Painter. “We have a great working relationship with Steve Spath and Fire Safety Services, the Smeal dealer, and know that they take good care of us. Steve’s personal commitment to us really stands out.”

“We’re very happy to be building this newly upgraded and updated TeleSqurt for Medina Fire Department. The TeleSqurt is a compact, rated aerial that lets departments respond with the maneuverability of a pumper. It’s ideal for departments that respond to a variety of fire and rescue calls, and it’s now been updated with our ultra-reliable electrical system and controls,” says Jeff Wegner, Smeal’s vice president of sales.

The new 65-foot TeleSqurt fire apparatus features a three-section extruded aluminum box boom, which provides vertical and horizontal reach with a short bedded length, short wheelbase, minimum overhang, and a high degree of maneuverability. The boom operates from 10 degrees below horizontal to 85 degrees above. Dual A-frame-style stabilizers are positioned in front of and behind the axles, providing stability with a spread of just 11 feet, nine inches for setup in tight streets, alleys, and cul-de-sacs.

Smeal’s QL-12 multiplex electrical system, electric-over-hydraulic joystick control, and LED lighting are standard. The TeleSqurt is equipped with a 1,500-gpm Waterous CMXC20 pump, 750-gallon water tank and is capable of flowing 1,000 gpm at the tip. Fold-down hand rails provide for a low overall travel height of 11 feet, nine inches to accommodate low station doors, aqueducts, and bridges.

Medina’s new TeleSqurt rides on a Smeal™ Sirius® chassis with a 199-inch wheelbase.

Smeal’s dealer, Fire Safety Services, Inc., in Huntsville, Ohio, sold and will service this new aerial. Fire Safety Services is led by President Steve Spath and known for its excellent customer service and technical support.

The Medina (OH) Fire Department is a combination department with four stations in northeastern Ohio. The 45-person department’s response area covers more than 35 square miles and includes a historic district, a significant number of industrial facilities, interstate highway, and residential and rural areas. The department’s fleet includes a Smeal 105-foot aerial and a Smeal custom pumper.

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