Firefighters with the New Hanover County (NC) Fire Department dedicated a 2021 Pierce Enforcer at a virtual ceremony last week, according to a press release issued by New Hanover County Communications and Outreach department.
The press release said Engine 19 is assigned to the county’s Federal Point Fire Station, one of eight the department operates.
NHCFR Chief Donnie Hall said the new truck has a 1,500-gallon per minute pump and a 1,000-gallon tank and is equipped with many new technological features. It’s powered by a Cummins L9 450-hp engine and has TAK-4 independent suspension. It also uses the “clean cab” technology to keep dirty gear and equipment from contaminating the cab by providing storage in outer compartments for transportation back to the station, the press release said.
The new truck also carries basic extrication equipment as well as basic life support gear for medical emergencies.