Plano (TX) Fire Department 2014 Rosenbauer Commander Aerial Walk-Around


Truck 1 went into service with the Plano (TX) Fire Department in November, 2014. The cab (eight-inch roof and chassis are the Rosenbauer RBM Commander model with cab seating for six provided. Both the cab and the FX Model body are constructed of extruded aluminum, and roll-up compartment doors are part of the body package. Power is provided by a 500-hp Cummins ISX 12 engine and an Allison EVS 4000 five-speed transmission with push button shifter. The Greenstar Idle Reduction System, which provides extended on scene operation without the chassis engine running, is featured as well. 

The apparatus has a Waterous CSC20C 1,250-gpm pump (midship) and a 300-gallon polypropylene tank. Dual 1¾-inch crosslays with 400 feet of hose are located in the front bumper tray. The bed carries 500 feet of five-inch large-diameter hose. Foam capabilities include a FoamPro system with a 20-gallon foam cell.  

The aerial is a rear-mount, 109-foot Viper model constructed of 100,000-psi painted galvanized steel with a Stokes box mounted on the officer side of the aerial. LED ladder rung lighting and an Akron electric monitor complete the aerial features. Rosenbauer’s SMART Aerial technology is featured on this rig. This system includes ladder auto bedding, anticollision controls for cab and body, safe short jacking capabilities, and feather-operated controls. The command pedestal for this is mounted on the upper left corner of the truck. Heavy-duty galvanized outriggers and a galvanized torque box are standard features. A full complement of ground ladders is stored in the torque box.

The warning lights include a Whelen Freedom light bar along with Whelen M6 LED lights around the rig exterior. Scene lighting is provided by Whelen Pioneer Super LED lights. Audio warning devices include a bumper flush-mount Federal Q2B and a Whelen electronic siren module with two Federal Dynamax speakers mounted through the corners of the front bumper.

Dealer:  DACO Fire Equipment, Inc., Fort Worth, Texas

Representative:  Wes Dobmeier

Description and Photos courtesy of Lindsay Dye.

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