Rochelle (IL) Fire Department Adds New Toyne Pumper to Its Fleet

Toyne highlights the delivery of the latest Toyne pumper to the Rochelle Fire Department.

Toyne highlights the delivery of the latest Toyne Pumper to the Rochelle Fire Department (RFD) in Rochelle, Illinois.

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Established in 1877, the RFD has been serving the residents of Rochelle for nearly 145 years. Today, the department has 34 firefighters on its roster and manages nine apparatus. In 2014, they responded to nearly 2,000 emergency calls. The department’s firefighters will go through in-service training on their Toyne Apparatus before being officially put into service.

“This is a highly capable rescue/pumper, and it’s equipped with a wide variety of specialized hardware to assist the Rochelle Fire Department for a range of different emergencies,” said Bill Bird, Toyne Product Support Coordinator. “We’re proud to build an apparatus as robust as this one is.”

The rescue/pumper was stall-built at the Toyne manufacturing facility in Breda, Iowa. Constructed with bolted painted stainless steel, the apparatus body is made to stand up to the elements. Toyne mounted the body onto a Spartan Metro Star ELFD chassis, and the cab boasts a 24-inch raised roof. Under the hood of this commanding apparatus is a 380-horsepower Cummins ISL9 engine and an Allison 3000 EVS transmission. On the inside of the cab, there is seating for up to six firefighters.

Read more about this delivery on Toyne’s YouTube page HERE.

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