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VT Hackney/Freightliner Hazmat Unit

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VT Hackney Tractor-Trailer Hazmat Unit

St. John's County (FL) Fire Rescue went to VT Hackney to build a hazmat tractor-trailer pulled by a Freightliner M2-112 tractor with seating for four firefighters and powered by a Cummins 370-horsepower engine and an Allison 3000 EVS automatic transmission. (Photo courtesy of VT Hackney.)

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VT Hackney Tractor-Trailer Hazmat Unit

The tractor hauling the Hackney St. Johns County Fire Rescue hazmat trailer is a Freightliner M2-112 that can seat four firefighters and develop 370-horsepower of hauling power. (Photo courtesy of St. Johns County Fire Rescue.)

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VT Hackney Tractor-Trailer Hazmat Unit

The rear of the Hackney hazmat trailer has a low deck so the tail end can drop down in order to load and unload an ATV (all terrain vehicle. (Photo courtesy of VT Hackney.)

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VT Hackney Tractor-Trailer Hazmat Unit

The curb side of the St. John's County hazmat trailer has an man-sized access door to the rear compartment, where fold up seating and desk space can be deployed once the ATV has been removed from the space. (Photo courtesy of VT Hackney.)

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VT Hackney Tractor-Trailer Hazmat Unit

A separate room in front of the ATV housing area is set up to carry the St. John's County Level A hazmat gear, along with meters and other electronic equipment, to keep it isolated from the rest of the trailer's gear and equipment. (Photo courtesy of VT Hackney.)

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VT Hackney Tractor-Trailer Hazmat Unit

The top of the VT Hackney-built hazmat trailer for St. John's County Fire Rescue holds six coffin compartments, a Will-Burt NighScan light tower with four FRC 1,500-watt flood lights, and a low-lux color video camera. (Photo courtesy of VT Hackney.)

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VT Hackney Tractor-Trailer Hazmat Unit

Other equipment on the St. John's County hazmat rig includes a 25-kilowatt PTO (power takeoff) generator interconnect to the trailer with a 100-amp umbilical connection, two Hannay 240-volt AC cord reels with 200 feet of 10/4 yellow cable connection to four-outlet power distribution boxes and two L-5-20R 120-VAC outlets, and a SpaceSaver two-bottle SCBA (self contained breathing apparatus) fill enclosure with four-bank fill panel and four 6,000-pounds per square inch (psi) DOT (Department of Transportation) receivers. (Photo courtesy of VT Hackney.)

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VT Hackney Tractor-Trailer Hazmat Unit

The view from the rear of the St. Johns County hazmat trailer showing the ATV compartment and the light mast in a raised position. Note the door at the end of the ATV compartment leading to the room where the Level A hazmat gear is kept. (Photo courtesy of St. Johns County Fire Rescue.)

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VT Hackney Tractor-Trailer Hazmat Unit

An inside view of the command center area that is usable after the ATV has been deployed from the rear compartment. (Photo courtesy of St. Johns County Fire Rescue.)

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VT Hackney Tractor-Trailer Hazmat Unit

The curbside view of the Hackney-built hazmat trailer for St. Johns County, showing equipment stowed in compartments and an awning and light mast deployed. (Photo courtesy of St. Johns County Fire Rescue.)