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Fire Apparatus on Pierce's Blue Floor

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Fire Apparatus on Pierce’s “Blue Floor”

This TDA is headed to the Pooler (GA) Fire Department. The department decided to go with a tiller because of the compartment space allowed on this type of apparatus.

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Fire Apparatus on Pierce’s “Blue Floor”

This pump panel features low, easily deployable crosslays.

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Fire Apparatus on Pierce’s “Blue Floor”

A closeup of the valves for LDH discharges and the rig's deck gun.

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Fire Apparatus on Pierce’s “Blue Floor”

One fire company's logo.

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Fire Apparatus on Pierce’s “Blue Floor”

The fire company also had its logo sewn into its crew seats.

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Fire Apparatus on Pierce’s “Blue Floor”

Another example of the deep rear steps being spec'd on pumpers.

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Fire Apparatus on Pierce’s “Blue Floor”

This rig's ladder rack is on the driver's side.

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Fire Apparatus on Pierce’s “Blue Floor”

This ladder truck features accessible ground ladders from the driver's side and officer's side of the truck. Additionally, there is a complement of ground ladders through under the torque box.

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Fire Apparatus on Pierce’s “Blue Floor”

Some rig's feature removable hose trays in the running boards under the pump panels. More on removable trays is available at: <a href="http://www.rigspot.com/content/rig/en/articles/features/2016/05/riley-bins-and-trays.html">Fire Truck Bins and Trays</a>.

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Fire Apparatus on Pierce’s “Blue Floor”

One concern among apparatus specifiers is how to override the electronics in electronic valves in case of a failure. This photo shows a large-diameter rear inlet to the left and a small door labeled "REAR INLET OVERRIDE." Click to the next photo to view the override valve.

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Fire Apparatus on Pierce’s “Blue Floor”

The Pooler (GA) TDA carries more than 300 feet of ground ladders.

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Fire Apparatus on Pierce’s “Blue Floor”

Shown is the door open and the manual valve used to override the electronics should the valve be stuck open, closed, or somewhere in between.

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Fire Apparatus on Pierce’s “Blue Floor”

Pooler (GA) has taken delivery of five Pierce Enforcer rigs in the past 30 days. The department allowed each company to come up with it's own company logo for the new rigs.

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Fire Apparatus on Pierce’s “Blue Floor”

This front bumper configuration features a large-diameter intake on the officer's side and a handline discharge on the driver's side. the bumper is notched for the siren, and the 90-degree corners have been cut at angles for maneuverability.

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Fire Apparatus on Pierce’s “Blue Floor”

This view of the pump panel on the officer's side shows a bin for hose in the, two discharges, and a steamer connection. Above are two crosslays.

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Fire Apparatus on Pierce’s “Blue Floor”

This pumper has storage above the rear compartments on the officer's side for "rack" storage. More on rack storage is available here: <a href="http://www.rigspot.com/content/rig/en/articles/features/2016/06/rig-riley-rack-storage.html">Rack Storage</a>.

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Fire Apparatus on Pierce’s “Blue Floor”

this rear hosebed is set up for handline deployment.

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Fire Apparatus on Pierce’s “Blue Floor”

On the factory floor and the "Blue Floor," pumpers with larger back steps from which to work—if necessary—were prevalent.

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Fire Apparatus on Pierce’s “Blue Floor”

Narrow pump panels help reduce the overall length and wheelbase of a rig.