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Engine 131 was placed in service with the Farmers Branch (TX) Fire Department in October 2014. The fire truck is built on a Pierce Dash CF cab and chassis with seating for four.
Audio warning devices include a Federal Q2B siren mounted on the left front bumper and a Whelen Model 295SCSL1 electronic siren connected to two Whelen SA315P 100-watt speakers mounted through the front bumper. The front bumper also contains 150 feet of 1.75-inch hose connected to a 1.5-inch discharge on the right front bumper.
The TAK-4 Independent Front Suspension System is featured as is the Pierce Command Zone advanced electronic and control system.
This unit has a Pierce PUC single-stage, midship 1,500-gpm pump with PUC pump-and-roll capability and a 500 gallon UPF poly tank.
Crosslays (one with a 2.5-inch discharge and two with 1.5-inch discharges) are located in an enclosed compartment behind the cab adjacent to the pump panel.
The apparatus is constructed of aluminum with full-depth compartments and AMDOR roll-up doors.
The hosebed can accommodate 1,000 feet of five-inch LDH, 500 feet of three-inch hose, and 250 feet of 2.5-inch hose. A booster reel equipped with 200 feet of one-inch/800-psi hose is located in the rear tailboard compartment.
A Harrison 4.8-kW hydraulic generator is carried in a cargo area on the officer’s side.
The apparatus is powered by a Cummins ISL9 450-hp engine and an Allison GEN IV 3000 EVS five-speed transmission with pushbutton controls. The TAK-4 Independent Front Suspension System is featured as is the Pierce Command Zone advanced electronic and control system.
Warning lights include a Whelen Freedom LED light bar on the cab along with Freedom 24-inch light bars over each crew door. Whelen M6 LED lights adorn the apparatus body. Scene lighting is provided by Fire Research and Whelen lights.