Description and photos courtesy of Lindsay Dye
Truck 7 began its service life in February, 2015, with the Irving (TX) Fire Department. It is built on a Pierce Dash CF cab and chassis and features the TAK-4 independent front suspension system. Seating for four is provided as are two EMS compartments on the left wall of the cab behind the driver’s seat. The EMS cabinets are accessible from the exterior through a hinged door behind the driver’s door. A Danhard A/C unit (15,300-Btu) mounted above the right rear crew door provides auxiliary cooling while parked in the bay. The cab and body are constructed of aluminum, and AMDOR roll-up compartment doors are part of the body package. Extra SCBA bottle storage is located above the rear wheel wells on each side of the body. The Pierce Command Zone electrical system is featured on the truck.
The fire truck is powered by a 500-hp Detroit DD13 engine and an Allison Generation IV EVS 4000 transmission with six speeds and pushbutton shifter. A Harrison 10-kW hydraulic generator is mounted above the torque box in the center of the body.
The aerial is a rear-mount, heavy-duty 105-foot stick constructed of steel with a steel waterway and Stokes box on the right side. An Elkhart StreamMaster (Model 3578) electric monitor and Elkhart Model 1577 electric nozzle are featured. Tec Niq green LED lighting adorns the aerial for nighttime operations. Left-side access to the aerial controls and aerial is with Morton Cass swing down steps. A full complement of ground ladders (one 35-foot two-section, one 24-foot two-section, one 18-foot and one 14-foot roof, one 14-foot two-section, and one 10-foot folding) is stored in the torque box.
The warning lights include two Whelen Freedom 24 inch light bars on the cab corners with Whelen M6 model LED lights located around the rig exterior. Whelen Model L31 HFRN LED beacons are mounted on the upper rear corners of the truck. Scene lighting is provided by FRC LED lights. Audio warning devices include a bumper-mounted Federal Q2B and a Whelen Model 295HFS2 electronic siren module with two Whelen SA314 100-watt speakers mounted through the right front bumper.
Truck 7 is the only “dry” truck (no pump or tank) in the Irving fleet.
Dealer: Siddons-Martin Emergency Group-Houston, TX
Representative: Travis Ownby
Article and Photos courtesy of Lindsay Dye.