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Chico (CA) Fire Department Gets Pierce Velocity TDA Quint

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Pierce Velocity Tiller-Quint

The Chico (CA) Fire Department had Pierce Manufacturing build this quint TDA to serve multiple functions, as well as for greater maneuverability in tight areas of its district. (Photo courtesy of Pierce Manufacturing Inc.)

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Pierce Velocity Tiller-Quint

The Chico (CA) Fire Department quint TDA built by Pierce is on a Velocity chassis with a Cummins 500-horsepower ISX 15 diesel engine, an Allison 4000 EVS automatic transmission, a 1,500-gpm single-stage Hale DSD 1500 pump, a 200-gallon United Plastic Fabricating Poly tank. (Photo courtesy of the Chico Fire Department.)

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Pierce Velocity Tiller-Quint

The Pierce TDA quint built for the Chico (CA) Fire Department can handle calls where a first-due engine isn't available, as is shown in this setup outside a structure fire call. (Photo courtesy of the Chico Fire Department.)

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Pierce Velocity Tiller-Quint

The Chico quint TDA has a Life Pulley Rescue System where there's an anchor point at the turntable and a rescue setup at the tip that can turn the aerial into a crane device. (Photo courtesy of the Chico Fire Department.)

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Pierce Velocity Tiller-Quint

The Velocity cab on the Pierce-built Chico TDA quint is 100 inches wide, allowing more room for firefighters and in-cab storage. (Photo courtesy of the Chico Fire Department.)