Castine (ME) Fire and Rescue Takes Delivery of Midwest Fire Tanker-Pumper

After a 2,000 mile trip from the Midwest Fire factory, Castine (ME) Fire and Rescue’s new tanker-pumper was recently placed in service.

It features a 3,000-gallon tank and a 1,000-gpm pump. It is built on an International cab and chassis.

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To help pay for the new fire apparatus, the department received an approximately $300,000 AFG grant. The grant stipulated a 5% match from the town.

The new truck replaces a 1983 tanker that was fabricated by members of the department. It was originally built on a Cevy truck chassis and rechassied on a Freightliner chassis in the 1990s.

Other specs for the new truck include:

  • International HV-607 Chassis
  • NFPA Compliant, 3,000-Gallon POLYPROPYLENE Tank. (Lifetime Warranty)
  • Hale MBP 1000 PTO Pump
  • Side Control Pump Configuration
  • Zico Electric Portable Tank Carrier and 3,000-Gallon Portable Tank
  • Kussmaul Air and Battery Conditioner w/ Auto Eject
  • Whelen LED Warning Light Package & Siren/Speaker
  • Rear View Safety Camera

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