Skippack (PA) Takes Delivery of Rescue-Pumper

SOURCE: The Times Herald

Some 25 years ago, the roads near the Skippack (PA) Fire Company were often the scenes of accidents as the roads were wide open and easy to speed on. To address the increased calls for vehicle rescues, the fire company purchased a heavy rescue truck with a variety of extrication equipment.

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As the area developed, the roads have become more congested, and the frequency of MVAs requiring rescue has gone down. With the rescue truck aging and in need of replacement, the fire company had to decide what type of unit would replace it. The fire company went with an MVP rescue-pumper manufactured by Ferrara Fire Apparatus.

The unit is bult on an Igniter cab and chassis with an extruded aluminum body. Its pump is a Hale Qmax 2,000-gpm unit, and it’s foam system is a Hale Foam Logix 3.3. It also features a 750-gallon water tank and 30-gallon foam cell.

The officer’s side of the truck is set up for rescue, and the driver’s side is set up for fire suppression.

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