For its newest aerial, Manassas (VA) Fire and Rescue went with its first midmount platform, a Pierce Ascendant 100-footer built on an Arrow XT cab and chassis.
Today's Photo of the Day is this Pierce Arrow XT pumper. Click the pic for more information.
The department chose the Arrow XT and added TAK-4® Independent Front and Rear Suspension. Since this apparatus will be serving as a rescue, the tandem axle was chosen for increased load capacity for rescue equipment, added braking capacity and improved winter driving.
Pierce Manufacturing has secured an order for an Ascendant® 100” Heavy-Duty Aerial Tower built on an Arrow XT™ custom chassis from Charleston Fire Department in South Carolina.
Pierce Manufacturing and PACCAR have collaborated to make MX-13 big block engines exclusively available to the fire service on Pierce® Arrow XT™, Enforcer™, and Velocity® chassis.
Pierce dealer L’Arsenal based out of Drummondville, Quebec, announced that L’Arsenal has secured a four-year contract with Quebec City to provide fire apparatus.
This is Alameda County (CA) Fire’s Arrow XT pumper with General Services Manager Pete Pegadiotes providing a rundown of the rig.
Lake Villa (IL) Fire Protection District 107-foot Ascendant aerial quint. Arrow XT cab and chassis; Detroit DD13 525-hp engine; and Waterous CMU 2,000-gpm pump.
This rig is designed with frontal impact and side roll protection for safety and a short wheelbase to help with the turning radius.
Multiple rescue capabilities include carrying rope rescue equipment, Paratech air bags for some collapse situations, an array of Genesis hydraulic rescue tools, ladders, multiple types of saws, support tools for confined space entry, a portable breathing air unit, and hazmat equipment.