Fire Apparatus

With the continued line-of-duty deaths the fire service is experiencing on the roadways, maybe it’s time other departments follow the town of Worcester’s lead and purchase or retrofit apparatus to perform this function.

Recently the department accepted delivery of a Seagrave tractor-drawn aerial (TDA) on a Marauder chassis. The apparatus is painted black over red, and the aerial ladder is also painted black while the trailer’s compartments have roll-up doors that aren't painted.

Rescue 11 is a 2014 Sutphen rescue-pumper equipped with roll-up compartment doors, a Hale 1,750-gpm single-stage pump, and a 500-gallon water tank. The rig is powered by a Cummins ISL 6-cylinder engine and has an Allison EVS 3000 transmission.