This heavy rescue delivered to the Woodlands Township (TX) Fire Department is built on a Pierce Velocity cab and chassis.
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.
This apparatus will be used to train industrial firefighters from across the world at the Brayton Fire Field in College Station, Texas.
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.
It replaces a rig purchased in 2000. It has a 1,000-gallon tank and a 1,500-gpm pump and foam system.
To standardize the fleet, the compartments were designed to store tools similar to their other apparatus. A multi-camera system was added to the Sky-Boom for more accuracy and quicker deployment.
Many of the compartments were designed with EMS in mind and include pegboards for organized storage.
The new fire apparatus will support the department’s efforts to standardize its fleet to allow personnel consistency in their response and service delivery.
Lieutenant Dave Mason walks around Chesterfield (VA) Fire and EMS's Enforcer pumper with a PUC pump.
Engine 1 began service with the Frisco (TX) Fire Department on February 20, 2019. The cab/chassis is a Pierce Velocity model with seating for five and two rear-facing overhead compartments.