Many of the compartments were designed with EMS in mind and include pegboards for organized storage.
The St. Charles (IL) Fire Department, located in the western suburbs of Chicago, runs a fleet of three engines and an aerial ladder made by Pierce Manufacturing, so when it wanted to replace an engine, it turned again to Pierce to build the unit.
This apparatus is the department's second apparatus equipped with a PUC pump.
To deal with the water supply issues of the rural area, the department has installed a 750-gallon tank along with Hercules CAFS, complementing the Husky 3 Foam System.
Village of Niles (IL) Fire Department PUC pumper. Dash CF cab and chassis; Detroit DD13 505-hp engine; Pierce 1,500-gpm single-stage; UPF Poly 500-gallon tank.