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Posted: Mar 5, 2015

Recent Apparatus Orders

California

HME--CA Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, Davis, four model 34D pumpers. International 7400 cabs and chassis; MaxxForce9 330-hp engines; Darley LSPH 750-gpm pumps; 500 gallon polypropylene tanks; 20-gallon foam cells; FoamPro Class A foam systems. Sold by Ken Lenz, HME Incorporated, Wyoming, MI. Delivery in May.

Illinois

E-ONE-Bloomingdale Fire Protection District #1, 100-foot aerial platform quint. Cyclone ll cab and chassis; Cummins ISX12 500-hp engine; Hale Qmax 2,000-gpm pump; UPF Poly 300-gallon tank; FoamPro 1600 single-agent foam system; Harrison 6-kW generator. Sold by Andy DiVerde, Fire Service Inc., Naperville, IL. Delivery in November.

E-ONE-Chicago Ridge Fire Department, 78-foot SideStacker aerial ladder quint. Typhoon cab and chassis; Cummins ISL 450-hp engine; Hale Qmax 2,000-gpm pump; UPF Poly 500-gallon tank; Smart Power 8-kW generator. Sold by Pete Lombardi, Fire Service Inc., Naperville, IL. Delivery in May.

Alexis---Cornell Fire Protection District, tanker. Freightliner M2 cab and chassis; Cummins ISL 330-hp engine; APR polypropylene 3,000-gallon tank; Waterous PB18-3030C portable pump with 20-hp Honda gas engine. Sold by Stan Froelich, Alexis Fire Equipment, Alexis, IL. Delivery in May.

Alexis--Elkhart Rural Fire Protection District, tanker. Freightliner M2 cab and chassis; Cummins ISL 350-hp engine; Waterous CLVK 500-gpm PTO pump; APR 3,500-gallon polypropylene tank. Sold by Stan Froelich, Alexis Fire Equipment, Alexis, IL. Delivery in May.

Pierce--Fairview Fire Department, Fairview Heights, pumper. Enforcer cab and chassis; Cummins ISL9 400-hp engine; Waterous CMU 1,750-gallon two-stage pump; UPF Poly 500-gallon tank; 30-gallon and 15-gallon foam cells; Husky 12 Class A & B foam systems; Harrison 8-kW generator. Sold by Jamie Bennett, Global Emergency Products, Aurora, IL. Delivery in August.

Pierce--Genoa-Kingston Fire Protection District, Genoa, pumper. Arrow XT cab and chassis; Cummins ISX12 450-hp engine; Waterous CSU 1,500-gpm pump; UPF Poly 1,000-gallon tank; 30-gallon foam cell; Husky 3 Class B foam system; Harrison 6-kW generator. Sold by Jamie Bennett, Global Emergency Products, Aurora, IL. Delivery in September.

Pierce--Lockport Township Fire Department, two PUC pumpers. Enforcer cabs and chassis; Cummins ISL9 450-hp engines; Pierce 1,500-gpm single-stage pumps; UPF Poly 750-gallon tanks; 30-gallon foam cells; Husky 3 Class B foam systems; Harrison 6-kW generators. Sold by Vince Baudek, Global Emergency Products, Aurora, IL. Delivery in August.

Alexis--Blackhawk Fire Protection District, Milan, IL, pumper/tanker. Spartan Metro Star cab and chassis; Cummins ISL9 450-hp engine; Waterous CXS 1,500-gpm pump; Pro Poly 2,500-gallon polypropylene tank; 20-gallon foam cell; Waterous Advantus 6 single-agent foam system. Sold by Greg Landon, Alexis Fire Equipment, Alexis, IL. Delivery in August.

Pierce--Peoria Fire Department, 100-foot platform aerial. Velocity cab and chassis; Cummins ISX12 500-hp engine; Smart Power 8-kW generator. Sold by Jamie Bennett, Global Emergency Products, Aurora, IL. Delivery in June.

Pierce--Springfield Fire Department, pumper. Arrow XT cab and chassis; Detroit DD13 500-hp engine; Waterous CSU 1,500-gpm pump; UPF Poly 750-gallon tank; 20-gallon foam cell; Husky3 Class A foam system; TAK-4 independent front suspension; air ride rear suspension. Sold by Dave Oldham, Global Emergency Products, Aurora, IL. Delivery in September.

Pierce--Utica Fire Protection District, pumper. Impel cab and chassis; Cummins ISL9 450-hp engine; Hale Qmax 1,500-gpm pump; UPF Poly 750-gallon tank; 30-gallon foam cell; Husky3 Class A foam system; Will-Burt Chief NS1.8-600 WHL light tower; Harrison 7.5-kW generator. Sold by Larry Graves, Global Emergency Products, Au

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Posted: Mar 5, 2015

Recent Apparatus Orders

Alabama

E-ONE-Cullman Fire Rescue, eMAX pumper. Typhoon cab and chassis; Cummins ISL 450-hp engine; eMAX 1,500-gpm pump; UPF Poly 530-gallon tank; 30-gallon foam cell; FoamPro 2001 Class B foam system; Waterous 140-P CAFS; Harrison 6-kW generator. Sold by Billy Atchison, Sunbelt Fire, Fairhope, AL. Delivery in June.

Ferrara-Heflin Fire Department, walk-around heavy rescue. Cinder cab and chassis; Cummins ISL9 350-hp engine; 18-foot rescue body; Hale AP35 350-gpm PTO pump; UPF Poly 400-gallon tank; 20-gallon foam cell; FoamPro 1600 single-agent foam system; Smart Power 10-kW generator; Will-Burt Night Scan 2.3 light tower; American Airworks two-bottle cascade system. Sold by Mike Sims, Ferrara Fire Apparatus, Holden, LA. Delivery in April.

E-ONE-Madison Fire and Rescue, eMAX pumper. Typhoon cab and chassis; Cummins ISL 450-hp engine; eMAX 1,500-gpm pump; UPF Poly 530-gallon tank; 30-gallon foam cell; FoamPro 2002 Class A foam system; Waterous 200-P CAFS. Sold by Billy Atchison, Sunbelt Fire, Fairhope, AL. Delivery in June.

E-ONE-Fish River-Marlow Volunteer Fire Department, Summerdale, eMAX pumper. Typhoon cab and chassis; Cummins ISL 400-hp engine; eMAX 1,250-gpm pump; UPF Poly 1030-gallon tank; Will-Burt Night Scan Chief NS2.3-600LED light tower with four 150-watt 12-V Whelen Pioneer PFP2 LED light heads. Sold by Bob Wray, Sunbelt Fire, Fairhope, LA. Delivery in June.

Arkansas

E-ONE-Ozark Fire Department, pumper. Typhoon cab and chassis; Cummins ISL 450-hp engine; Hale Qflo 1,250-gpm pump; UPF Poly 780-gallon tank; 30-gallon foam cell; FoamPro 2001 Class A foam system. Sold by Chip Crooms, Sunbelt Fire, Fairhope, AL. Delivery in June.

California

Ferrara-Sunnyvale Department of Public Safety, heavy-duty rear-mount aerial ladder quint. Inferno cab and chassis; Cummins ISX15 600-hp engine; 77-foot aerial ladder; Waterous CMU 1,500-gpm pump; UPF Poly 300-gallon tank; 10-gallon foam cell; FoamPro 2001 single-agent foam system. Sold by Mike Doran, Ferrara Fire Apparatus, Holden, LA. Delivery in August.

Ferrara-Sunnyvale Department of Public Safety, two 107-foot rear-mount aerial ladder quints. Inferno cabs and chassis; Cummins ISX15 600-hp engines; Waterous CMU two-stage 1,500-gpm pumps; UPF Poly 300-gallon tanks; 10-gallon foam cells; FoamPro 2001 single-agent foam systems. Sold by Mike Doran, Ferrara Fire Apparatus, Holden, LA. Delivery in August.

Florida

EVI-West Palm Beach Fire Department, 24-foot USAR trailer. Deployment ramp; slide-out drop-down storage trays; Whelen lighting. Sold by Lee Potter, EVI, Winter Park, FL. Delivery in April.

Illinois

HME-Glenwood Fire Department, rescue-pumper. 1871-SFO cab and chassis; Cummins ISL9 370-hp engine; Hale Qmax 1,500-gpm pump; 750-gallon polypropylene tank; Smart Power 6-kW generator. Sold by Gary Hickman, HME Inc., Rushville, IN. Delivery in September.

Pierce-Merrionette Park Fire Department, 105-foot aerial ladder quint. Dash CF PUC cab and chassis; Detroit DD13 500-hp engine; Pierce 1,500-gpm single-stage pump; UPF Poly 500-gallon tank; Harrison 10-kW generator. Sold by John Kenna, Global Emergency Products, Aurora, IL. Delivery in July.

Pierce-Villa Park Fire Department, pumper. Impel cab and chassis; Cummins ISL9 450-hp engine; Waterous CSU 1,500-gpm pump; UPF Poly 750-gallon tank. Sold by John Kenna, Global Emergency Products, Aurora, IL. Delivery in June.

Louisiana

Ferrara-Monroe Fire Department, two rescue-pumpers. Igniter cabs and chassis; Cummins ISL9 450-hp engines; Hale Qmax 1,500-gpm pumps; UPF Poly 500-gallon tanks; 30-gallon foam cells; FoamPro 2002 single-agent foam systems. Sold by Shane Dulany, Ferrara Fire Apparatus, Holden, LA. Delivery in August.

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Apparatus Showcase

delivery of the month
Warrenton (MO) Fire Protection District
Rosenbauer-Warrenton (MO) Fire Protection District, rear-mount pumper. Commander 711 cab and chassis; Cummins ISL 450-hp engine; Waterous S100 2,000-gpm pump; Pro Poly 1,000-gallon tank; Waterous Advantus 6 PTO-driven CAFS; Command Light LED light tower; Rosenbauer GreenStar 11.5-kW APU; front-bumper crosslay and two preconnected hydraulic tools. Dealer: Brian Franz, Sentinel Emergency, Arnold, MO.

Pierce-

Pierce-Merrillville (IN) Fire Department, three pumpers. Velocity cabs and chassis; Detroit DD13 500-hp engines; Waterous CSU 1,500-gpm pumps. UPF Poly 1,000-gallon tanks; 20-gallon foam cells; Husky 3 Class A foam systems; Will-Burt Night Scan Chief NS 1.8-600WHL LED light towers. Dealer: Tyler Summers, Global Emergency Products, Whitestown, IN.


HME-

HME-Napa State Hospital (CA), model 18 rescue-pumper. 1871SFO custom chassis; Cummins ISL9 370-hp engine; Hale Qflo Plus 1,250-gpm pump; 850-gallon polypropylene tank; 20-gallon foam cell; Hale FoamLogix 2.1 Class A foam system; Akron Apollo 3433 monitor; Darley 1-1/2AGE 150-gpm portable pump. Dealer: Bob Becker, Fire Truck Sales & Service, Woodland, CA.


E-ONE-

E-ONE-Bellingham (MA) Fire Department, pumper. Quest ll cab and chassis; Cummins ISL 450-hp engine; UPF Poly 760-gallon tank; 20-gallon foam cell; Akron 125-gpm eductor foam system; Smart Power 15-kW generator. Dealer: John Buckley, Greenwood Emergency Vehicles, North Attleboro, MA.


Ferrara-

Ferrara-Humble (TX) Fire Department, heavy rescue-pumper. Igniter cab and chassis; Cummins ISL9 450-hp engine; Hale Qmax 1,750-gpm pump; UPF Poly 750-gallon tank; 20-gallon foam cell; Rowe Industries 200 CFM CAFS; FoamPro 2001 single-agent foam system; Harrison 6-kW generator. Will-Burt Night Scan light tower. Dealer: Ronny Allen, Hall Motors, Tyler, TX.


Midwest Fire-

Midwest Fire-Alexander (ND) Fire Protection District #1, quick-attack unit. Ford F-550 cab and chassis; Triton V10 6.8-liter gas engine; CET SM-PFP-20HPHND-MR portable pump; UPF Defender2C 400-gallon tank; Sidewinder remote-control monitor; Trident foam system; two Whelen Pioneer model PFA1 12-V LED telescoping lights. Dealer: Rick Peterson, Midwest Fire, Luverne, MN.


Alexis-

Alexis-Nauvoo (IL) Fire Protection District, tanker. International 7400 cab and chassis; MaxxForce9 330-hp engine; APR polypropylene 2,000-gallon tank; Waterous CXVK 1,250-gpm pump; Akron Apollo deck gun; Zico hydraulic folding tank bracket for 2,500-gallon portable tank. Dealer: Stan Froelich, Alexis Fire Equipment, Alexis, IL.


KME-

KME-Franklin Township (PA) Fire District #1, Somerset Fire & Rescue, combination rescue. Freightliner M2 cab and chassis; Detroit DD13 410-hp engine; 19-foot combination body; two interior bench seats

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In the News

HALE PRODUCTS, INC. is offering free Class 1 electronics, along with a five-year parts and labor warranty, with the purchase of a Qtwo two-stage pump. The free electronics include a Sentry pressure governor and Twister throttle control. "This offering is the perfect combination of the reliable performance of our pumps and the electrical innovations that are driving our industry. It's the complete package," says Bruce Lear, vice president of sales. "We're always listening to our customers and we're constantly looking for ways to provide not only the best products but the best solutions for their needs. This delivers on both." To qualify for this promotion, the pump must be purchased by June 30, 2015.


KME has received a Superior, Gold, rating as a top performing supply contractor for fiscal years 2013 and 2014 from the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA). The award is part of the Department of Defense's Superior Supplier Incentive Program. As a Department of Defense combat support agency, the DLA provides the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, other federal agencies, and joint and allied forces with a variety of logistics, acquisition, and technical services. The agency sources and provides nearly 100 percent of the consumable items America's military forces need to operate, as well as fire apparatus, construction, and barrier equipment.


Dalton Lingbeck   MIDWEST FIRE EQUIPMENT & REPAIR COMPANY (Midwest Fire) has hired Dalton Lingbeck as a new account representative. Lingbeck will work one-on-one with customers during the sales process and build relationships with prospective buyers. Lingbeck is a graduate of North Dakota State University with a bachelor's degree in marketing and business administration. Prior to graduating, Lingbeck completed a year-long internship with the air ambulance interior company Spectrum Aeromed in Fargo, North Dakota. During his internship, Lingbeck assisted with Salesforce CRM, project management, marketing executions, and Web site development.

Jean S. Smock   Jean S. Smock, CEO and owner of P.L. CUSTOM BODY AND EQUIPMENT CO., INC., has announced the promotion of Deborah Smock Thomson to president of the corporation, effective January 1, 2015. Thomson joined the company in 1978 and learned the business by moving up through the ranks under the guidance of her father, the late Martin V. "Bud" Smock. Thomson's promotion to president reinforces the long-range commitment the Smock family has to the ownership and future leadership of the company./td>

MAGNEGAS CORPORATION has received formal confirmation from the Special Operations Command of the FDNY that it has successfully completed testing of MagneGas® for use as a metal cutting and extraction tool and has placed its first order of fuel. As part of its overall strategy to grow fuel sales, MagneGas has identified fire departments and first responder units as suitable customers for the use of its gas because of the speed of the MagneGas cut, reduction of the heat-affected zone, and flexibility of use. The FDNY tested MagneGas for 18 months. The FDNY Special Operations companies will be adding a MagneGas setup to its arsenal of specialized lifesaving tools.


MOTOROLA SOLUTIONS, INC. has announced the successful implementation of an Advanced 9-1-1® text-to-911 solution giving callers a new method to contact emergency services in Kershaw County, South C

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East Freehold (NJ) Fire Company Takes Delivery of Long-Bodied Rescue

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It's the longest body Rescue 1 has ever put on a heavy rescue for a fire department, but it's exactly what was necessary to meet the requirements of the East Freehold (NJ) Fire Company.

Mike Marquis, vice president of sales for the rescue division at Rescue 1, says the fire company "wanted an all-in-one rescue truck" that could perform multiple tasks and carry the equipment necessary for it. "This is the longest body we've built to date-28 feet," Marquis says. "That meant a wheelbase of 278 inches and an overall length on the vehicle of 44 feet, two inches."

Two-Year Process

Nick DiNicolas, chief of the East Freehold Fire Company, says the company began spec'ing a new rescue truck more than two years earlier. "We needed to replace our rescue with a larger one because we needed to fit more tools on it," DiNicolas says. "We cover four highways in our town, and we've had a lot of bad motor vehicle accidents in recent years. We wanted to carry enough Holmatro rescue tools to face any situation."

The heavy rescue that Rescue 1 built for the fire company has a 24-inch extreme duty front bumper that carries a preconnected Holmatro combi tool and a Holmatro cutter, DiNicolas says. "Also, the rear compartments on both the driver's and officer's sides are mirrored in that each one has a 100-foot hydraulic reel; a portable power unit; and a Holmatro cutter, combi tool, spreader, and rams."

DiNicolas says the East Freehold truck committee designed the heavy rescue "so that no matter which way the truck approaches an accident, we can work from either side or the front of the vehicle." He notes that the rescue also carries two Holmatro hydraulic ports-one in the middle of the truck on each side. "We can go to work off of them too," he observes.

From Medium to Heavy

Jamey Pallitto, sales manager for New Jersey Emergency Vehicles, which sold the heavy rescue to East Freehold, says the new truck is a far cry from the fire company's previous rescue, a 1997 Ford medium-duty chassis vehicle with an 18-foot walk-in body. "They bought that rescue from us when their district was a lot of farm land," Pallitto says. "The area went through a major redevelopment in the last two decades or so with a lot of big residential and commercial properties being developed. Their call volume increased a lot, and they now have one main station and two substations."

Pallitto points out that East Freehold's truck committee noted it wanted its new rescue truck to be self-sufficient when it first arrives at a call. "They wanted to carry a little bit of everything on the truck," he says. "The community had a need for an apparatus of that size. He notes that building a heavy rescue with such a long body was challenging, especially with the many features the vehicle has. "It presents more challenges from the engineering and manufacturing standpoints," he says.

Watching Weight

Marquis agrees on the challenging nature of building long-bodied rescues. "The main issue with the 28-foot body was the weight distribution," Marquis says. "Engineering had to figure

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