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Posted: Aug 29, 2019

Video: SVI Trucks Delivers Rescue-Pumper to Boulder (CO)


When spec'ing its new rescue-pumper, the Boulder (CO) Fire Department chose a 12' aluminum SVI-body mounted on a 10" raised roof Spartan Gladiator chassis, which houses a powerful 450-hp Cummins L9 engine. This rescue-pumper comes with a TFT Hurricane 1,250-gpm deck gun with wireless remote, 500-gallon water tank, single-stage centrifugal Class “A” fire pump, OnScene aluminum drop-down cargo slides, and  more.

For more information, visit https://www.svitrucks.com/portfolio-items/boulder-co-pumper-1088/?portfolioCats=20.

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Posted: Aug 29, 2019

Fox Lake (IL) Fire Protection District Alexis Side-Control Equalizer Pumper


The Fox Lake Fire Protection District, located in Ingleside, Illinois, recently took delivery of this side-mount Equalizer pumper by Alexis Fire Equipment. The rig is built on a Spartan Metro Star cab and chassis and features a 10-inch raised roof.

Features of the rig include: 

  • Cummins ISL9, 380-hp Diesel Engine
  • Allison 3000 EVS Automatic Transmission
  • Six-person cab seating with five SCBA seats
  • Heavy-duty stainless-steel body and subframe
  • ROM roll-up compartment doors
  • 22” front bumper extension with hose well
  • 1,000-gallon tank
  • Hale DSD150, 1,500-gpm pump

For more information, visit https://www.alexisfire.com/listings/side-control-equalizer-pumper-2367/.

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Posted: Aug 29, 2019

Video: Rosenbauer Offers Hendrickson Steertek NXT



Rosenbauer offers the Hendrickson Steertek™ NXT 45° cramp angle. It offers three ackermann options: 195" - 225" - 250" wheelbases. Why is this important? If your rear tires don't follow the geometry of the front steering axle your chassis will push or drag the rear tires across the road surface. Losing optimal rear traction, causing significant tire scrub leading to tire damage and early replacement.

For more information, visit www.rosenbaueramerica.com.

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Posted: Aug 29, 2019

Video: HME Ahrens-Fox AF-WUI Delivery to Salem Township (MI) Fire Department


The next step in the evolution of the Ahrens-Fox WUI, Wildland Urban Interface - the AF-WUI2, headed for service with the Salem Township Fire Department, in Salem, Michigan. Released to the industry in 2018, the AF-WUI offered departments with mixed environments the perfect balance of Type-1 Interface functionality and Type-3 capability. A high-clearance 4x4 chassis, wide Super-Single tires, hard-top coffin compartments, a clean, flat roof line, two booster reels, ground sweep nozzles we just a few of the features of this versatile woodland urban interface engine. The AF-WUI also introduced the Ahrens-Fox Water Distribution System, designed to save space as well as positioning discharges around the truck. The Salem Township Fire Department created its own version the AF-WUI 2, by lengthening the wheelbase by enlarging the water tank to 700-gallons and adding roll-up doors and speedlays.

For more information, visit www.firetrucks.com.

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Posted: Aug 28, 2019

Tacoma (WA) Fire Station Offering Opioid Treatment, Recovery Resources

A Tacoma Fire Department is becoming the first in the state to launch the “Safe Stations” program to deal with the opioid crisis around the clock, reports KOMO News.

 

Fire Chief Tory Green says the fire station is a “stigma free” setting where people can come if they are overwhelmed by other settings such as hospitals and treatment centers.

Tacoma deputy Mayor Conor McCarthy says the city becomes one of 39 in the country to address the opioid crisis in this fashion.

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