Engine Rescue 814′s replacement is on the way to us from Pierce Manufacturing. The Pleasant Gap Fire Company and especially the members of the Truck Committee are very excited that this new apparatus will be in service soon. We’re definitely expecting delivery and final tool mounting to be done in plenty of time for the Pleasant Gap Fire Company Carnival in late July.
Jim Broyles from Tyler Fire Equipment put together a nice summary and sent us a couple of pics from our truck committee’s recent visit and final inspection. Jim says:
Just returned from Appleton, WI and the Final Inspection for the Pleasant Gap Volunteer Fire Department rescue/pumper. This one is a beauty….over two years in the planning and design It is built on a Pierce custom ArrowXT 8-man cab, 500 HP DD13 engine/Allison 4000 EVS 6-Speed Automatic transmission, 1500 gpm pump, 680 gallon water tank and a 20 gallon Class A Foam tank, Pierce Husky 3 Foam System. Extended front “Chicago style” bumper with a 12,000 lb. winch, front suction, 1.75″ front bumper preconnect, a Federal Q mechanical siren and PowerCall electronic siren along with two Groover Stuttertone air horns also mounted on that beautiful front bumper. All LED Whelen “M” Series warning lights and the LED Roto-Ray that will blind you if you look at it! It has a 25kW hydraulic generator powering a 6kW light tower and 2-750 watt tripods scene lights on the rear bulkhead, carries an Amkus electric Simo hydraulic pump pureconnected to 2 hydraulic hose reels with an Amkus spreader and cutter, Atlas/Copac electrically powered air tool compressor connected an air reel. It also includes the new Whelen Pioneer LED Scene Lights on the front brow and each side of the body. Each compartment was custom designed by the fire fighters and features all sorts of drawers, toolboards, trays, and bins. I could continue with more features on Engine 814 but I’ll stop here……..!
My customer (6 fire company members) and I spent two days at the factory doing the Final Inspection prior to the truck being delivered. The inspection process went very well and they were very happy firefighters when we left Appleton Saturday morning.
I have attached a couple of photos……the truck will be in Pleasant Gap soon so stop in and check it out.
Many thanks to the Pleasant Gap Volunteer Fire Department and their Truck Committee.
Well, certainly many thanks to you Jim … and to Tyler Fire Equipment and Pierce Manufacturing. We’re looking forward to putting this new Engine/Rescue to work.