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Calgary, AB Fire Department Heavy Rescue

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Calgary Heavy Rescue

Calgary’s new six-unit lineup features the department’s tried-and-true heavy rescue design. Each rescue is built on a Spartan Metro Star chassis with a 450 HP Cummins power train and an Allison 3000 transmission. An innovative feature, exhaust is diverted to the roof to redirect fumes away from on-ground crews. Each unit also utilizes suspension kneeling, which lowers the apparatus 5” for easier OnScene Solutions compartment access. Calgary’s go-to design includes a Holmatro slide.

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Strut Apparatus Mounting

Great ideas for mounting struts on your apparatus.

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Strut Mounting

A company called Poly-Tech America® makes mounting solutions for Paratech brand struts. Their patent pending Snap-Lock Strut Mounting System™ has been designed to help organize, install and protect your Paratech struts and accessories. The space saving design optimizes apparatus compartment area.

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First Due Fabrication LLC

Check out what First Due Fabrication LLC created to get 8 struts in a compartment that’s really only wide enough for 4.  First Due Fabrication LLC double stacked the struts 2 rows deep using polytechamerica mounts.  The outer row swing down out of the way allowing access to the inner set.

Below is are  Poly-Tech America, LLC strut mounts and polyboxes on Cheshire Connecticut’s Rescue 1.

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Lower St Croix Valley Rescue

Checkout the Lower St Croix Valley Rescue!

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Lower St Croix Valley Rescue

Spartan Chassis, Stainless Bolted Body, Waterous 1500gpm Midship Pump, Waterous ADVANTUS Foam System, 750-Gallon Water Tank, Front Bumper Extension with Hose Reel, Adjustable Shelving, Pull-Out Compartment Trays, Pull-Out Tool Boards, Slide-In Ladder Storage, Swing-Out and Down Rear Ladder, Roll-Up Hosebed Cover

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First Look: Cincinnati Fire Department Heavy Rescue

First Look at a new Cincinnati Fire Department Heavy Rescue

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Heavy Rescue

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  • Body: EXT
  • Engine: Cummins
  • Chassis: RBM Commander
  • Horsepower: 500
  • Axles: Tandem
  • Generator: Onan 20KW
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