Connect with us

Rescue Rigs

Honorary Firefighter Caden Welcomes Colorado Springs’ New Rescue 17

In service ceremony included swearing in of a special new honorary firefighter.

Published

on

Photos courtesy Irons and Ladders, LLC

Absolute Rescue kicks off its inaugural Rescue Rigs section with Colorado Springs’ Rescue 17 — placed in service on January 16th at a ceremony that also included the swearing in of a special new honorary firefighter.

Rescue 17 responds citywide to all technical rescues and working fires serving a population of 500,000 citizens. Staffed with a crew of four and supplemented by Engine Co 17 when needed for an additional crew of 4four Rescue Firefighters.

“Placing this new apparatus in service is an investment in the safety of the community. The truck exemplifies the quality and excellence that our World Class Fire Department strives to achieve,” said Fire Chief Christopher P. Riley.

Honorary Firefighter Caden T. Rose

Honorary Firefighter Caden T. Rose

At the ceremony, the Fire Chief and Mayor swore in 5-year-old Caden T. Rose as an honorary firefighter (see video below). Caden has a rare form of liver cancer and Station 17 has become one of his favorite hangouts. The crew has taken him under their win and presented him with his own custom set of bunker gear with his name and the company embroidered on it.

Browse Rescue Rig Gallery

Official CSFD Statement

Fire Chief Riley and the Firefighters from Station 17 were honored to bring some joy to a young boy who is battling cancer. Diagnosed with Tyrosinemia Type 1 at 15 months of age, confirmed liver cancer at 16 months, a liver transplant just shy of his 18 month birthday, he has been recovering from acute liver rejection since August 2014. Caden is immunosuppressed, so his interaction with others is limited. The time spent at the fire stations are what makes his days so special.

The Firefighters from Station 17 and 21 enjoy the time they spend with Caden. Caden has been obsessed with the Fire Service, he reads about, studies, and emulates Firefighters every chance he gets. When Caden is feeling up to it his Mom or Dad brings him to Station 17 or 21 for some training, foosball and “Firemans Coffee” (kool-aid). Caden enjoys showing us all how to roll hose, use an axe, and tie knots.

“Caden is an example of many of the characteristics we look for in a Firefighter; Determination, Perseverance, Dedication, Strength of Heart,” said Fire Chief Riley. “Today I am proud as the Fire Chief to present to Caden the title of Honorary Colorado Springs Firefighter”.

More About Colorado Springs Fire: Web Site | Facebook | Twitter

Mike Smith, Absolute Rescue's Editor in Chief, is a veteran of the fire/rescue service in Michigan, who also works in the automotive industry as a designer. Have an idea of suggestion for the site? Contact Mike here

Rescue Rigs

Poudre Fire Authority Walk-In Heavy Rescue

Published

on

Poudre Fire Authority, CO Walk-In Heavy Rescue

When spec’ing its new heavy rescue, Poudre Fire Authority of Fort Collins, CO chose a 26′ aluminum SVI body mounted on a 24″ raised roof Spartan Gladiator LFD chassis, which houses a powerful 600HP Cummins X15 engine. This cab and rear access walk-in apparatus is constructed with flush-fitting hinged doors and comes with a Command Light Knight Series light tower, Warn Zeon 8,000-lb. 12VDC electric winch, SlideMaster structural steel slideout trays, OnScene Solutions LED compartment lighting and much more.

Below are links to more information about this heavy rescue:

Overall Pictures

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

Compartments Pictures

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

Cab Pictures

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

Rooftop Pictures

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

Front Pictures

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

Rear Pictures

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

Continue Reading

Rescue Rigs

The Woodlands Fire Rescue Rescue 101

Published

on

Heavy Rescue

The Woodlands Fire Rescue has taken delivery of their new Rescue 101. This Heavy Duty, Walk-In Rescue is built on a custom Pierce Velocity two-door chassis with a full compliment of custom compartments, Harrison 20kW generator, Will-Burt light tower mounted on cab roof, full-width front bumper with rescue tools, and much more!

Overall Pictures

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

Compartments Pictures

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

Cab Pictures

Front Pictures

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

 

Rear Pictures

Rooftop Pictures

Continue Reading

Rescue Rigs

Snohomish County, WA Fire Dist. 7 Heavy Rescue

Published

on

Snohomish County Heavy Rescue

Checkout the new technical rescue for Snohomish County, WA Fire District 7. The rescue has a 20′ aluminum SVI body mounted on a 20″ raised roof Spartan Gladiator LFD chassis, which houses a powerful 500HP Cummins ISX engine and an Allison EVS 4000 transmission. This Heavy Rescue features a Command Light CL Series light tower, OnScene aluminum heavy-duty cargo slides, a Whelen LED warning and scene light package, Weldon Vista IV Multiplex touchscreen display and much more.

Below are links to more information about this heavy rescue:

Overall Pictures

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

Cab Pictures

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

Compartment Pictures

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

Front Pictures

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

 

Rooftop Pictures

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

Rear Pictures

Continue Reading
Advertisement

Sponsored By

Training Content Partner

Facebook