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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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Specification Options

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

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Violet Township Fire Department Heavy Rescue

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Checkout the video below of the Non-Walk-In Violet Township Heavy Rescue.

Basic Rig Information:

  • Department Name – Violet Township Fire Department
  • City – Pickerington
  • State – Ohio
  • Type – HDR / Pumper
  • Product Model – Pierce
  • Chassis – Velocity
  • Engin – Cummins ISX12 / 500 HP
  • Pump – Pierce PUC / 1500 GPM
  • Tank Size – 500 Gallon
  • Foam System – Husky 12 Single Agent
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Strut Storage

Looking for some great information on compartment layouts for strut storage?

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Storing struts on an apparatus is always a hot topic during vehicle design and construction.  Mounting and storing struts vertically often requires a tall compartment. Struts with seals are best stored vertically.  If struts are not used periodically for training or incidents and stored horizontally, flat spotting on the seals is possible.

A new Facebook page that is posting some great material in some short video clips is National Fire Radio.  The passionate brothers post excellent tips on apparatus design, compartment storage, and equipment storage. Make sure you follow National Fire Radio on their Facebook page!

Poly Storage Boxes

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Forks Township Rescue 2541

Take a look at Forks Township Fire Department’s Rescue 254. While the rescue has a pump and a booster tank, it has tons of compartment space for all the tools a heavy rescue should have. The truck was sold by Fork Custom Fire Apparatus, Inc.

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Forks Township Fire Department — Easton, PA

Take a look at Forks Township Fire Department’s Rescue 254. While the rescue has a pump and a booster tank, it has tons of compartment space for all the tools a heavy rescue should have. The truck was sold by Fork Custom Fire Apparatus, Inc.

Below are links to more information about this heavy rescue:

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Chassis Model

  • Spartan Gladiator Chassis
  • Cummins L9 450hp Engine
  • Allison 3000 EVS Automatic Transmission

Fire Pump System

  • Hale Qflo 1250gpm Midship Pump

Booster Tank

  • 500 Gallon Poly Water Tank

Special Features

  • Front Bumper Extension with Hosewell
  • Removable Speedlay Hosebed
  • On-Board Powered Foam Refill System
  • Encapsulated Roll-Up Door Protection
  • Swing-Out and Down Rear Access Ladders
  • Top of Body Storage Pods
  • Adjustable Compartment Shelving
  • Pull-Out Compartment Trays
  • Pull-Out Drop-Down Compartment Trays
  • Pull-Out Tool Boards
  • Custom Tool Boxes
  • Air Bag Storage Sleeve Rack
  • Utility Air Hose Reels
  • Floor Dry Hopper Compartment in Wheel Well
  • Wheel Well SBCA Cylinder Storage
  • Rear Observation System
  • Harrison Hydraulic 12kW Generator
  • Power Rewind Electric Cord Reels

Vehicle Dimensions

  • Overall Height 11′ 1″
  • Overall Length 42′ 4″
  • Wheelbase 23′
  • Weight with Water 54,050 Lbs.
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