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San Diego County Fire Heavy Rescue (USAR 44)

San Diego county’s new walk around Heavy Rescue has a strong aluminum body mounted on a Metro Star LFD chassis with a 20-inch raised roof and a Cummins ISL9 450-horsepower engine.

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Rescue Features:

  • Command Light CL Series Light Tower
  • Whelen Warning Light Package
  • OnScene Solutions Cargo Slides
  • Command Light Traffic Flow Board model V5
  • Girard G-2000 Automatic Retractable Awning Rear
  • Recessed Center Stairway
  • OnScene Solutions LED Compartment Lights
  • Amdor Roll-Up Compartment Doors
  • Custom Tool Mounting


Here is a link to the drawing for this rescue.

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