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St. Louis Fire Department Walk-in Heavy Rescue

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The St. Louis Fire Department had a pair of Walk-in Heavy Rescue trucks built on Spartan Gladiator LFD chassis with a 24″ raised roof housing a Cummins ISX 12 500 horse power engine.

These trucks feature a forward walk-in design that is fit with custom interior cabinetry. The truck is also fitted with an alternative power unit to make it more efficient.  The compartment areas are specialized for equipment mounting designed custom by SVI including a compartment made specifically for Paratech Shoring Equipment. The truck also features a CL Series Command Light Tower with a Whelen Mini-Legacy Light Bar fit at the top.

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Fort Worth, TX Fire Department Heavy Rescue

Here’s another SVI Truck headed to the Lone Star state.  This Tandem Rear Axle Heavy Rescue was built for Fort Worth, Texas. It features a

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Here’s another SVI Truck headed to the Lone Star state.  This Tandem Rear Axle Heavy Rescue was built for Fort Worth, Texas. It features a 24′ aluminum body with a walk-in area, all mounted on a Spartan Gladiator LFD chassis with a 24-inch raised roof and powered by a Cummins X15 505HP engine. This truck features a powerful 180,000-lumen LED Command Light CL602A-W4 light tower, a Holmatro Core rescue tool system, OnScene Solutions heavy-duty aluminum cargo slides and much more!

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Violet Township Fire Department Heavy Rescue

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Heavy Rescue

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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Strut Storage

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!

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