Sutphen built this SPH 100 aerial platform quint for the LaVale (MD) Fire Department. The rig is powered by a Cummins 500-hp X12 engine and an Allison Gen 5 4000 EVS automatic transmission.
The size an OEM is not necessarily reflective of the quality of the apparatus manufactured, nor does the size of a local dealership indicate the expertise and knowledge of its vendor that knocks on your firehouse door.
The North Evans WASP Max is powered by a 330-hp 6.7-liter diesel engine; has Super Single wheels and tires and a suspension lift package; and has a 320-gallon water tank, a 25-gallon Class A foam tank, and a FoamPro 2001 foam system.
The Detroit Fire Department (DFD) has officially reached Darley Demander status, setting the pace for Departments making the switch to Darley pumps.
The Petoskey (MI) Fire Department took delivery of twin custom Sutphen pumpers built on Monarch cabs and chassis and featuring 1,500-gpm pumps and 750-gallon tanks.
As an essential business, Darley has remained open during the COVID-19 pandemic to support our military and first responder customers by providing hundreds of millions of dollars’ worth of personal protective equipment (PPE).
How does Darley go about validating a new pump product it is thinking of offering for sale?
What they do may undoubtedly affect fire apparatus design, requirements, and capabilities in the future. It might be advisable to stay abreast of their activities.
Mandating service requirements is admirable. However, purchasers should realize there can be and probably should be a difference in providing “service” applicable to warranty issues and providing general “everyday” service and general maintenance capabilities.
PL Custom Body and Equipment Co. Inc. built this Type 1 ambulance for New Haven-Adams Township (IN) Fire & EMS on a Ford F-550 4×4 chassis with a 170 inch patient module with 72 inches of headroom, powered by a 6.7 liter V8 diesel engine.
The fire apparatus industry is taking a proactive stance when it comes to firefighter cancer prevention by designing new apparatus that makes it easier for firefighters to decontaminate after a fire.
By Darley Team What is the latest with C8 Class B foams? Is there a safer alternative?—Asked by Ted Soldan, chief, Otter Lake (MI) Volunteer Fire and First Responders Recent awareness of PFAS (per- & polyfluoroalkyl substances) environmental contamination is...