Fire departments running small pumpers and utility terrain vehicles (UTVs) can choose from a wide variety of slip-in skid units for their rigs. The makers of skid units work closely with departments to develop the types of skids needed for specific applications as well as for general fire suppression from smaller platforms.
Meadville (PA) Fire Rescue & EMS had a 30-year-old aerial platform and a pumper that were starting to have maintenance issues, so the department put together a truck committee to spec out a quint that could fill the functions of both an engine and a truck. At the end of the committee’s work, the department decided to purchase a Sutphen SLR 75 quint aerial ladder.
The end result is a Sutphen SPH 100 foot aerial platform built on a Sutphen Monarch heavy duty custom chassis with a 62-inch extended four-door flat-roof cab.
Sutphen Corp. has delivered a SL 100 aerial ladder quint to Opelika (AL) Fire Department that will replace a 25-year old rear-mount aerial platform, which will be held in reserve.
Its fleet consists of an engine, a rescue-pumper, an aerial ladder platform, and three advanced life support (ALS) ambulances, with the fire suppression rigs all built by Sutphen Corp.
W.S. Darley & Company has built a WASP quick attack tactical pumper on a Ford F-550 4×4 chassis with Super Single wheels and tires for Ringwood Borough (NJ) Volunteer Fire Co. No. 1.
La Junta (CO) Fire and EMS recently received a new Sutphen SP 70 aerial platform quint to replace a nearly-20-year old straight stick aerial, and the new Sutphen quickly proved its value at the scene of a massive feed store structure fire.
W.S. Darley & Company has launched a new technology division that will encompass all of the company’s current drone, virtual reality, and training programs, while expanding to meet emerging customer needs in the unmanned systems market. The new entity is called the Unmanned Systems, Metaverse & Robotics (USMR) Division.
The Harwich (MA) Fire Department has taken delivery on a new Sutphen SL 100 aerial ladder quint that replaces an engine and an aerial ladder.
By Alan M. Petrillo Sutphen Corporation has delivered an SL 75 aerial ladder quint to the Cicero Fire Department, making the rig the second Sutphen aerial in the department's fleet. Philip Vander Molen, owner and president of Vander Molen Fire Apparatus Sales and...
By Alan M. Petrillo East Haddam Fire Department has taken delivery of a SLR 75 aerial ladder built by Sutphen Corp., the first new aerial device in the department's fleet. Brian Auld, East Haddam's chief, says the SLR 75 replaces a 1997 Maxim aerial ladder that had...
By Jason S. Darley A mainstay in many metro fire departments and in the Darley product lineup for many years, the Darley EM 2000 has been the subject of an intensive product improvement campaign in the Darley Pump Division for the past two years. While many companies...