Travis County (TX) ESD No. 1 was seeking to replace a rear-mount aerial ladder quint with a more maneuverable mid-mount model and turned to Sutphen Corp. who built a SL 75 aerial ladder quint for the district.
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Lexington County (SC) Fire Services has put a Sutphen SPH 100 aerial platform quint in service in its fleet of firefighting apparatus.
David Rea, Cortland’s chief, says the department wanted to replace a pumper that Cortland had outgrown in terms of how much equipment they wanted to carry. “We purchased a new rescue-pumper from Sutphen Corp. through the Ohio State Term Schedule, which is a cooperative purchasing program that Sutphen participates in,” Rea says.
Modified by Darley, a global manufacturer and distributor for defense, fire and rescue vehicles, the vehicle will aid National Park Service firefighters in protecting Bandelier’s 33,000 acres that include ancient native lands and sacred sites.
The Bozeman Fire Department reported on social media June 5 that two new pumpers, originally ordered in August 2021, are nearing completion and are expected to arrive mid-summer.
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.
When the Clinton Township (OH) Fire Department chief approached Sutphen with a unique request for the department’s new apparatus, the manufacturer reached out to Kussmaul to help design a system that would fit the requirements.
Conway Volunteer Fire Department received a 1938 Darley, a fire engine it once owned 50 years ago, Sunday after it was donated back to Conway from Satellite Beach (FL) Fire Department.
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.