Piermont (NY) FD, Rescue 13 - 2008 GMC/Rescue 1

This rig was custom designed for use by the department’s underwater search & rescue team.

Plainview (LI, NY) FD, Engine 952 - 2007 Ford F550/Firematic BRAT 300 gpm/400 gal.

Measuring in at just 6’ 10” high to fit into parking garages, this compact little rig packs quite a punch. It features an extended bumper with brush guard and remote control deck gun, a winch with front & rear receivers, 3 SCBA seats & remote pump start in the cab, a rear mounted 60 HP/300 GPM pump with a Class B foam system, 100’ booster reel, an 1 1/2” trash line, two 1 1/2” rear pre-connects, a rear 2 1/2” discharge, 300’ 2 1/2” “deadlay”, 12 volt air compressor with 5 gallon reservoir, a 110 volt under hood generator, two 1000 watt floodlights and a Hurst spreader & cutter on a slide-out tray.

Nanuet (NY) Fire Engine Co. - 1846 James Smith Gooseneck Hand Drawn Pumper

Built in 1846, this rig was originally purchased in 1851 by nearby Piermont. It served until 1862 when it was sold to Nanuet to replace their original apparatus, an 1861 Erkes & Onderdonk hand pumper that proved to be ineffective for firefighting.









Fruitland (MD) VFC - 1959 Ford Galaxy Chief’s Car

Fully restored, this classic chiefs car is maintained by the company for parade purposes.

Hughesville (MD) Vol. Fire-EMS, Engine 22 - 2008 Pierce Velocity 1500 gpm/750 gal.

Goodwill FC, Centreville (MD), Tower 4 - 2008 Pierce Velocity 100’/2000 gpm/300 gal.

Protecting the county seat of Queen Anne County, Goodwill Fire Co. holds the distinction of operating the first motorized fire apparatus on the eastern shore of Maryland, a 1915 Studebaker department built pumper that served until 1937. Tower 4 shown above features a 200’ 1 3/4” bumper line, three 300’ crosslays (two 1 3/4”, one 2 1/2”), 100’ of 1 3/4” rolled in the platform and 1,000’ of 4” LDH.

“This ‘N That”

Volume I, Edition I

While sorting through the 10,000+ images in my computer, I often come across photos of apparatus that I have information on yet it is not enough to do a full profile of the department as I normally do. Since there are many “unyque” apparatus, I decided to create this feature article which will be posted regularly highlighting various apparatus. Hope everyone enjoys the photos - stay tuned for future editions of “This ‘N That”!!

Copyright 2009 Tom Rinelli

Copyright 2010 Tom Rinelli

Copyright 2009 Tom Rinelli

Copyright 2009 Tom Rinelli

Copyright 2009 Tom Rinelli

Copyright 2010 Tom Rinelli