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Glenn Dale (MA) VFA, Engine 18 (“Blitz Crew) - 2004 Pierce Enforcer 1250 gpm/gal.

This workhorse is equipped with a 150' 1-1/2" bumper line, rear pre-connects (200' & 400' 1-1/2", 250' 2"), an 800' bundle load and 1,600’ of 3" supply line. In keeping with the heavy workload of Prince George’s (“PG”) County, this rig’s maiden run was for a working fire in Glenn Dale!

“This ‘N That”

Volume I, Edition 10

Random rigs I have photographed during my travels across the Northeast!!

Kent (NY) FD, Engine 16-2-1 - 2006 Sterling/American LaFrance 1250 gpm/500 gal.

Operating as a rescue engine, it is equipped with Hurst® extrication tools, air bags, Res-Q-Jacks® and haz-mat mitigation equipment. In addition, it carries a thermal imager, CO & radiation meters.

Village of Patchogue (Long Island, NY) DPW - Amertek CFRV-1 600gpm/600 gal.

One of only 362 units built between 1987-1991 for the US military to provide structural/ARFF fire protection, this rig is now utilized by the public works dept. for watering plants and flowers.

Randolph (NJ) FD Co# 2, Rescue 32-24 - 1999 Peterbilt/Rescue 1

Responding districtwide, this rig is equipped for all types of special operations. It features a front mounted winch, light tower, four bottle cascade system with two bottle fill station and an air reel. In addition, a roof hatch provides access to rooftop storage compartments with haz-mat and ice rescue gear. Its’ impressive equipment cache includes a full complement of Hurst® extrication tools, air bags, Paratech® rescue struts, DeWalt® cordless tools including a cordless grinder & saw and an assortment of air powered tools (chisel, Wizzer® saw, shear and circular saw). For firefighting (including RIC assignments), it is outfitted with eight SCBA, multiple spare SCBA cylinders (twelve 60/twenty 30 minute), a thermal imager, two Partner K12® rotary vent saws and a PPV fan.

Hazle Twp. (PA) Fire & Rescue, Tower 5 - 1982 Mack/Baker 75’ Aerialscope

Originally serving Roslyn (PA), it was acquired in 2001. Responding from Station 2, it operates in conjunction with a 2009 Seagrave 95’ Aerialscope assigned to Station 1.

Special thanks to Randolph FD# 2 Past Chief Kevin Dunn and Kent FD Captain Ryan Piekarski for providing information on their respective apparatus.