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Volume I, Edition 12 (Summer of ’16 Edition)

Random rigs I have photographed during the Summer of 2016!!

North Babylon (LI, NY) FC, Brush 1-8-9 - 1995 International 4900/Southern Coach

While the Long Island, NY region is known for its’ “stumpjumpers” (ex-GI 2.5 and 5 ton chassis with custom built heavy duty roll cages for penetrating deep into the seat of a fire), this rig is particularly “unyque”. Based on the popular design used in Florida (the builder was based in that state), it utilizes an extended heavily reinforced front bumper/roll cage complete with riding positions. This front bumper proved its’ worth while used extensively during Hurricane Sandy providing mutual aid in the waterfront community of Lindenhurst which experienced significant flooding - the apparatus was “nosed in” to flooded homes to pick off stranded residents.

New York City Office of Emergency Management

ICC-1 (Interagency Command Center) - 1997 Prevost

Utilized to coordinate the operations of multiple emergency response agencies during the myriad of incidents that occur in New York City on a daily basis, this rig features a communications area in the front as well as a large conference room in the rear. Due to considerable use, OEM is now beginning to look into a replacement for this unit and its‘ “unyque” mission.

North Hoosick (NY) FD, ETA (Engine-Tanker) 23-6

2001 International 4900/Boise Mobile Equipment 1250 gpm/1500gal.

Assigned first due to all alarms, it is equipped with a dump chute to rapidly offload its’ 1500 gallon tank, Class A foam, 2” attack and 5” LDH supply lines, a thermal imager and Hurst® extrication tools. This rig is supplemented by two front mount pumpers equipped with four wheel drive and LDH hose reels for rural water supply operations.

Lower Southampton FD, Trevose (PA)

Special Service 6 (Marine Rescue) - 2007 Ford F550/Supreme Corp.

Featuring a custom modified walk-in utility box, this rig was designed to be a true “do-it-all”. Accordingly, it is equipped for swiftwater/dive rescue, firefighting support (including 6 SCBA), cascade (two bottle fill station) and salvage operations.

Rescue 6 - 2002 Pierce Quantum 2000 gpm/750 gal./40 gal. foam

Responding first due for rescue calls, this rig features a pre-connected Amkus® spreader and cutter, air bags and Res-Q-Jack® struts. In addition, it is equipped for multiple disciplines of technical rescue including low/high angle rope, confined space, man-in-machine entrapments and RIT response.

Niagara Hose Co# 6, City of Burlington (NJ)

Rescue 68 - 2007 Ford F550/Marion - Utility 69 - 2006 Ford F550/Odyssey Emer. Veh. 

Rescue 68 is equipped with both Hurst® & Amkus® extrication tools, air bags and Paratech® rescue struts while Utility 69 which originally served the City of Burlington Police Emergency Service Unit is equipped for marine rescue (towing an inflatable boat) and a snowplow for inclement weather.

Special thanks are extended to the officers and members of the departments represented above for positioning the apparatus for photos and providing background information.