By John M. Malecky
Two hazmat trucks for the Honolulu (HI) Fire Department were
built by SVI Trucks on Spartan Gladiator ELFD chassis with 20-inch
raised roof cabs having five seats. Each has a 550-hp Cummins ISX
15 diesel engine, a 20-foot 2½-inch walk-around body, ROM doors,
a rear access roof ladder, a Carefree Mirage right side awning, a rear
cab desk with two pedestal seats, and full height cabinets. An Onan
12-k W diesel generator, FRC and Whelen scene lighting, and a
Golight on the cab roof are included.
The Nakusp (British Columbia) Volunteer Fire Department placed
in service this pumper/tanker built by Fort Garry Fire Trucks on a
Freightliner M2 106 4 × 4 chassis. It has an aluminum Crusader
model body, a 350-hp Cummins ISL 9 diesel engine, a Hale MBP
1,000-gpm PTO pump, a Pro Poly 1,700-Imperial gallon water tank,
an Akron Apollo deck gun, and Whelen telescoping floodlights.
Fort Garry Fire Trucks
The Gorham (ME) Fire Department has in service this P.L. Custom
Titan medium-duty ambulance on a Ford F-650 chassis. Specs
include a 170-inch body with drop skirt design and oversized
width. It has two Zico corner mounts (for SCBA) and a walk-away
bracket, a Vanner inverter with shore transfer, Whelen scene lights,
On Spot tire chains, and a Pro Vision camera.
P.L. Custom Emergency Vehicles
The Coventry (CT) Volunteer Fire Association’s pumper/tanker
built by Midwest Fire Tanker is on a Freightliner 114SD chassis
with a 400-hp Cummins ISL 9 diesel engine. It has a Hale Qmax
1,250-gpm split shift portable pump, an APR 3,000-gallon water
tank with two five-inch direct fills, three 10-inch Newton dump
valves with 18-inch telescoping chutes, a Zico portable tank carrier,
a 2,100-gallon Fol-da-Tank, Whelen scene lights, and a Hanscom
rear view camera.
Midwest Fire Tanker
In service with the Boston (NY) Fire Department is this New Hawk
Series heavy rescue truck built by Custom Works Fire Apparatus. It
has a Freightliner M2 chassis with a 350-hp Cummins ISL 9 diesel
engine and a five-seat cab. The 16-foot aluminum body has ROM
roll-up doors, transverse storage, and four coffin compartments with
a center walkway. It mounts a Smart Power 8-k W PTO hydraulic
generator, a Command Light, and Whelen scene lights.
Custom Truck and Body Works
Three Sutphen quints were purchased by the Birmingham (AL)
Fire & Rescue Service. One is an SPH-100 model on a Monarch
chassis. It has a 500-hp Cummins ISX 12 diesel engine, a Waterous
CSU 2,000-gpm pump, an Aquis 2. 5 foam system, UPF 300-gal-
lon water and 20-gallon foam tanks, and a Harrison 10-k W generator. The other two quints do not have platforms.