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Garwood Gets First Aerial Piece

By John Malecky, Senior Columnist | January 01, 2020 | NEW JERSEY

Story No. 010820109


By John M. Malecky February, 2020


In Union County, the Borough of Garwood, with an area of 425-acres, has placed into service their first aerial device. According to the fire chief it was bought to provide aerial capabilities for accessing all existing structures and addressing future development. It replaces a 1973 Hahn 1000-GPM pumper. The all volunteer fire department also has a 1993 Pierce quadruple combination pumper, which remains an active piece. The new truck is a 2019 Spartan/Smeal 100-foot platform mounted on a Gladiator MFD chassis. Specs include a Cummins ISX 15, 600 hp diesel engine, Waterous CSU 200-GPM pump, UPF 300-gallon water tank and a Harrison 10 kw hydraulic generator. The platform mounts a TFT Monsoon RC monitor.

Other featured photos include two Port Authority of NY & NJ Oshkosh Stryker crash trucks protecting Teterboro Airport in Bergen County. Designated Rescue 51 and 52, they have identical specs except that one has a 50-foot Snozzle and the other a 10 kw generator and Command Light. Teterboro is 1.1-square-miles, most of which is the airport. I once heard many years ago that there were only about seven private homes, with at the time about 21 people. There are also a number of businesses and industries. Outside of the airport Hasbrouck Heights provide fire protection and EMS. Then we feature a Ferrara HD-77 quint in Spring Lake Heights (Monmouth County), which replaced a 1990 102-foot Grumman rear-mount platform with 1500-GPM pump (no tank), which once served Colonie, NY. The new quint is now their first out piece. Next is another Pierce pumper for West Orange in Essex County. It is assigned to Engine 2, but was photographed at headquarters due to more space. A new E-ONE pumper in Middlesex Boro is also featured, replacing a Mack CF pumper which has a Glider Kit rebuild. Finally, we have Greenwich (Cumberland County) International/KME pumper/tanker, which replaced an elliptical tanker that had an updated chassis under an older tank.

In Mount Olive Township (Morris County), Budd Lake’s former Squad 56, the 2003 Seagrave Marauder 1500/1000 pumper, now serves with the Greeley, PA Volunteer Fire Department in Pike County.

In dealer news, Firefighter 1 reports the following Ferrara apparatus in production: a Cinder pumper with extruded aluminum body, Hale Qmax 2000-GPM pump and 750-gallon water tank for Belleville and a Cinder pumper with extruded aluminum body, Hale Qmax 1750-GPM pump and 1000-gallon water tank for Essex Fells (both Essex County), an Inferno pumper/tanker with extruded aluminum body, Hale Qflo Plus 1250-GPM pump and 3000-gallon water tank for Jefferson Township FC 2 in Morris County, and an Ultra heavy rescue with extruded aluminum body for Wildwood City (Cape May County).

Defender Emergency Products has made the following Rosenbauer deliveries: to Cape May County, to Woodbine, a pumper on a Warrior chassis with four full length cab doors, eight-inch raised roof and six seats. Specs include a Cummins L9, 450 hp diesel engine, Waterous CSU20, 2000-GPM pump, Foam Pro 1600 system with 20-gallon tank, 1000-gallon water tank, Rosenbauer CT 3/16 body, full Whelen LED lighting package, Harrison 8 kw generator and Hurst hydraulic reels. To Cape May Courthouse (Lower Township), a 101-foot Cobra rear-mount aerial platform. Specs include a Commander chassis with 70-inch long cab, six seats, eight-inch raised roof, barrier free cab doors, Cummins ISX 15, 505 hp diesel engine, Smart Aerial Technology, wireless radio remote operation, full Whelen LED lighting package, Waterous CSUC20, 2000-GPM pump, 300-gallon water tank, Rosenbauer 3/16 FX body and Harrison 8 kw generator. Also in Lower Township, the Villas VFC received a special service/Dive unit on a Dodge Ram 5500, 4x4 chassis. Specs include hitch receivers, electric winch, six seat walk-in Rosenbauer FX body, custom SCUBA storage and custom roof top board storage. To Atlantic City (Atlantic County), a 100-foot mid-mount tower. Specs include a Commander chassis with four door six seat cab, barrier free doors, eight-inch raised roof, Cummins ISX 15, 505 hp diesel engine, 24-inch front bumper for rescue tool storage, Rosenbauer FX body, transverse compartments, Smart Aerial Technology, Aerial wireless remote control, and full Whelen LED lighting package. They delivered to the Township or North Bergen (Hudson County), a Medix Metro Express RP90 Type III ambulance on a Ford E-350 chassis. Specs include a 6.8 liter V-10 gas engine, ASA camera system, Anti-Theft and EVS Child Safety Seat. They received an order from Valley Medical Transport in Pine Brook (Morris County), for a Medix Transit Type II van. Specs include a Ford 250 MR Transit chassis, 3.7L. Ti-VCT gas engine, all aluminum interior, high capacity up-draft heat/AC system and Ferno Stat Trac cot mount. Rosenbauer orders include for the Bayview VFC (Galloway Township), a pumper on a Commander chassis. Specs include a six seat cab with eight-inch raised roof, full length cab doors, Cummins L9, 450 hp diesel engine, Full Whelen LED lighting package, Waterous CXVC20, 1500-GPM pump, Foam Pro 1600 system with 20-gallon tank, 1000-gallon water tank and Rosenbauer RXT/CT 3/16 body. Also for Ventnor City, a 78-foot rear-mount Viper ladder. Specs include a Warrior chassis with four door cab, EMS compartments with roll-up doors in cab, Cummins L9, 400 hp diesel engine, barrier free cab doors, full Whelen LED lighting package, 24-inch Max Force bumper for tool storage, Waterous CSUC20, 1250-GPM pump, 400-gallon water tank, Smart Aerial Technology and Rosenbauer 3/16 FX body (both Atlantic County).

The EMS Group of First Priority Emergency Vehicles has made the following ambulance deliveries: They have started making deliveries of the 15 Demers MXP150 ambulances on Ford F-450 extended cab 4x2 chassis to Hackensack Meridian Health-JFK Hospital. Other deliveries include a Demers MX170 on a Ford F-450 chassis to the Tri Boro FAS in Ocean City (Cape May County), a Demers MX170 on a Ford E-450 chassis to the Phillips 66 Bayway Refinery in Linden (Union County), a Demers MXP150 on a Ford F-450 extended cab chassis to Par Troy EMS (Morris County), and a First Priority Group re-mount on an E-450 chassis to the Rutherford EMS (Bergen County). Orders include a Braun Chief XL on a Ford F-450 4x4 chassis for Rutherford EMS, five Braun Liberty ambulances on Ford F-450 extended cab chassis for the Englewood Hospital Medical Center (Bergen County), and a Demers TS Type II on a Ford Transit chassis for the Old Bridge Township EMS (Middlesex County).

Fire & Safety Services reports the following Pierce orders: an Enforcer pumper for Holmdel and an Impel pumper for Keansburg (both Monmouth County). Pierce deliveries include a Velocity heavy duty rescue with non-walk-in body to Packanack Lake FC in Wayne Township (Passaic County), a Velocity dry side tanker to Freehold Township District 1 (Monmouth County), an Arrow XT tanker/pumper to Seaville (Cape May County), and an Enforcer PUC pumper to the Ralston FC in Mendham Township (Morris County).

Campbell Supply Co., LLC. has delivered the Garwood mid-mount platform (see headline and follow-up story in this column), and a Spartan 100-foot mid-mount platform on a Gladiator EMFD chassis with 10-inch raised roof, Waterous 2000-GPM pump and Harrison 10 kw generator to the McAfee FC in Vernon Township (Sussex County), and a Spartan Star Series tanker on a Gladiator MFD chassis with 20-inch raised roof cab to Laurel Lake FC, Commercial Township (Cumberland County). It has a Hale Qmax, 2000-GPM pump, 3000-gallon water tank and Harrison 10 kw generator. They are in the process of delivering a Spartan pumper/tanker to the Auburn FC in Oldmans Township (Salem County). Specs include a Gladiator LLFD chassis with 10-inch raised roof cab, Hale Qmax 2000-GPM pump, 2500-gallon water tank and Harrison 8 kw generator. Also, Lawnside (Camden County), a Spartan Metro Star pumper with LFD chassis and 10-inch raised roof cab. Specs include a Star Pumper package, Hale 1500-GPM pump, 750-gallon water tank and Harrison 15 kw generator, and for Califon (Hunterdon County), a Spartan Star pumper with Gladiator MFD chassis and 10-inch raised roof cab, Cummins X15, 600 hp diesel engine, Darley PSM 1500-GPM pump and 1000-gallon water tank. Orders include for South Hackensack (Bergen County), a Spartan Metro Star, Legend Series pumper with LFD, 10-inch raised roof cab, Waterous 1500-GPM pump, 750-gallon water tank and Harrison 6 kw generator, and a Dank mini pumper with Hale DSD 1000-GPM pump and 400-gallon water tank on a Ford F-550 crew cab chassis for the Auburn FC in Oldmans Township.

VCI Emergency Vehicle Specialists reports that the Montclair Ambulance Unit (Essex County) has taken delivery of the Horton 453 re-mounted on a 2019 Ford E-350 chassis.

Blaze Emergency Equipment has delivered a Sutphen heavy rescue to the Pinewald Pioneer VFC in Berkeley Township (Ocean County). Specs include a Monarch chassis with 73-inch long cab, seating for eight, 21-foot non-walk-in body, all extruded aluminum construction, Cummins L9, 450 hp diesel engine, extended front, painted steel bumper, 808 cubic feet of compartment storage, two fully transverse 64-inch wide compartments, pull-out trays, drawers and swing out tool boards, custom air bag storage, upper body coffin compartments, custom rear compartment (ladders, rescue struts, stokes basket), Zico rear access ladder, two LED 6,000 watt Command Lights, Onan 25 kw PTO generator, four 6,000 psi breathing air storage cylinders, custom SCBA bottle fill frag tank/controls, Sierra booster pump, electric cord reel, air reel, four winch receivers (one each side), upper body engineered high point rigging points and FRC Spectra scene lights.

New Jersey Emergency Vehicles has two Rosenbauer pumper orders. One is for Hardyston Township (Sussex County) on a Commander chassis. It will have an FX body, six seat cab, Waterous 1500-GPM pump, 1000-gallon water tank, Cummins 450 hp diesel engine and hot dipped frame rails. The other is for Hillside (Union County) on a Warrior chassis with FX body, Cummins 450 hp diesel engine, six seat cab, Rosenbauer 1500-GPM pump, 750-gallon water and 30-gallon Class “A” foam tanks and hot dipped frame rails. They have delivered to Willingboro (Burlington County) a P.L. Custom Medallion ambulance on a Ford E-450 chassis, and to the Nutley Volunteer Emergency & Rescue Squad (Essex County), a P.L. Custom Type 1 Classic on a Ford F450, 4x4 chassis.

This article is a direct street report from our correspondent and has not been edited by the 1st Responder newsroom.