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Some Picks From Passaic County

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

Story No. 030520100


By John M. Malecky April, 2020


This month we bring you a brief mixture from Passaic County, namely, Paterson, Clifton, Wayne Township and Wanaque. The two Wanaque apparatus, a KME pumper and rescue are the oldest. They had been on my list for some time but due to weather conditions and other delays I only got to them the day I went to Wayne Township for a Spartan ER pumper. The latest Paterson apparatus is represented, namely a Ferrara rescue and pumper and one of four Demers 4x4 Type 1 ambulances. The last is a Pierce pumper from Clifton, which I’m told is their first one with air conditioning.

In dealer news VCI Emergency Vehicles Specialists reports the following Horton ambulance deliveries: Millburn-Short Hills VFAS (Essex County) received a Model 603 on a Ford F-550 4x4 chassis, and the Stanhope-Netcong American Legion Ambulance Corps in Stanhope (Sussex County) received a Type III remount on a Ford E-450 chassis.

Campbell Supply Co., LLC reports the following Spartan ER deliveries: to the Auburn FC in Oldmans Township (Salem County), a pumper/tanker on a Gladiator LLFD chassis with 10-inch raised roof cab, Hale Qmax 2000-GPM pump, 2500-gallon water tank and Harrison 8 kw generator. Lawnside Borough (Camden County) received a Star pumper on a Spartan Metro Star LFD chassis with 10-inch raised roof cab. It has as Hale 1500-GPM pump, 750-gallon water tank and a 15 kw generator. The Califon Borough FC (Hunterdon County) received a Star, IPS pumper on a Spartan ER Gladiator chassis. Specs include a Cummins X15, 600 hp diesel engine, 10-inch raised roof cab, Darley PSM 1500-GPM pump and 1000-gallon water tank. Highland Chemical Engine Company in Pitman (Gloucester County) received a Star pumper on a Metro Star chassis. It has a Hale Qmax 1500-GPM pump, 750-gallon water tank and a 6 kw generator. Also the Wildwood FD (Cape May County) received an ASAP Med-Stat 500 vehicle. They received an order from the Villas FC (Cape May County) for a Star, IPS pumper on a Spartan Metro Star LFD chassis with 20-inch raised roof cab.

Firefighter 1 has delivered to the Frankford Township FD (Sussex County) a Ferrara Cinder pumper. It has a Hale Qmax 1250-2000 GPM pump, a 1000-gallon water tank and aluminum body. They also have a new fire station across the road from the old one on U.S. Route 206. Ferrara’s soon to be delivered include for Belleville a Cinder pumper with Hale Qmax 2000-GPM pump and 750-gallon water tank; for Essex Fells a Cinder pumper with Hale Qmax 1750-GPM pump and 1000-gallon water tank (both Essex County); and for Jefferson Township (Morris County) an Inferno pumper/tanker with Hale Qflo 1250-GPM pump and 3000-gallon water tank. Still in production is a Cinder pumper with Hale Qmax 1500-GPM pump and 750-gallon water tank for North Plainfield (Somerset County), a foam tender on an International chassis with a Foam Pro Accumax single point 3150-GPM transfer pump and 4000-gallon tank for Perth Amboy (Middlesex County), an HD 107 quint on an Inferno chassis with Hale Qmax 2000-GPM pump and 500-gallon water tank for North Wildwood and a heavy rescue on an Ultra chassis for the City of Wildwood (both Cape May County).

Absolute Fire Protection has delivered an E-ONE Typhoon Long Body e-MAX pumper to Bloomfield (Essex County) for Engine 3. They are prepping Totowa’s Cyclone HP100 tandem axle 100-foot quint (Passaic County). They have received an order from the PSE & G Salem plant for a Wheeled Coach 165-inch Type III ambulance on a Ford E-450 chassis and from Oakland (Bergen County) for an HP100 platform on a new Typhoon chassis with new short jack system.

New Jersey Emergency Vehicles has delivered to the Clinton First Aid & Rescue Squad (Hunterdon County) a P. L. Custom Medallion Type III ambulance on a Ford E-450 chassis.

The apparatus division of Defender Emergency Products received an order from the East Amwell Board of Fire Commissioners, Amwell Valley, Ringoes (Hunterdon County) for a Rosenbauer tandem axle pumper/tanker. Specs include a Freightliner chassis, Multiplex electrical system, Waterous CXVC20, 1500-GPM pump, 3000-gallon water tank, quick dumps on both sides and rear, Zico hydraulic portable tank lift, Whelen LED lighting and various compartment provisions.

Fire & Safety Services reports the following Pierce deliveries: in Somerset County, a Velocity non-walk-in HDR to Little Rocky Hill in Franklin Township and an Enforcer pumper to the Blawenburg FC 2 in Montgomery Township; in Burlington County, an Impel PUC pumper to Cinnaminson; in Union County, an Arrow XT pumper to the City of Elizabeth; and in Cape May County an Impel pumper to Stone Harbor. Pierce orders include in Monmouth County, an Enforcer pumper for Aberdeen Fire District 2 and an Arrow XT combination walk-in/non-walk-in HDR for South Wall District 3; in Somerset County, an Enforcer pumper for the East Franklin FC in Franklin Township District 3 and an Arrow XT pumper for Franklin Township District 1 (Millstone Valley FC); in Ocean County, two Enforcer pumpers for Lakewood Fire District 1; in Essex County for Montclair, an Arrow XT 105-foot aerial ladder (no pump or tank); and in Camden County, an Enforcer pumper and Enforcer tanker for the Winslow Fire District 1.

Emergency Equipment Sales & Service reports an order from Florence Township District 1 (Burlington County) for an Excellance Type III ambulance on a Ford E-450 chassis. It will have the Excellance 100% welded aluminum construction, custom Whelen lighting package, dual HVAC system and other unique features. They are finishing up a refurb of a 2009 Ford E-450/Excellance for the Morning Star Medical Transport in Plainfield (Union County). This includes mechanical repairs and upgrades, electrical upgrades, new radios interior refresh and a complete graphics package.

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