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Some Selections from Bergen County

By John Malecky, Senior Columnist | November 01, 2019 | NEW JERSEY

Story No. 110819106


By John M. Malecky December, 2019


Last month you saw some interesting apparatus from two fire companies in Salem County way down in the southwest portion of the state. This month you are seeing select apparatus from way up in Bergen County, which sits in the northeast corner of the state. The contrast is that Salem County is 372.3-square-miles of suburban and rural area, protected by 19 fire companies. There are no career fire departments in Salem County. Bergen County is 246.7-square-miles of suburban, urban and some rural areas protected by 70 fire departments. All are volunteer except for about five, which are either career or combination career and volunteer. Of the apparatus featured this month are two E-ONE's; a pumper from Paramus Co. 3 and a heavy rescue from Hackensack. There is a Spartan ER pumper from Fair Lawn Co. 3, a Pierce rear-mount aerial from Bergenfield, a KME pumper from Rochelle Park, a Ferrara heavy rescue from Ridgewood and a Road Rescue Type 1 ambulance from Hasbrouck Heights.

In dealer news, Campbell Supply Co., LLC has delivered to Beach Haven (Ocean County), a Spartan ER 100-foot, rear-mount platform. It has a Gladiator EMFD chassis with flat roof cab, Waterous 2250-GPM pump, 400-gallon water tank and a 1000-pound payload rating for the platform. It replaces an articulated Snorkel, so they have gone from rear bucket to front bucket! They have received an order from the Pennington FC (Mercer County) for a Spartan ER Star model pumper. It will have a Hale Qmax 2000-GPM pump, 100-gallon water tank, a 40-gallon foam tank, Hale Foamlogix system, one touch CAFS and a 10 kw Harrison generator. Also, the Malaga FC of Franklin Township (Gloucester County) ordered an SVI heavy rescue with a Spartan Gladiator ELFD chassis and 24-foot body. Being prepped are three vehicles; a 3000-gallon water tender for the Laurel Lake Fire & Rescue Company in Commercial Township (Cumberland County). It has a Spartan ER Gladiator MFD chassis with 20-inch raised roof cab, Hale Qmax 2000-GPM pump and Harrison 10 kw generator. Next is a Star, IPS pumper for Lawnside FC in Camden County. It has a Spartan Metro Star LFD chassis with 10-inch raised roof cab, Hale DSD 1500-GPM pump, 750-gallon water tank and Harrison 15 kw generator, and lastly is a 100-foot, mid-mount platform for the McAfee FC in Vernon Township (Sussex County). It has as a Spartan Gladiator EMFD chassis with 10-inch raised roof cab, Waterous 2250-GPM pump, 300-gallon water tank, Harrison 10 kw generator and a 1000-pound payload for the platform.

First Priority Emergency Vehicles apparatus division has delivered to Leonia (Bergen County), a KME pumper. Specs include a Predator Severe Service X-MFD chassis with 10-inch raised roof cab, Cummins ISX12-500 hp engine, Hale Qmax 2000-GPM single-stage pump with side-mount panel, 750-gallon poly water tank, Flex Medium body built of 3/16-inch aluminum with ROM roll-up doors, driver’s side full height/split depth 29-inch/14-inch deep compartments, officer’s side low side 29-inch deep compartments, low hose bed, ground ladders mounted on the officer’s body side and no generator.

Fire & Safety Services has made the following Pierce deliveries: an Arrow XT pumper to Clifton (Passaic County), a Velocity 107-foot Ascendant aerial to Monroe Fire District 3 (Middlesex County), and a Velocity pumper to the North Centerville FC in Hazlet Township (Monmouth County). Pierce orders include an Enforcer 55-foot Skyboom for Linden (Union County), and an Enforcer pumper for Verona (Essex County).

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