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


By john M. Malecky March, 2023


This month we randomly selected some vehicles from different areas of the state. In the photos are two Ferrara apparatus from Mount Laurel in Burlington County. They are part of a three truck order. This month we show a Cinder pumper and a Cinder 77-foot quint. The second quint will appear in a future column. Next is a Pierce Enforcer pumper from Cliffwood in Aberdeen Township (Monmouth County). You may recall that they have an older Sutphen pumper which has a rare top mount/side mount pump panel. Next, South Amboy in Middlesex County placed in service two E-ONE Typhoon pumpers at Engines 9 and 10. They each have slightly different specs. We go to Bergen County next and show North Arlington Volunteer Emergency Squad’s latest ambulance, a P.L. Custom Medallion Type III on a Ford E-450 chassis. Finally, in Somerset County, Hillsborough Township’s Engine 36, a KME Predator with large pump completes our photos for this month.

A reader reports that Frankford Township (Sussex County) has on order a Kenworth T-800/Sutphen pumper/tanker. It has a 500 hp diesel engine, 1250-GPM Hale Sidekick pump and 3000-gallon water tank.

Fire & Safety Services reports the following Pierce orders: for Hammonton (Atlantic County), an Enforcer 100-foot rear-mount platform; for Fairfield (Essex County) an Arrow XT PUC pumper; for Clinton Township (Hunterdon County) an Enforcer pumper and for Moorestown District 1 (Burlington County) an Enforcer 105-foot ladder and an Enforcer pumper. Pierce deliveries include three Enforcer heavy duty rescues to the NJ Transit Police (Essex County). One is a SWAT support unit, another is a rail unit and the third a hazmat unit. Also delivered is a stock Freightliner BXT 3000-gallon tanker to Monroe Township District 2 (Middlesex County).

Defender Emergency Products has delivered their third Rosenbauer to Atlantic City in Atlantic County. Assigned to Engine 3 it has a 60-inch long cab on a Commander chassis with eight-inch raised roof, barrier free cab entry doors, Cummins L9, 450 hp diesel engine, Whelen lighting package, stainless steel body, Max Force bumper, Zone Defense Camera System, Rosenbauer hot dipped galvanized frame rails, Waterous CMUC20, 1500-GPM two-stage pump, 500-gallon poly water tank, custom storage compartments, Amdor roll-up doors and a full NFPA ladder compliment.

Campbell Supply Co., LLC has received two orders. One is from the Shongum Mountain FC 5 in Randolph Township (Morris County) for a Spartan ER Star pumper. Specs include a Metro Star MFD chassis with 10-inch raised roof cab, Hale Qmax 1500-GPM pump, One Touch CAFS, 750-gallon water and 30-gallon foam tanks. Also, the Bergen County Sheriff’s Office ordered an EVI Special Service Unit on a Ford F-550, 4x4 chassis with walk-in body, two work stations with robot storage and an 8 kw generator. They are prepping for delivery to the Port Authority of NY & NJ at the George Washington Bridge, a Spartan ER Star pumper/tanker. Specs include a Metro Star MFD chassis with 10-inch raised roof cab, Cummins X12, 500 hp diesel engine, Hale 1500-GPM pump, Foam Pro 3012 system, 2500-gallon water and 300-gallon foam tanks. They have delivered to the Fairmount FC in Long Valley, Washington Township (Morris County) a Spartan ER Star pumper. Specs include an MFD chassis with 10-inch raised roof cab, Cummins X12, 500 hp diesel engine, Waterous CXS, 1500-GPM pump, Foam Pro 2001/200 CFM CAFS, One Touch CAFS, deck gun, booster reel, 750-gallon water and 40-gallon foam tanks and Whelen scene lighting.

Firefighter One LLC has made the following apparatus deliveries: to Paterson (Passaic County) a Ferrara Cinder pumper with heavy duty extruded aluminum body, ladders on the side, 1750-GPM Hale Qmax pump and 750-gallon water tank and a General Truck Body High Water Rescue Truck on an Acela Monterra 4x4 chassis with a military style body, and HiViz scene lighting package. Both vehicles are assigned to the new Paterson Squad Company and designated Squad 6 and Squad 6A respectively. To Wayne Township OEM/Police (Passaic County), a General Truck Body High Water Rescue Truck on an Acela 6x6 chassis with a custom extruded aluminum water rescue body. They have taken an order for an Acela 4x4 high water rescue vehicle for Hillsborough Township (Somerset County). It features a custom flood rescue body package with retractable staircase access to the rear cargo area and front mounted 17,000-pound Sherpa “Steed” winch. Paterson has placed an order for another Ferrara Cinder pumper with 1750-GPM pump and 750-gallon water tank. This is in addition to the three that are currently in production and are expected later this year. Their Ambulance Division has received the following order: for the Township of Lawrence (Mercer County), a Road Rescue MetroMedic, Type 1, 167” module on a Ford F-350 4x4 chassis with liquid spring rear suspension, Per4Max Safety System, Stryker Power Load Cot Mount System with Inductive Charging, HEPA Filter System, stainless steel counter tops, CASPR Disinfection System and custom graphics to match their previous Road Rescue MetroMedic.

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