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Select Apparatus from Bergen County; FF1 Adds Another Ambulance

By John Malecky, Senior Columnist | March 01, 2021 | NEW JERSEY

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APPARATUS OF THE MONTH

By John M. Malecky April, 2021


Select Apparatus from Bergen County
FF1 Adds Another Ambulance

Last month we travelled south. This month we go up north to Bergen County. I may have mentioned this in the past, but if not, this county has the most fire departments in the state (about 70) and all but six are volunteer. Of the apparatus featured this month are one-of-two E-ONE rescue pumpers from Teaneck, a Rosenbauer pumper and Pierce rescue from Tenafly, a KME pumper from Leonia, a Road Rescue ambulance from Wood-Ridge, a Pierce pumper from Ridgefield and a Spartan ER pumper from Wyckoff.

In dealer news, the REV Group has named Firefighter One as the exclusive Wheeled Coach ambulance dealer for the state.

New Jersey Emergency Vehicles has delivered the following P.L. Custom ambulances: the City of Rahway ES (Union County) and Fairview FAS in Middletown Township (Monmouth County) each received a Medallion Type III on Ford E-450 chassis. Upper Deerfield EMS (Cumberland County) and Haworth VAC (Bergen County) each received a Classic Type 1 on Ford F-550 chassis.

Defender Emergency Products has delivered to the Bayview VFC in Galloway Township (Atlantic County), a Rosenbauer pumper. Specs include a Commander chassis with 6-seat cab, Cummins 450 hp diesel engine, Hale 1500-GPM pump, Foam Pro 1600 system, 3/16 inch aluminum body and 1000-gallon water tank.

Absolute Fire Protection has delivered two E-ONE Typhoon rescue pumpers. One went to the Community FC in Middletown Township (Monmouth County), and the other to the Port Reading FC in Woodbridge Township (Middlesex County).

VCI Emergency Vehicle Specialists has delivered three U.S. Truck Body box trucks on Freightliner M260 chassis to the NJ EMS Task Force.

The apparatus division of First Priority Emergency Vehicles has delivered a KME commercial pumper to the Pioneer Hose FC in Brick Township (Ocean County). Specs include a Freightliner M2, 106, 4x4 chassis with four-door cab, 158-inch aluminum body with roll-up doors, Hale DSD 1500-GPM pump, 750-gallon poly water tank, 25-gallon Class “A” foam cell, and a Harrison 6 kw hydraulic PTO driven generator.

Campbell Supply Co., LLC has delivered to Morganville in Marlboro Township (Monmouth County), a Spartan ER classified as a full rescue truck, Class “A” pumper/NWCG (National Wildfire Coordinating Group) Type 1 engine. It has a 1500-GPM pump, 780-gallon water and 30-gallon Class “A” foam tanks. It was not fully lettered when delivered.

Fire & Safety Services reports the following Pierce orders: for Evesham (Burlington County), an Impel 107-foot Ascendant aerial; for Town Bank in Lower Township (Cape May County), a Velocity 100-foot PUC platform and for the City of Bridgeton (Cumberland County), an Arrow XT 75-foot steel ladder. Pierce deliveries include a Velocity PUC pumper to Springfield Township (Union County), a Velocity 100-foot Ascendant mid-mount platform to the Independent FC in Freehold Township and an Enforcer pumper to Holmdel (both Monmouth County).

Firefighter One has delivered a Ferrara pumper and two rescues. The pumper is a Cinder model and went to Summit (Union County). Specs include a Hale Qmax 1500-GPM pump, 600-gallon water and 100-gallon foam tanks, 188-inch wheelbase, front intake, 1 ½-inch front bumper jumpline, two crosslays, three rear discharges (two 2 ½ and one 1 ½-inch), and a rear-mounted FRC Spectra telescoping floodlight. The two rescues went to the NJ EMS Task Force in Neptune (Monmouth County). Specs include a Cinder chassis with 194-inch wheelbase Whelen brow and scene lights, Onan 8 kw generator and a Hannay reel.

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