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Vehicles from a Mix of Counties

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



By John M. Malecky                                                             April, 2024




This month we visit several counties and present trucks from them. The first is from Burlington County, in which two apparatus are featured. They are both in the same station in Washington Township, Lower Bank FC. One is a new Pierce top-mount pumper on an International HV607 chassis, and the other is a Kenworth/Pierce tanker. They are white, a color which I am partial to. We don’t see too many Pierce pumpers with commercial chassis in our state and this one attracted me. The next is an E-ONE Typhoon from the New Market FC in Piscataway Township in Middlesex County. Another is from the Livingston FD in Essex County and is a Spartan ER Metro Star rescue with 20-foot body. It replaces a 1987 Mack MC/Saulsbury, which had a National crane. Their previous rescue was a 1964 International Loadstar/Young with a 22-foot crane. This time it was decided to eliminate the crane due to a change in tactics (as I was told). Another heavy rescue is from the Mount Bethel FC in Warren County (Somerset County). It is a Sutphen with Monarch HD chassis and has a 20-foot body. It replaces a rescue on a commercial chassis. (See Old & New in the December issue.) Next, we meander to Camden County to feature Berlin’s Squad 21, a Pierce Impel rescue pumper, and lastly way up to Bergen County to show Edgewater’s E-ONE, Ladder 4, an E-ONE Typhoon CR 100 aerial. This replaces a mid-mount platform, which they had for many years. According to sources, they decided on the aerial due to some circumstances where the aerial would be able to get in where the platform could not, plus the fact that there are a number of platforms in surrounding fire departments.

In dealer news, last month’s New Jersey Emergency Vehicles report erroneously listed the Jersey Shore Hatzalah as being in Ocean County. It is actually in Monmouth County. Also, the Monmouth County Sheriff’s Office received a Medallion ambulance in addition to the Keyport FAS receiving a Medallion 170 (also Monmouth County). I want to also rephrase the Elizabeth FD EMS report. They received two ambulances. One was a new Classic Type 1, and the other was a remount of a Ford F550 4x4 under an existing module.

Fire & Safety Services reports the following Pierce orders: for the City of Camden (Camden County), a Stock Saber pumper; for Hamilton Township (Mercer County), an Enforcer 102-foot Ascendant tiller; for South Brunswick Township #2, Monmouth Junction FD (Middlesex County) a Velocity pumper; for Park Ridge (Bergen County), an Enforcer pumper and for the Strathmere FC (Cape May County), an Enforcer pumper. Pierce deliveries include to Millville (Cumberland County), an Enforcer 100-foot mid-mount tower; to Springfield (Union County), a Velocity pumper, to Hackensack an Arrow XT pumper and to Englewood a stock Enforcer 100-foot RM ladder (both Bergen County).

Campbell Supply Co., LLC has delivered to Colt’s Neck FC 1 (Monmouth County) the Spartan ER Star pumper with Metro Star MFD chassis. It has a 10-inch raised roof cab, Waterous CMU, 2000-gpm pump and 1000-gallon water tank. They have received the following Spartan ER orders: for the Marlboro FC 1 (Monmouth County) a Star pumper with Gladiator EMFD chassis, 10-inch raised roof cab, Cummins L9, 450 hp diesel engine, Hale Qmax, 2000-gpm pump, 750-gallon water tank and Foam Pro 2001 system with 25-gallon cell. In Middlesex County, for the Edison Division of Fire, a Spartan/LTC 110-foot RM aerial with 500-pound tipload, 12-foot outrigger spread, Metro Star chassis with 10-inch raised roof cab, Cummins X-12, 500 hp diesel engine and Harrison 10 kw hydraulic generator, and for the South Old Bridge Volunteer Fire District 3, an S-180 pumper on a Metro Star LFD chassis with 10-inch raised roof cab. It will have a Hale DSD 1500-gpm pump and 750-gallon water tank.

Defender Emergency Products reports an order for an additional ambulance for the North Bergen EMS (Hudson County). It is a Medix RP-90, Type III on a Ford E-350 chassis. Specs include a full camera system, Ferno stat track cot mounting system, EVS child seat, RUS reverse alert back up system and full Whelen light package.

FF1 Apparatus has received two Ferrara orders: one is for the Cape May City FD (Cape May County), and is for an Igniter pumper with Hale Qmax XS 1500-gpm pump and 750-gallon water tank. The second is for East Keansburg (Monmouth County), and is for an Inferno custom pumper. Specs include an extended cab with six seats, Cummins X12, 500 hp diesel engine, Hale Qmax 1750-gpm pump, 750-gallon water tank (“L” shaped for low hose bed), FFA extruded aluminum fire body with left and right side full height/split depth compartments and ladders between the tank on the right high side. They have delivered to Mahwah (Bergen County) an Inferno tanker/pumper. Specs include a long cab with 10-inch raised roof and seven seats, Cummins X15, 605 hp diesel engine, Hale Qmax 2000-gpm pump, Idex SAM pump control system with controls on left and right side panels plus wireless remote tablet, 2500-gallon poly water tank with left, right and rear dump valves and an FFA extruded aluminum fire body with left side full height compartments, right side ¾ compartments and a Zico hydraulic portable pond rack. 

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