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Millstone Township FD Takes Over Ambulances; New Seagrave Model for Somerset

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


By John M. Malecky May, 2021


In Monmouth County, the Millstone Township Fire Department has taken over the ambulance coverage. Prior to this it had been handled by the Millstone Township First Aid Squad and a contracted service. The fire department has added personnel as well as re-lettered and re-striped the ambulances. It is a combination career/volunteer department. The township covers 37-square-miles.

Featured this month is their newest ambulance, a P.L. Custom Medallion Type III on a Ford E-450 chassis and their newest pumper, a Pierce Velocity Engine Squad. Also featured this month is a Pierce Enforcer rescue pumper for Eatontown (also Monmouth County). Also there is a Spartan/Smeal quint from the Breton Woods Fire Company in Brick Township (Ocean County). The traditional green paint color has no shade description other than a number. There has gotten to be so many shades of different colors that some manufacturers just go by a number. Then we go up to Passaic County for the last two photos. Both are in Wayne Township. One is from Community Co. 1 and is a Saulsbury pumper refurbished by Spartan ER, and the other is from the P.O.L. Fire Company and is a Spartan/Toyne pumper covered in an earlier issue. The color scheme of this pumper is now their standard.

We have learned that the Mizpah Fire Company in Hamilton Township (Atlantic County) has been closed. Their 1995 HME/4 Guys 1500/2500 pumper tanker has been acquired by the Vincent Fire Company in Vincentown, Southampton Township (Burlington County). Word is it will remain the blue color for now. It replaces a 1994 Spartan Diamond/S & S 1250/3000 pumper/tanker with rear assist that had been involved in an accident.

In dealer news, Seagrave Sales & Service has delivered the first Capitol model pumper in NJ to the Somerset Fire & Rescue Company in Franklin Township (Somerset County). This chassis model was fashioned after several apparatus delivered to the Washington DC FD. Their selling point is the ease of maintenance, ease of personnel access, ease of operation and ease of personal comfort. Specs on this pumper include a Cummins ISX 500 hp diesel engine, Waterous 2000-GPM pump, 750-gallon water tank, Harrison 10 kw generator, ROM roll-up doors TFT Monsoon deck gun with Extenda-Gun, FRC 360 degree back-up camera, and FRC scene lighting. They have also delivered a Seagrave FASTack pumper to Belmar in Monmouth County. Specs include a Marauder chassis with full tilt cab, Cummins L9, 450 hp diesel engine, Waterous CSU 1500-GPM pump, six-inch front intake, crosslays and roll-up compartment doors. We should also mention that Seagrave no longer builds with Aluminum.

Defender Emergency Products has delivered a Rosenbauer pumper to the City of Atlantic City (Atlantic County). Specs include a Commander chassis with six-seat cab, Cummins 430 hp diesel engine, Hale 1500-GPM pump, stainless steel body, 500-gallon water tank and custom built compartments. Previously delivered was a 78-foot Viper quint on a Warrior chassis to East Orange (Essex County). It has a Cummins engine, Rosenbauer N55 pump and 400-gallon water tank.

Absolute Fire Protection reports that they have received an order from the West Windsor Fire Company, West Windsor Emergency Services (Mercer County) for an E-ONE Cyclone pumper with a Hale 2500-GPM pump and 500-gallon water tank. Also, the Lincroft VFC in Middletown Township (Monmouth County) ordered a Typhoon rescue pumper with 2000-GPM pump, speedlay module, 750-gallon water and 30-gallon foam tanks. They are prepping two mini pumpers on Ford F-550 chassis for the Manitou Park VFC in Berkeley Township (Ocean County).

Fire & Safety Services has made the following Pierce deliveries: a mini pumper on a Ford F-550 chassis to Harrington Park (Bergen County), and a 107-foot Ascendant tandem axle rear mount on an Enforcer chassis to the City of Vineland (Cumberland County).

New Jersey Emergency Vehicles has made the following P.L. Custom ambulance deliveries: a Type III Medallion each to the Milton FAS (Morris County) and Midland Park Ambulance (Bergen County). Hazlet FAS (Monmouth County) received a Type I Classic. Bridgeton Fire (Cumberland County) received a Type 1 Classic remount, and University Hospital in Newark (Essex County) received a Type III remount. Also, the NJ State Police Hazmat received a Ford Transit conversion. Orders include a Rescue 1 light duty rescue with 14-foot 6-inch non-walk-in body on a Ford F-550 4x4 chassis for the Rahway FD (Union County), two Malley Transit Type II 4x4 for the Capital Health System and a P.L. Custom Classic 4x4 remount for the Bridgeton FD.

The apparatus division of First Priority Emergency Vehicles has received an order from the City of Trenton (Mercer County) for a KME Predator Panther pumper. Specs include a Waterous 1500-GPM pump with side mount panel, front and rear intakes, three 1 ¾-inch and one 2 1/2-inch crosslays, 600-gallon poly water tank, KME Flex 3/16 inch aluminum body, roll-up doors, low hose bed, 12 volt scene lighting and a 2000 watt inverter.

Campbell Supply Co., LLC has delivered to the South Hackensack VFD (Bergen County) a Spartan ER Legend pumper. Specs include a Metro Star LFD chassis with 10-inch raised roof cab, Waterous 1500-GPM pump, 750-gallon water tank and a Harrison 6 kw generator.

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