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Bayonne P.D. Has Multi-Service Unit

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



By John M. Malecky                                                              July, 2024




     In Hudson County, the Bayonne Police Department has acquired a former emergency service unit that belonged to the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey.  The unit number’s first two digits  reflects the vintage of the vehicle.  According to the Police it is used as a regular district car, usually a Citywide Backup Unit and responds as dispatched to whatever type of call that it is needed.  It is dedicated to Police Rifle Operators who have received enhanced training in Active threat Response and tactics.  So it is a multi-service unit and besides  standard police equipment I has the following: Emergency Traffic Control Devices (barricades, stop signs, flares, traffic cones, pedestrians guide poles), EMS equipment (AED, trauma bag, oxygen/BLS kit, Reeves stretcher), Crime Scene Equipment (evidence collection kits, tools and markers), Mobile Field Force Equipment (shields, mass arrest kit), breaching tools, ballistic shields and animal control equipment.   Next we have two vehicles from Springfield in Union County.  One is their newest Pierce pumper and the other is their OEM’s Mobile Command Unit.  The Mobile Command Unit was purchased new as demo from Born Free Motorcoach, Inc., a builder of RV’s.  It was modified by the OEM and has a right side awning.  Next we go to Bergen County and show Englewood’s new Pierce rear mount, a stock unit and their High Water Rescue unit .  HW-1  has a cargo cover, rear bench seating with storage compartments below and an inflatable Zodiac rescue boat.  Finally there is Tenafly’s new Rosenbauer rear mount aerial.  It is their second Rosenbauer. 

     Before we get to dealer news we want to report that in Hudson County, the Jersey City Fire Department has purchased a 1998 Pierce Dash 100 foot TDA as an interim vehicle for Ladder 3, to be used until a new apparatus replaces it.  It formerly served in Kingston, New York.

     In dealer news, Fire & Safety Services reports the following Pierce Orders: For Berkeley Township/Bayville (Ocean County) an Enforcer mid mount tower. For Lambs Terrace FC  in Gloucester Township (Camden County) an Enforcer pumper. For Oradell (Bergen County) a Saber pumper. For Roxbury FC 2, Roxbury Twp., (Morris County) an Enforcer PUC pumper  and for Kingwood Twp. (Hunterdon County) a Freightliner Responder pumper.  The Responder Pumper is a new design on a commercial chassis such as a Freightliner.  It has many flexible features and options.  Log onto the Pierce Manufacturing website for more details.  Pierce deliveries include an Arrow XT 100 foot rear mount platform to the Elizabeth Avenue FC in Franklin Twp. (Somerset County), an Enforcer 107 foot TDA to Morristown (Morris County), a stock Freightliner M2, BXT 3000 gallon tanker to the Franklin FC in  Mansfield Twp.(Burlington County) a stock Saber pumper to Bloomingdale (Passaic County) and  Enforcer tanker/pumper to the Cedarville FC in Lawrence Township (Cumberland County.) 

     Campbell Supply Co., LLC is prepping the following Spartan ER apparatus: For Collingswood  (Camden County),  an S-180 Metro Star pumper with five seat cab,  Cummins L9 ,450 hp diesel engine, 1500 gpm Hale pump and 750 gallon water tank.  For the City of Margate (Atlantic County), an S-180 pumper with Metro Star LFD chassis, six seat cab, Cummins L9, 450 hp diesel engine, 1500 gpm Hale pump and 750 gallon water tank.  For West Tuckerton FC in Little Egg Harbor Township (Ocean County) a Star Series tanker with Kenworth T880 chassis, , Cummins X15, 500 hp diesel engine, Waterous CMU 2000 gpm pump, 3500 gallon water tank and duel fold down portable ponds and for Rahway (Union County) an NXT 110 foot LTC, rear mount  aerial  with Metro star chassis and 10 inch raised roof cab, 1500 gallon Waterous pump and 6 kw Smart Power generator.

     New Jersey Emergency Vehicles has delivered two P.L. Custom  Medallion 170 ambulances on Ford E-450 chassis.  One went to the Wanamassa FAS in Ocean Township (Monmouth County) and the other to the Wanaque FAS in Passaic County.

     Ridgefield Rescue Co. 2 (Bergen County) has ordered an E-ONE pumper with Typhoon chassis.  It will have a Cummins L9, 450 hp diesel engine, 2000 gpm pump, 750 gallon water tank and integral foam system with 30 gallon Class “B” cell.. It will also have a low hose bed and Fire Tech lighting.















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