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Freewood Acres Orders Monster Pumper/Tanker

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August 01, 2022 | NEW JERSEY John Malecky, Correspondent
This article is a direct street report from our correspondent and has not been edited by the 1st Responder newsroom.

The Freewood Acres Fire Company (Howell Township District 5) in Monmouth County has placed an order from Defender Emergency Products for a Rosenbauer, tri-axle high pressure pumper/tanker. Specs include a Peterbilt 389 chassis, Hale 3000-GPM pump with side mount panel, speedlays, 4850-gallon water tank, quick dumps, Zico electric portable tank and suction tube mounts, custom storage compartments, Amdor roll-up doors, 360 Camera System and an FX 3/16 inch aluminum body. See facebook for the drawings.

In the photos this month we jumped around a little in the state. Up north in Morris County is Morristown’s first Pierce pumper and a Ferrara pumper/tanker from Jefferson FC No. 2. Moving over to Sussex County we have a Rosenbauer Commander pumper/tanker from Hardyston Township. This one was sold while New Jersey Emergency Vehicles was still the dealer. We tell you this so you do not get confused by the headline regarding the Rosenbauer sold by Defender. Further down the state is a Pierce pumper and an International/E-ONE from a station in Holmdel. The E-ONE is used as a spare. Then in Union County is Rahway’s Spartan ER short wheelbased pumper. This design is becoming more and more popular. Finally is the big brute Pierce Velocity heavy “wet rescue” in Evesham Township (Burlington County). It is three years old by now, but it took sometime to get to photograph it due to restrictions stemming from COVID-19.

In dealer news, we continue with Defender Emergency Products Rosenbauer orders: for the Squankum FC in Howell Township (Monmouth County) a 100-foot mid-mount tower with Commander 70-inch cab chassis having an 11-inch raised roof and barrier free cab entry doors, Cummins X12, 500 hp diesel engine, Whelen lighting, stainless steel body, Max Force Bumper, FRC 360 Camera System, hot dipped galvanized frame rails, Waterous S110C20 single-stage pump, 400-gallon poly water tank, custom storage compartments, Amdor roll-up doors, Rosenbauer Smart Aerial Technology, aerial camera and wireless controls for the platform, monitor and outriggers. Brick Township Police EMS (Ocean County) has ordered a Medix MSV-157 Type 1 ambulance on a Dodge Ram 4500 4x4 chassis. It will have a 6.7L diesel engine, liquid spring suspension, 72-inch headroom, Whelen light package, air horns, Pro-Air high capacity HVAC system and a Vanner 100 watt inverter. Rosenbauer deliveries include to East Orange (Essex County), a Cobra 100-foot mid-mount tower (second Rosenbauer aerial in the fleet). This was a Fast Track Delivery of a customized stock unit to match their Viper aerial. Specs include a Commander 60-inch cab with 11-inch raised roof, full length cab entry doors, Cummins X15, 505 hp diesel engine, Whelen lights, 3/16 inch aluminum body, Max Force Bumper, hot dipped galvanized frame rails, custom storage compartments, Amdor roll-up doors and a Harrison 6 kw generator. Also, Ventnor City (Atlantic County) received a side mount pumper (second Rosenbauer in their fleet) on a Commander chassis with a 54-inch cab and eight-inch raised roof, driver/officer EMS compartments and barrier free cab entry doors. Other specs include a Cummins L9, 380 hp diesel engine, Whelen lighting, FX 3/16 inch aluminum body, Max Force Bumper with Black LineX, hot dipped galvanized frame rails, Waterous CSUC20, two-stage 1250-GPM pump, 500-gallon poly water tank, custom storage compartments and Amdor roll up doors.

Absolute Fire Protection has received E-ONE orders as follows: a stock model HP 75 (for shorter delivery time) for Morris Township (Morris County), a tag on pumper for Jersey City (Hudson County) from their last order and a Cyclone rescue pumper for the Community FC in Franklin Township (Somerset County). They had delivered the HP 100 platform to Oakland and the Metro 100 quint to Fair Lawn (both Bergen County).

Blaze Emergency Equipment Service received an order from Manchester Township (Ocean County) for two Life Line 167-inch Type 1 ambulances on Ram 4x4 chassis.

The Asbury Park FD (Monmouth County) has ordered a Seagrave 95-foot Aerialscope. The City of Englewood (Bergen County) has ordered a Seagrave 100-foot TDA with 500 pound tip load and a pumper. Specs on the TDA include a Marauder 141-inch stainless steel cab, Cummins X 12, 500 hp diesel engine, Harrison 10 kw hydraulic generator, 25-inch cab access compartments, stainless steel body and doors and Fire Tech HiViz LED scene lights. The pumper is similar to their 2018 pumper with a Marauder 141-inch stainless steel cab, 10-inch raised roof, 25-inch cab access compartments, Cummins 450 hp diesel engine, 1750-GPM Waterous pump, 750-gallon water tank and stainless steel 146-inch body. Fort Lee (also Bergen County) has ordered three top mount pumpers. Specs include Marauder 141-inch stainless steel cabs, 10-inch raised roof, 25-inch cab access compartments, Cummins L9, 450 hp diesel engines, Waterous CMU 2000-GPM pumps, 750-gallon water tanks, stainless steel 146-inch bodies, high side compartments, upper coffin compartments and FRC scene lighting all from Seagrave Sales & Service.

FF1 Apparatus LLC has delivered a Ferrara Inferno tender to the Colesville FD in Wantage Township (Sussex County). Specs include a Cummins X15, 605 hp diesel engine, extruded aluminum body, Hale Qmax 2000-GPM pump and a 2500-gallon water tank.

Fire & Safety Services reports the following deliveries: to Lebanon Township (Hunterdon County) a Ford F-550/ Stonewell Bodies pickup having a cap insert with side and rear storage, slide out tray with SCBA, Stokes basket storage and 60-inch deep slide out drawer. Also the Town of Harrison OEM, (Hudson County) received a Front Line CRU-22 command unit on a Ford Transit chassis. It has a Foto Kite tethered kite installed and interfaced with the command system. They have made the following Pierce deliveries: to Wall Township #2, Laureldale (Monmouth County), an Enforcer pumper, to the Franklin Township District 5, Star Cross (Gloucester County), an Enforcer pumper, to Burlington Township District 1, (Burlington County) a Velocity 100-foot Ascendant mid-mount platform and to Lindenwold #1 (Camden County) an Enforcer Ascendant 100-foot mid-mount platform.

New Jersey Emergency Vehicles has delivered to the Parsippany-Troy Hills Volunteer Ambulance (Morris County) a P.L. Custom Medallion Type III on a Ford E-450 chassis.

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