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Vehicles From Union County

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


By John M. Malecky September, 2021


This month we visit Union County for some updates. The fire departments within the county have since taken deliveries of newer vehicles, but at the time of this writing they were either not delivered yet or delivered but not yet in service. Of the rigs shown are a stock Pierce Arrow XT pumper for Engine 3 in Union Township. As a point of trivia, there is another Union Township in our state. It is in Hunterdon County and is protected by the Pattenburg VFD. Next we have a Pierce Velocity PUC pumper for Engine 2 in Springfield Township. Appearance wise it is identical to their Engine 1. Westfield Engine 5 is also a Pierce and is solid red, whereas their last Pierce pumper is white over red. Both are Enforcer models. The Rahway Emergency Squad A-871 is a P.L. Custom Type III. The squad is stationed behind Robert Wood Johnson Rahway Hospital. Summit placed in service a Ferrara Cinder pumper. It is their second Ferrara following their mid-mount platform. The last two are E-ONE Typhoon pumpers in the City of Plainfield. All of the three first line engines in Plainfield are now E-ONE.

In dealer news, Fire & Safety Services reports the following Pierce deliveries: to Kearny (Hudson County), an Arrow XT top-mount pumper, to Flanders in Mount Olive Township (Morris County), an Arrow XT 100-foot Ascendant mid-mount tower, to Stafford Township (Ocean County) an Enforcer PUC, 107-foot Ascendant rear-mount, to Linden (Union County) and Ewing Township (Mercer County) an Enforcer pumper each and to Winslow Township (Camden County), an Enforcer pumper and an Enforcer PUC pumper tanker. Pierce orders include an Enforcer pumper for Country Hills FC in Branchburg, Bridgewater Township (Somerset County) and an Enforcer pumper for Lincoln Park (Morris County).

Campbell Supply Co., LLC has received the following Spartan ER orders: for the Port Authority of NY & NJ, a Spartan Star tanker. Specs include a Metro Star MFD chassis with 10-inch raised roof cab, Cummins X12, 500 hp diesel engine, 2500-gallon water and 300-gallon foam tanks, Hale DSD 1500-GPM pump with side mount panel, Foam Pro 3012 system, booster reel, Onan 10 kw generator and Whelen scene lighting. For the South Old Bridge FC (Middlesex County), a Spartan Star pumper with Metro Star EMFD chassis and 10-inch raised roof cab, Cummins L9, 450 hp diesel engine, 750-gallon water tank, Waterous CSU 1500-GPM pump with side mount panel, booster reel and Harrison MSV, 6 kw generator. For the Fairmount FC, Long Valley in Washington Township (Morris County) a Spartan Star pumper on a Gladiator MFD chassis and 10-inch raised roof cab, Cummins X12, 500 hp diesel engine, 500-gallon water and 30-gallon foam tanks, Waterous CSU, 1500-GPM pump with side mount panel, Foam Pro 2001 system, booster reel, Whelen scene lighting and Will Burt light tower. For Livingston (Essex County), a Spartan Star rescue on a Metro Star ELFD chassis with 10-inch raised roof cab, Cummins X12, 500 hp diesel engine, 20-foot rescue body with rear step access, SCBA fill station with booster pump, rescue hitch receivers on sides and rear, front bumper winch, Smart Power 20 kw generator, HiViz LED brow light, Whelen scene lighting and a Will Burt light tower. They have delivered to the Villas VFC in Lower Township (Cape May County) a Spartan ER, IPS pumper on a Metro Star LFD chassis with 20-inch raised roof cab, Cummins L9, 450 hp diesel engine, 850-gallon water tank, Hale DSD 1500-GPM pump, Intelligent Pump Solutions mounted fire pump, booster reel, rescue style pumper body, side and rear high anchor points, speedy dry hopper, side and rear rescue winch receivers, Harrison 8 kw generator, side HiViz scene lighting and a Will Burt light tower.

Absolute Fire Protection has received an order from the Edgewater FD (Bergen County) for an E-ONE Typhoon CR100 ladder truck with pump but no water tank. They are prepping two Typhoon pumpers for Lodi (also Bergen County).

VCI Emergency Vehicle Specialists has made the following ambulance deliveries: in Toms River Township (Ocean County), a Horton 623 stock remount on a Ford F-550, 4x4 chassis to Silverton EMS and a Horton 553 on a Ford E-450 chassis to Holiday City EMS. To the Brigantine FD (Atlantic County) went a Horton 553B remount on a Ford E-450 chassis, and to the Belleplain Emergency Corps., Inc. in Woodbine (Cape May County), went an AEV Fleethawk on a Ford E-350 chassis.

The EMS division of First Priority Emergency Vehicles has received the following ambulance orders: one Crestline CC150 Type III and a First Priority Remount onto a Ford E-350 chassis both for JFK Medical Center (Hackensack Meridian Health). Other orders include a Demers MXP150 on a Ford F-450 4x4 chassis for North Stelton Fire in Piscataway Township (Middlesex County), a Demers MXP150 on a Ford E-350 4x4 chassis and a First Priority Remount onto a GMC G4500 chassis both for the Lakewood Hatzolah EMS (Ocean County), a First Priority Remount onto a Ford E-450 chassis for Westhampton Fire (Burlington County) and a Braun Liberty on a Ford F-450 4x4 chassis for the Cresskill Boro EMS (Bergen County). Ambulance deliveries include a Demers MXP150 extended cab 4x4 to the Hanover Fire District 3 in Cedar Knolls (Morris County), a Demers MXP140 4x4 to Point Pleasant Boro FAS (Ocean County), a Crestline CCL150 on a Ford F-350 4x4 to Glenwood Pochuck VAC in Vernon Township (Sussex County) and a Crestline CCL150 on a Ford E-350 chassis to the Shrewsbury FAS (Monmouth County).

The apparatus division of First Priority Emergency Vehicles has received an order for a KME custom pumper from the Secaucus FD (Hudson County). It will be Engine 2. Specs include a Sever Service XMFD chassis with 10-inch raised roof cab, seating for six, side curtain airbag and frontal airbags safety system, Cummins X12, 500 hp diesel engine, Waterous CMU, two-stage 2000-GPM pump with crosslays, booster reel, TFT Hurricane RC monitor with electric Extenda-Gun, 750-gallon poly “L” shaped water tank, stainless steel roll-up door body with low hose bed, storage for 11 spare SCBA cylinders in rear wheel wells and an Onan 6 kw hydraulic generator.

Firefighter One reports three Ferrara orders: first is an HD custom pumper on an Igniter chassis for Jackson Township District 3 (Ocean County). Specs include a 197-inch wheelbase, eight seat cab with raised roof, Waterous CSU 2000-GPM pump with five-inch front intake, 2 ½-inch front discharge, two 1 ¾ and one 2 ½-inch crosslays, Akron HiRiser deck gun, Hannay midship mounted booster reel with one-inch hose, 750-gallon water and 30-gallon Class “A” foam tanks, Harrison 6 kw generator and Akron brow and scene lighting. Somerdale in Camden County ordered a HD custom pumper on a Cinder chassis. Specs include a 205-inch wheelbase, raised roof cab, Hale Qmax, 2000-GPM pump, 500-gallon water tank, two crosslays, two 1 ¾-inch jumplines, Akron Apollo deck gun, one-inch midship booster reel, Holmatro tools, Hannay reels a Harrison 15 kw generator and Whelen brow, scene and telescoping lights. The City of Paterson (Passaic County) has ordered an air unit on a Cinder chassis. Specs include a 194-inch wheelbase, 31-foot, six-inch overall length, roll up doors, Whelen scene lighting and an FRC 360 camera.

Emergency Equipment Sales & Service has received an order from the Glendora FC in Gloucester Township (Camden County) for an HME/Ahrens Fox MINIEVO minipumper on a Ford F-550, 4x4 chassis. Specs include a stainless steel body, Hale 1500-GPM pump, 500-gallon water tank, custom hose bed and pump configuration and Fire Tech LED lighting. They are prepping four Type II BLS transport ambulances from FR Conversions on Dodge RAM Pro Master chassis. Specs and features include all aluminum custom cabinetry, complete LED lighting package and EESS supplied and installed Stryker Performance, PRO stretcher with Performance Load retention systems. These are for KQT Health of which some of their locations are in NJ. They also received an add-on order for eight additional units. They are prepping the first units of the four truck Excellance Type III ambulance order for Gloucester County EMS and have received an order for four additional add-on units with similar specs including 100% welded aluminum, roll cage designed body construction with ZERO wood, adhesives or tapes in the construction of the module or cabinetry.

An avid reader has reported that Vernon Township FC 1 (Sussex County) has received a Kenworth/Sutphen pumper/tanker. Specs include a T-880 chassis, 605 hp diesel engine, 1250-GPM pump, 3500-gallon water tank and 600-feet of LDH.

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