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


By John M. Malecky October, 2020


Author’s note: Two issues ago a USAR collapse unit was featured from the North Hudson Regional Fire Rescue. It has an LDV body. It was noted that LDV was a Pierce company. I was recently informed that currently LDV is now a stand alone company and no longer part of Pierce.
For this month we will just do some random picks to support our advertisers. First is a Type 1 Horton model 623 ambulance on a Ford F-450 4 x 4 chassis from the Verona Rescue in Essex County. This was one of the Essex County vehicles we did not have room to show last issue. Next is a Pierce Saber pumper from Ridgewood in Bergen County quartered at the substation. It replaces a Saber that was there previously. Next are two Pierce’s from Bayonne in Hudson County. One is an Enforcer pumper delivered and the other a mid mount 100 foot Ascendant platform. They were delivered many months apart.. Totowa (Passaic County) has an E-ONE quint now, replacing a older quint which had a shorter ladder. Lawnside (Camden County) placed a Spartan ER in service which runs as an engine or a squad. It has the IPS design which rivals the PUC, MVP, PRO and e-MAX of other brands. Finally the Hope Fire Company serving Allentown and Upper Freehold Township (Monmouth County) has a Sutphen Monarch pumper. Specs include an Extreme Duty 73 inch cab with 10 inch raised roof, Cummins L9, 450 hp diesel engine, Hale Qmax 1500 gpm pump, 1000 gallon water tank, 30 gallon foam tank, Akron foam eductor, Will Burt Night Scan XL200 light tower, Smart Power 6 kw generator, Whelen lighting, fender triple bottle storage with oil dry hopper and 246 cubic feet of usable compartment space.
IN dealer news VCI Emergency Vehicle Specialists has received two orders for Horton ambulances. One is from the Mount Laurel EMS (Burlington County) involving a stock remount of a 2019 Ford E-350 chassis and in Monmouth County the Wall Township Police is the other for a 2019 Horton 553 on a Ford E-450 chassis. Horton deliveries include a 2019 553 on a Ford E-450 chassis (remount) to Lacey Township EMS (Ocean County), a 2019, 553 on a Ford E-450 chassis to Sea Isle City EMS (Cape May County) and a 2019, 553 on a Ford E-450 chassis to the City of Vineland FD (Cumberland County.)
Firefighter 1 reports the following Ferrara deliveries: An Inferno pumper to the Bayway Refinery in Linden (Union County.) Specs include a 6,000 gpm rear mounted U.S. Fire Pump, 900 gallon foam tank and extruded aluminum body. Also the North Hudson Regional Fire Rescue (Hudson County) received a Cinder pumper with extruded aluminum body, Waterous CSU single-stage 1500 gpm pump and 500 gallon water tank.
Fire & Safety Services reports the following Pierce orders: two Enforcer pumpers, one for Barnegat (Ocean County) and one for North Haledon (Passaic County.) Pierce deliveries include an Enforcer 107 foot single axle Ascendant aerial to Tuckerton (Ocean County), an Enforcer pumper to Westfield (Union County) and an Enforcer PUC pumper to Bellmawr (Camden County.)
Campbell Supply Co., LLC reports a Spartan ER order for the Blackwood FC in Gloucester Township (Camden County.) Specs include a Gladiator LFD chassis with 10 inch raised roof cab, Star Series design, Cummins L9, 450 hp diesel engine, Hale Qmax 2000 gpm pump with top mount panel, 750 gallon water and 20 gallon foam tanks and an FRC Turbo Foam System. They are prepping at the Spartan, Ephrata, PA plant a rebuild of a Spartan/Saulsbury pumper from Wayne Township FC 1 (Passaic County.) Recent deliveries include an EVI support unit to Randolph Township FC 5 at Shongum Mountain (Morris County.) Specs include a Ford F-550 XLT, Super Durty 4 x 4 chassis with four door cab, Ford Power Stroke 6.7L diesel engine, 12 foot non-walk-in body with ROM doors, 6.5 kw Honda generator, Will Burt Night Scan Chief, Whelen scene lights and two FRC tripod floodlights. Also delivered is a Spartan ER pumper to Whitman Square in Washington Township (Gloucester County.) Specs include a Gladiator LFD chassis, Cummins L9, 450 hp diesel engine, Hale DSD 1500 gpm pump, Pro Poly 750 gallon water tank, six-inch front and rear intakes, Akron Apollo deck gun and Whelen scene lighting. The color of the vehicle is Robin’s Egg Blue.
Blaze Emergency Equipment has delivered a Sutphen pumper to the Rainbow Lakes FC in Parsippany-Troy Hills Township (Morris County.) Specs include a Monarch chassis with 56 inch cab, 10 inch raised roof, Cummins L9, 450 hp diesel engine, stainless steel body, Hale Qmax, 1500 gpm pump, 1000 gallon water and 50 gallon foam tanks, FRC Foam System, Smart Power 10 kw generator, FRC scene lighting and a Zico ladder rack..
New Jersey Emergency Vehicles has made the following P.L. Custom ambulance deliveries: Two Medallion Type III’s on Ford E-450 chassis. One went to the Lakewood FA & ES (Ocean County) and the other to the Belvidere Ambulance Corps. (Warren County.) Also the Keansburg FD, EMS received a remount onto a Ford E-450 chassis.

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