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Trucks from Camden and Bergen Counties

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, 2023




This month we travel to two distant counties, one up north and one southwest. There are two Bergen County vehicles and the rest from Gloucester Township, which is actually in Camden County. In Bergen County, Cresskill which has career firefighters during the week, recently placed in service an E-ONE squad pumper replacing a standard pumper. The other vehicle is a P.L. Custom Classic, Type I ambulance on a Ford -550 chassis operated by the Lyndhurst Police Emergency Squad. In Camden County, the Gloucester Township Squad 88 is a Pierce rescue pumper that runs out of the Chews Landing station, though it is not assigned to any fire company. Two other stations covered are Glendora which has a Ferrara squad pumper, an HME/RD Murray pumper with a 61-foot Nova Quintech telescoping waterway, and the third is Tac 81, a Ford F-550/HME mini pumper with many extras to add versatility. The second company is Blackwood which also has a squad and is a Spartan ER rescue pumper. They have a Ford/KME light rescue which will be in Little Big Guys in a later month, since this month we feature Glendora’s Utility 81 in that feature.

In dealer news, Campbell Supply Co., LLC has received an order from Roselle (Union County) for a Spartan Gladiator MFD/LTC 93-foot mid-mount platform with 10-inch raised roof cab. It will have a Waterous 1500-gpm pump and 300-gallon water tank. Other orders include two from Fairview (Bergen County). One is a Spartan ER Metro Star NXT rescue pumper with MFD cab and 10-inch raised roof, Waterous 1500-gpm pump, 500-gallon water tank, Smart Power 8 kw generator and a light tower. The other is a Spartan ER Metro Star MFD pumper with 10-inch raised roof cab, Waterous 1500-gpm pump, 500-gallon water tank and Harrison 6 kw generator. They are prepping for delivery a Spartan ER Metro Star Extreme Duty pumper with 10-inch raised roof cab, Watrerous 1500-gpm pump and 750-gallon water tank for Bayonne (Hudson County). When delivered, it will be their third in the fleet with one more to go. They made the following deliveries (all Monmouth County): to Marlboro Fire Company 1, a Kenworth T-880 Spartan Star Series 3500-gallon tanker with Hale Qmax, 2000-gpm pump, 50-gallon foam tank and two Zico hydraulic racks, one for a portable folding tank and the other for hard suction hose; to Allenhurst, a Spartan ER Metro Star LFD pumper with Waterous 2000-gpm pump, 750-gallon water tank and Harrison 10 kw generator. It has a 10-inch raised roof cab. Finally, to Belford Engine Co. in Middletown Township, a Spartan ER Gladiator pumper with Hale Qmax 2000-gpm pump, 750-gallon water tank and Harrison 6 kw generator.

Defender Emergency Products has received a second order for a Rosenbauer apparatus from the Township of Marlboro District 3, Morganville Fire Company. It is a tanker/pumper on a Commander chassis with 78-inch-long cab with 11-inch raised roof and full length cab entry doors. Other specs include a Cummins X15, 600 hp diesel engine, full Whelen lighting package, Rumbler siren, Weldon VMUX Multiplex Electric System, FRC In View camera system, air horns, Rosenbauer hot dipped galvanized frame rails, Waterous CSUC20, 2250-gpm single-stage pump, 3000-gallon poly water tank, Quick Dumps, Harrison 6 kw generator, custom storage compartments and ROM roll-up compartment doors.

Fire & Safety Services reports the following Pierce deliveries: to the Lower Bank VFC in Washington Township (Burlington County), an International top-mount pumper and to Park Ridge (Bergen County) an Arrow XT heavy duty walk-in rescue. Pierce orders include a Saber pumper for Mine Hill (Morris County), a stock Enforcer 100-foot Ascendant mid-mount platform for Englewood (Bergen County), a Velocity heavy duty rescue pumper for Branchburg Township/Readington FC (Hunterdon County) and a stock Saber pumper for Clementon (Camden County).

Absolute Fire Protection is prepping five E-ONE Typhoon pumpers for the City of Newark (Essex County) and a mini pumper on a Ford F-550 chassis for Pine Beach Boro (Ocean County). They have received an order from Bloomfield (Essex County) for a Typhoon top-mount pumper. 

New Jersey Emergency Vehicles has delivered the following P.L. Custom ambulances: a Medallion with 147-inch module on a Ford E-350 chassis to Bloomfield EMS (Essex County), and a Classic 170 on a Ford F-550 chassis to the Town of Scotch Plains FD (Union County). 

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