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By John M. Malecky November, 2022


Photographing Brielle’s most recent Seagrave pumper brought back memories of when I photographed their older 2003 Seagrave pumper. The older one was sold by Ernie Derby, who was a very good friend of mine. He passed away in September of 2018. At the time of the sale, Ernie maintained an office in Manasquan named Central Jersey Fire Apparatus, which sold both Seagrave and Aerialscope Inc. in Monmouth and Ocean Counties. Prior to that he worked in different dealerships, and when his office was closed he worked for other dealers. At all times he helped me get photos of his sales for this column. Rest in peace my good friend! The new pumper is a Seagrave Capitol model. Brielle is in Monmouth County. In other photos this month, also in Monmouth County is Sea Girt’s Ferrara Cinder pumper. The members refer to the color of this pumper as Artic White. Also in the same county is a new E-ONE Typhoon top mount pumper from Lincroft in Middletown Township. Next are a couple of Pierces, one an Arrow XT quint for Bridgeton in Cumberland County, and the other a Velocity pumper at Point Pleasant Beach Fire Company 2 (Ocean County). Another photo is the South Old Bridge Spartan ER pumper (Middlesex County), and finally a Rosenbauer Warrior pumper from Hillside in Union County.

In dealer news, New Jersey Emergency Vehicles has made two P.L. Custom ambulance deliveries. One is a Classic Type 1 on a Ford F-550 chassis to the Clifton FD (Passaic County) and the other a Medallion Type III on a Ford E-450 chassis to the Brielle FAS (Monmouth County).

Campbell Supply Co., LLC reports they have delivered to the Edison Division of Fire (Middlesex County) a Spartan ER pumper. Specs include a Metro Star MFD chassis with 10-inch raised roof cab, Hale Qmax 1500-GPM pump, 750-gallon water tank and Harrison 6 kw generator. They received an order from the Colts Neck FC 1 (Monmouth County) for a Spartan ER pumper. Specs include a Metro Star MFD chassis, 10-inch raised roof cab, Waterous CSU 2000-GPM pump with top mount panel and 1000-gallon water tank.

Fire & Safety Services has received the following Pierce orders: for Sayreville/Engine (Middlesex County), a Velocity 100-foot mid-mount Ascendant platform and three Enforcer pumpers; one each is for Clifton, Woodland Park (both Passaic County) and the other for Salem City, (Salem County). They have delivered two Enforcer 75-foot quints with steel ladders. One went to Bridgeton (see photo) and the other to Vineland (both Cumberland County).

Absolute Fire Protection reports that West Milford (Passaic County) FC 2’s E-ONE eMax squad pumper is nearly complete and should be at the dealership next month.

Firefighter One, LLC has received an order from the Country Hills FC in Bridgewater Township (Somerset County) for a Ferrara mini pumper on a Ford F-550 chassis. Specs include a heavy duty extruded aluminum body, 500-GPM Waterous CLVK, PTO pump and 300-gallon water tank. They also received orders for two General Truck Body High Water Rescue Units, both on Acela chassis. One is a 4x4 model for the City of Paterson featuring a military style body with canopy, graphics to match the rest of the fire department vehicles and an upgraded Hi-Viz scene light package featuring a 65-inch brow light, two 12-inch mini brows on the cab side and two on the rear. The second is a 6x6 model for the Wayne Township OEM featuring an all aluminum high water body with canopy and custom grey/blue paint scheme (both Passaic County). Their ambulance division received two orders. One is a Road Rescue Ultramedic Type III for the Neptune Township EMS (Monmouth County). Specs include a Ford E-450 chassis with 10-inch cab-to-body extension, 170-inch module, Whelen LED light strips on the module entry doors, flip-up recessed rear step bumper, Per4Max Safety System, LED Flex lighting in all exterior compartments, ergonomic slide-out tray for stair chair storage, multiplex electrical system, Whelen ALL M-Series exterior warning/scene lighting and a custom paint and graphics scheme to match the existing fleet. The second is a Wheeled Coach Medic Type III for the Tri-Boro FAS (Morris County). Specs include a Ford E-450 chassis with Big-Tex front grille guard, 170-inch module, 74-inch interior headroom, three-inch drop skirts on both sides of the body, Duraseam doors with power door locks, heavy duty slide-out trays, ducted HVAC system, restocking/inventory style interior cabinet doors, custom storage tower at head of the squad bench, Whelen LED lighting package, inverter, CoolBar front HVAC and custom graphics package.

VCI Emergency Vehicle Specialists has made the following ambulance deliveries: Egg Harbor Township Ambulance Squad (Atlantic County) received a Horton 523 Type III on a Ford E-450 4x4 chassis. Westwood VAC (Bergen County) received a Horton 457 Type I on a Ford F-450 4x4 chassis, and the Howell Police EMS (Monmouth County) received an AEV Trauma Hawk Type I on a Ford F-550, 4x4 chassis.

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