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Vehicles From Ocean County; Defender Adds Inturri

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



By John M. Malecky                                                               December, 2023



Author’s Note: In last month’s column, I failed to mention that Jersey City’s Marine 1 is named after the late Joseph Lovero, who was a good friend of mine and was killed at 9-11 when one of the towers collapsed. Joe dedicated himself to helping others being a member of the Jersey City Gong Club and driving their canteen, to working with the Jersey City Medical Center EMS and being a fire dispatcher. The boat originally had a red hull with his name on it, but the red paint did not hold well and the hull was repainted more than once without the name at the bow. It is now at the stern. 

This month we visit Ocean County, namely Jackson Township and Manchester Township. There was not enough room for all of the vehicles photographed, so the rest will follow sometime in the future.

In the photos from Jackson Township we have from Jackson Mills Engine 5421, a Sutphen Monarch pumper. This is the green and white colored apparatus. Next is from Cassville and is Truck 5625, an E-ONE quint and Tank 5618, a retitled unit (the original customer was unable to complete the purchase) and from Company 1, Engine 5521, a Ferrara Igniter pumper. From the Manchester Township Company1 (career station) Engine3241, an E-ONE Cyclone II pumper and Squad 13, a Sutphen Monarch rescue pumper. Last is from Manchester Township EMS, Ambulance 547 a Ford F-450/Lifeline.

In dealer news, Defender Emergency Products has added Inturri Wildland Series vehicles to its line of products. They are built with a material which lightens the vehicle’s weight, allowing for more water to be carried. There are several series packages, plus a mini pumper package. Refer to Defender for more information. 

VCI Emergency Vehicle Specialists has made the following remount deliveries (both in Burlington County) to: Hampton Lakes Emergency Squad, a Horton 623 on a Ford F-550 4x4 chassis and to the Moorestown FA & ES, a Horton 553 on a Ford F-450 chassis. 

Blaze Emergency Equipment has delivered to the Mt. Bethel FC in Warren Township (Somerset County) the Sutphen Monarch HD heavy rescue with 20-foot non-walk-in body and Onan 20 kw PTO generator. It has a Cummins X12, 520 hp diesel engine, two Command Light KL-415 FS towers, FRC scene lighting and Holmatro rescue tools.

Firefighter One has delivered another Ferrara Cinder 1750/750 pumper to Paterson (Passaic County) which is assigned to Squad 6. The former Squad 6 is presently unassigned. There are two more pumpers in the process of delivery. In Somerset County, Hillsborough Township FC 1, (Flagtown) received an Acela Monterra high water rescue with 16-foot body. Ferrara orders include a Cinder 2000-gpm pumper for Arbor Hose FC 1 in Piscataway Township (Middlesex County), two Cinder 1750-gpm pumpers and an Inferno HD 100 mid-mount platform for the City of Trenton (Mercer County) and an Inferno HD 85 mid-mount platform for City of Camden (Camden County).

New Jersey Emergency Vehicles has delivered to the Cranbury FAS (Middlesex County) a P.L. Custom Classic 170 on a Ford F-550 chassis. 

Campbell Supply Co., LLC has delivered another Spartan ER Metro Star pumper to Bayonne (Hudson County), completing three separate orders for these pumpers. It will be assigned to Engine 3 and has a 1500-gpm pump and 750-gallon water tank. They have received the following orders: for Brick Township District 1 (Ocean County), a Lake Assault fire rescue boat. Also, the Boro of Wanaque (Passaic County) two Spartan ER pumpers. One is on a Star Series top-mount pumper with Metro Star MFD chassis, 10-inch raised roof cab, Cummins X 12, 500 hp diesel engine, Waterous CSU 1500-gpm pump and 750-gallon water tank. The other is a pumper/tanker on a Gladiator MFD chassis with 10-inch raised roof cab, Cummins X 15, 565 hp diesel engine, Waterous CSU 1500-gpm pump with top-mount panel and 2300-gallon water tank.  

Frankford Township (Sussex County) has made a final inspection on a new Sutphen Monarch 2000/1000 pumper.

Fire & Safety Service reports the following Pierce orders: for Allamuchy, a Velocity 107-foot ladder and for Harmony an Enforcer pumper (both Warren County). Also, an Enforcer 105-foot ladder for Franklin Lakes (Bergen County), a stock Freightliner M2 BXT 3000-gallon tanker for Mansfield (Burlington County) and an Enforcer 100-foot mid-mount tower for the Old Bridge FC, East Brunswick (Middlesex County). Pierce deliveries include a stock Enforcer 100-foot mid-mount tower with T3 independent rear suspension to Roxbury (Morris County) and an Arrow XT heavy duty rescue pumper to Old Tappan (Bergen County). They have also received orders for two Skeeter brush trucks, one for Evesham Township (Burlington County) and one for Lakewood Township (Ocean County).

Absolute Fire Protection is mounting tools on the Newark E-ONE Typhoon rescue (Essex County). E-ONE’s being prepped are a Cyclone stainless steel top-mount pumper for Wayne FC 3 (Passaic County), a Typhoon squad for Eagle Hose of Keyport (Monmouth County) and a Cyclone 50-foot boom for South Plainfield (Middlesex County). E-ONE orders are for Jersey City (Hudson County), three Typhoon pumpers plus one with a three-stage pump and two Metro 100 ladders.

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