This unit is loaded with features. The Department supplied a Military M1088 chassis on which was built a 2000 gallon polished aluminum vacuum tank, 500 GPM fire pump, and vacuum pump which were both hydraulically driven. As many compartments as possible were built from aluminum providing 50 square feet of storage. Because the unit was so high off the ground, a power down bracket (described later) and pull down tool board was incorporated. Three 6" air operated air valves were placed at the rear of the apparatus.
Not only is this a specialty unit in terms of chassis and features, it is special because of performance and versatility which all Firovac units have.
Firovac is the only manufacturer on the market that makes a power down portable tank bracket to hold 2 tanks. In this case, per customers request, 4 sections of six inch suction hose10' long was placed on the back wall instead of a portable tank. One 2100 gallon portable tank is placed in front. Both items are within easy reach as well as easy to deploy. There are also 2 ladder brackets on top of the portable tank to contain Department supplied ladders. These 4 sections of hose are in addition to the 4 sections of six inch hose 10' long placed in the integral body hose compartments. That is 80' of suction hose.
Drafting from the lake. Hands on instruction in the use of the vacuum system. 1. Quick couple required sections of hose with strainer to reach water source. 2. From control in cab, set vacuum pump to "vacuum". 3. From control in cab, open appropriate water valve. 4.Watch water load at 1000-1500 GPM. Draft not affected by air leak, debris or cold weather.
The Dewittville New York VFD located on the east shore of Lake Chautauqua has a lot of water but no pressure hydrant system. A Firovac enables them to quickly and efficiently tap into the surrounding water with ease. The 3000 gallon system on an FL 112 conventional chassis has three 6" air operated water valves providing large capacity flow rates in drafting or discharging water. It also has 72+ cubic feet of compartment space, a Firovac power swing down portable tank bracket with 2 drop tanks, 48' of 6" quick couple hose and large capacity floating strainer.
The first unit was delivered in 2012, the second in 2015. The unprecedented heat package allows them to function even in extreme conditions. Although the front bumper turret provides "Pump and Roll" for ditch, field or brush fires, it has been used to extinguish a fire in a large garage by nosing in thru the door and discharging water on the fire. Operator stayed warm and dry in the cab in 42 degree below zero temperatures.
Butte Fire Department in Central Mat-Su fire District, Alaska. This is an Eagle Model 3500 gallon polished aluminum tank with Darley 1250 pump and hot water jacket. It also has a 34,000.00 pump house heater and 5 heated valves. A Foam Pro 1600 foam system with a flush system is included. The front bumper turret provides "Pump and Roll" capabilities. Built on a KW T-800 6x6. It is a beast.
Photo Credit: Jeff Green https://www.ohiofiretrucks.com/
A 2860 Gallon Tanker for ACVFD from a refurbished 1986 Firovac tank and a used Freightliner Chassis. The inside of the 17 year old tank was in excellent condition, so very little work was required in the tank. The old steel cabinetry was removed and a new aluminum painted version of our Firovac Raven Model was added, at the department's request.
Straight from the NYSAFC Show, Firovac headed over to Mashantucket, CT, to the Foxwoods Resort Casino to set up for few days (June 14-16, 2018) at the New England Fire/Rescue/EMS Expo. We were set up on an Outdoor Lot where we could Demonstrate some of the Truck's Features!
So, Mark Your Calendars for June 21-22, 2019 we would love to see you there!!
Recently Firovac attended the New York State Association of Fire Chiefs 112th Annual Conference & Expo. This event was held at the Turning Stone Resort in Verona, New York June 14-16, 2018. We were set up on an Outdoor Lot where we could Demonstrate some of the Truck's Features!
Thank you to those of you who attended the show and stopped by to see us!
We Look forward to next year and plan to be back at the Conference and Expo event's NEW LOCATION: The Oncenter in Syracuse, New York.
So Mark Your Calendars for June 13-15, 2019!!