Many hours of work and days of anticipation came to an end around on Thursday August 12 when the new Connecticut Fire Academy Rescue Truck was delivered. The truck has an 18 foot non-walk-in rescue body on an International four door cab and chassis. The truck was sold by Nichols Fire Apparatus of Wallingford CT. and was built by E-One’s Saulsbury Fire Apparatus Division located in
- 35 KW PTO generator
- Will-Burt light tower with 6,000 watts of lighting
- Atlas-Copco air compressor supplying 15 CFM at 250 PSI.
- 12,000 lb. Ramsey winch mounted in the front bumper
- Side mounted roll-out awning for shade
- Fold out roof access ladder for increased safety and ease of climbing
- Slide trays and pull-out drop down trays in most of the compartments
- Whelen LED emergency, under truck, and compartment lighting package.
We extend our thanks and gratitude to Will-Burt who supplied the light tower for half price and to Whelen Engineering who donated the entire lighting package.
The rescue truck should not sit around gathering dust. During its first week it was used for an off-site contract vehicle rescue class as well as the vehicle rescue section of the recruit class. It participated in two other off-site rescue program deliveries during the month of August.
The new Connecticut Fire Academy Rescue Truck in use at its inaugural class at the
North Farms Volunteer Fire Department