New Truck for LRFD

Post date: Dec 23, 2010 7:31:14 PM

On December 23rd, Chief Randy Gowlett took possession of the newest vehicle in the Long Reach Fire Department Fleet, a 2010 Freightliner combination pumper tanker.  This truck, manufactured by Allain Manufacturing in Notre-Dame NB, will replace our 1986 GMC, which had been the primary pumper for the fire department for over 20 years.  The new truck is a top mount pumper, with a 1050 gallon per minute Darley pump and a 1200 gallon polypropylene tank.  It also has two 20 gallon built in foam tanks, which can be controlled from the main pump panel.  Other improvements on this vehicle, include cabinet mounted SCBA packs, so that firefighters can quickly suit up at emergency scenes, as well as suction lines mounted low on the body so that firefighters can access them without climbing onto the roof of the truck.