RALEIGH - New delivered at Services on Monday,
February 17, 2014. Pair of identical 2013 Pierce Arrow XT rescue
pumpers to be placed in service as Squad 14 and Squad 15. They will replace a pair of 2004 American LaFrance Eagle pumpers that have served the special engine companies since they were placed in service on February 5, 2013.
Among the new features, different from "regular" Raleigh engines, include a higher hose bed, ladder to ascending to said hose bed, "coffin" compartments on the top, rear camera with monitor in the cab, bumper mounted compartment equipped for both a hydraulic rescue tool and reel, and a hose line, and the absence of either a booster reel or a pre-piped deck gun.
Two more new trucks are due this week, a 2013 Pierce Arrow XT pumper (for Engine 19) and a 2013 Pierce Arrow XT rear-mount aerial platform (for Ladder 1 until Station 11 is expanded, then for Ladder 2).
Mike Legeros photographs.