11/12/09 126 W, 2 I - + 11 - 9 Highway Patrol Fire Apparatus


We blogged before about a quick-response crash truck delivered around January to the North Carolina Highway Patrol Training division. Lee Wilson has snapped some photos, while recently shooting some helicopter training off Garner Road. This 1995 F-350/21st Century Foam unit is a refurb, with a 150 GPM Darley pump, 225-gallon tank, and a 12-gallon foam cell.

What other odd pieces of fire apparatus are serving around Triangle, outside of fire departments? Twenty years ago, IBM had a Ford C pumper protecting their RTP facilities. The Harris Plant also had an engine on site. What's around these days? The only thing that readily comes to mind is the Oshkosh/Pierce 8x8 tactical fire truck at the Air National Guard base. Click to enlarge:
 







Forgot to type Merk in Durham.
Chris - 11/13/09 - 13:36

I am going to try this again: Merk in Durham has a jump cab Class A pumper that they have parked by their back up water storage tanks by their fire pump. I do not know what brand, but it has to be a 70’s or 80’s model.
Chris - 11/13/09 - 13:39

GSK (Glaxo) in Zebulon had their own fire brigade and they had a cool mini pumper like the one pictured above. Haven’t been on campus since 1997 so not sure if they still have it. It was their own quick response vehicle until Zebulon arrived.
Jason Lane - 11/16/09 - 01:44



  
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