06/22/14 194 W, 1 I - + 4 - 3 Blowing Rock's New Rescue


Fire Apparatus & Emergency Equipment Magazine has published a nifty story by Alan M. Petrillo on Blowing Rock's new rescue truck, which you might've seen on the floor (or in photos of the floor) at FDIC in Indianapolis. This little monster is a 2014 Kenworth/Hackney walkaround rescue that was designed for the unique challenges of Blowing Rock's district. Such as steep inclines, narrow roads, and tight switchbacks. The specs are 33 feet long, ten feet, six inches high, and a 224-inch wheelbase. Has a 40,000-pound gross vehicle weight. Powered by 400 HP Cummins engine, driven with an Allison automatic transmission. 

Equipped includes a 35kw PTO generator and Command light tower, plus LED scene lights (four) and LED tripod lights (two), plus electric cord reels (two). Extended front bumper has a 16,500-pound winch, with side and rear receivers for a 9,000-pound winch. Coffin compartments on the roof carry ladders. Cascade air station on board, as well. Read the article, which has more photos. Next question, was this the first rescue truck for Blowing Rock? Can't readily recall what I've seen at their station(s) in the past.
 


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