05/08/08 45 W, 1 I - + 14 - 10 Hopkins New Rescue

Lee has posted photos and details of Hopkins' new rescue truck, a 2008 Spartan MetroStar/Hackney. Delivered April 28, placed in service May 5. Equipped with light tower, cascade system, extrication tools, ground ladders, etc. He also photographed Rolesville's new brush truck, a 2008 Ford/Seagrave.

...and two others are coming, Wendell and Stony Hill. These were spec’ed and ordered as part of the county apparatus replacement program.
Legeros - 05/08/08 - 05:42

Removable ‘wench’ on the Hopkins truck. How does she feel about that?
HAHA - 05/08/08 - 07:27

What’s with the ‘22’ in the middle of the word ‘rescue’. Looks kinda weird
clackmannan (Email) - 05/08/08 - 08:31

Thats their county station number I believe. Thats a sweet looking truck!
Mke - 05/08/08 - 11:37

Yes Hopkins is Wake County Station 22. And as such that is Rescue 22. Nice looking rig that the county committee spec’d out. Looking forward to seeing Wendell and Stony Hill’s trucks.
CFP 7021 (Email) - 05/08/08 - 12:33

just noticed the lack of amber warning on the rear or anywhere else on the truck for that matter?
guest - 05/08/08 - 12:38

22 is the size of the extension required on the firehouse so they could park this inside.
Guests Brother - 05/08/08 - 13:43

The way “RES-22-CUE” is spelled out on the side is called “bowtying”. It’s just a different style, that’s all. Nice rig!
Silver - 05/08/08 - 14:36

Go back and look at the pics from last saturdays memorial parade, Vance County Rescue Truck is numbered the same way.
Accept they use a 3 digit number
rnln (Email) - 05/08/08 - 15:15

It’s something that has been done for years…
Silver - 05/08/08 - 18:34

As far as I can tell, the Com##pany graphic might have been started in FDNY, as in RES1CUE, RES2CUE, etc.

From a graphic stand-point, it “reads” horribly. Just like text on an arc reads poorly.

A lot of Charlotte rigs have their front bumper done as LAD27DER, etc.
harkey (Email) (Web Site) - 05/08/08 - 21:56

Yeah Jeff H., take your pick; Boston, FDNY, Philly, DC, Memphis, Atlanta, Miami, Chicago. Don’t know why it started, maybe some crazy O.C.D. thing about having a graphic that isn’t “lop-sided” (RESCUE 1 versus Res1cuE)? Who knows….
Silver - 05/08/08 - 22:01

That is a nice looking truck! Long time coming, the old rescue was so overloaded with equipment it was a chore driving it around non emergency.
Kermit - 05/09/08 - 16:00

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