06/17/08 40 W, 1 I - + 14 - 13 Knightdale's New Pumper

Lee has photographed Knightdale's new pumper, which was placed in service yesterday. Engine 132 is a 2008 Pierce Saber 1500/750 rescue pumper. It replaces a 1986 GMC/E-One midi-pumper/rescue unit, ex-Ravena, OH. Learn more about Knightdale Public Safety Fire-Rescue.


Engine. New Engine.
JBoggs - 06/17/08 - 11:39

I love the retro-80’s lightbar. Isn’t that the one off the old 132?
Dashlight - 06/17/08 - 14:11

I love the lightbar too! I think everyone is too LED happy – great addition to the truck!
Jason (Email) - 06/17/08 - 15:15

Me personally, I think that LED lightbars belong on Chief’s vehicles and ambulances. But no it is not the one off of 132.
Beach (Email) - 06/17/08 - 16:18

Its a new one (the lightbar) and beleive it or not the truck will put a mild blinding on ya!
JBoggs - 06/17/08 - 17:23

I did not know that they still made those kind of lightbars anymore.
someone (Email) - 06/17/08 - 17:35

Why didnt they go with a rescue body on this truck to make it a true rescue engine?? They lost alot of compartment space on each side of the body along the sides of the hose bed.
guest - 06/17/08 - 18:37

Boggs, does it have an extrication compliment? If so, what’s on it?
Silver - 06/17/08 - 21:40

Looks like rear driver’s side compartment is extrication equipment: http://www.flickr.com/photos/leewilson/2..
Legeros - 06/17/08 - 21:42

A stokes basket is to be mounted up top where the hosebed is so high above the compartments. There are cutters and spreaders each preconnected to the hose reels, with the tray beneath housing 2 rams, a ram extension kit, chains, and other hurst accesories. The middle driver side compartment has cribbing, air bags, vehicle stabilization jacks, and extrication hand tools. Rope and light rigging equipment is being added as well.

The passenger side of the truck has all the fire supression equipment on it. I’d like to take pics of all the compartments and put them on our website, detailing which each holds once we are finished with some fine touches.

And for all you jokesters out there, yes we will be calling a ladder mutual aid to help us re-pack the hose if we ever have to lay it.
JBoggs (Email) - 06/17/08 - 22:33

I thought Knightdale had their own ladder truck?
Dashlight - 06/17/08 - 23:47

I plan on going back once they get the deluge gun installed and the other equipment and take more pictures. and Dashlight – they have a telesqurt.
lee - 06/18/08 - 13:25

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