03/26/10 120 W, 2 I - + 8 - 13 Raleigh Receives New Pierce Pumpers

Two new pumpers were delivered today to the Raleigh Fire Department, a pair of 2010 Pierce Arrow XT engines, 1500 GPM, 500 gallons, with Waterous pumps and Husky foam systems. This is the second set of Arrow XT engines for the city, and sporting red lightbar lens instead of clear. They'll be placed in service in the next couple of weeks as Engine 11 and Engine 13, which presently operate a 2005 Pierce Enforcer and 2004 American LaFrance Eagle, respectively. They'll replace Engine 4 and Engine 28, respectively. The Master (Lee) will properly photograph the new engines at later dates, locations, and lighting conditions. Then in a few more months, we'll hopefully see a new Pierce tiller rolling into Raleigh. Click to enlarge:

I really like the painted roll-up doors on RFD’s new apparatus. I also like the short doors on the cab of the Arrows, I imagine that makes it much easier to keep that bottom step clean. Very sharp looking trucks!
Jonathon P. - 03/27/10 - 10:18

Engines looks great. Agreed with the painted red doors. which is brighter…red lightbar lens or the clear ones? Significant cost difference?
Curious - 03/27/10 - 11:10

Does anybody if Engine 18 is going to replaced anytime soon ?
Chris (Email) - 03/27/10 - 17:19

Chris, we have heard: no new engines are on order for the next budget year…nor are there any new ladders or staff cars ordered. After these 2 engines, the only thing coming is the replacement Tiller sometime this summer.
RFD - 03/27/10 - 19:54

I agree 100% on the red roll up doors, much better in appearance than the standard grey doors, and much more visible as well.
CFP 7021 - 03/27/10 - 23:21

Great looking rig for the Capitol City! Asheville recently received a similar truck for E7 and it is very sharp as well. Now if we could get other cities to buy the Arrow XT rather than the ugly Velocity…
BFD1151 - 03/28/10 - 13:56

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