01/14/11 107 W, 1 I - + 1 - 5 FireNews Profile of Chapel Hill's New Rescue Pumper

Another apparatus story, this time from FireNews. They've got the skinny on Chapel Hill's new Engine 34, a 2003 HME/4-Guys rescue pumper purchased from a department in northern Virginia. The truck includes some additional features such an SCBA filling station, hydraulic rescue tool reels, and a heavy-duty winch. The rig arrived white with a red stripe. To save money, they've only repainted the red part. Read the FireNews story. The prior Engine 34 was a 2003 KME. See pictures of the entire fleet on their web site. Some guy named Lee Wilson took the photos.

Chapel Hill Fire Department/ FireNews photo

Hey Chaoel Hill folks, did the original 34 get in an accident or something? You would think that this nice ride would replace one of the 2001 commercial cabs.
Silver - 01/15/11 - 11:37

If I recall correctly, CHFD was receiving delivery of a new engine X months ago, and the thing experienced an accident in the process. Perhaps the original Engine 34 has been moved to another unit. Our friends to the west can advise. Speculation is fun enough, though!
Legeros - 01/15/11 - 11:59

The Old 34 (2003 KME) is now E31. The old E31 (2001 International) is now E33. The old Squad 33 is now a training unit numbered E36. The Department did away with the Squad callsign with the addition of the new E34. The 1996 ferrara pictured on the site is now a reserve unit and is Lettered E39. The other two reserves not pictured are E37 and E38 (1988 Eones). E32 now operates a 2009 KME Predator pumper (see link below). The C4 vehical has been replced also. The Town Of CH website is outdated.

Michael (Email) - 01/15/11 - 13:27

Michael (Email) - 01/15/11 - 13:28

Is it just the picture or is this engine running the “super single” rear wheel/tire? I haven’t seen this before on fire apparatus.
firedriver - 01/17/11 - 20:57

Its just the picture. It has tandems.
Michael - 01/17/11 - 21:02

It’s a mud flap. Most apparatus have em.
911 - 01/17/11 - 21:24

Tandems? Don’t you mean dual wheels?
FG - 01/18/11 - 08:05

Yea duals
Michael (Email) - 01/18/11 - 08:54

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