11/02/11 95 W, 1 I - + 3 - 5 Apex's New Engine

The Apex Fire Department received their new Engine 1 on Friday, October 28. The 2011 E-One Typhoon 1500/750 is an emergency replacement for Engine 3, a 2000 E-One Cyclone pumper. It's a demo unit that will be equipped as a "squad," with both engine and rescue equipment. It will help reduce two other vehicles in the fleet, including Rescue 1. See prior posting.for the back story. Lee Wilson took this picture two days later, but he'll be back to get a properly posed picture. We'll update this posting accordingly. See more photos.

Lee Wilson photo

Nice looking rig. Is that the third different color scheme that Apex has on its apparatus? Is this latest one going to be the standard for Apex? Just curious cause I like this one best.
colorblind - 11/02/11 - 17:47

Agreed, CB. Nice looking rig. Since the thing’s a demo, what you get is probably what you get. Ancillary question, isn’t Apex home to one of the few rigs with Roto-Rays around here? Love the things.
Legeros - 11/02/11 - 19:04

I believe apex rescue 1 had a Roto-Ray on it but the last time I saw the truck it didn’t have it one there anymore.
CW - 11/02/11 - 21:13

Yeah, it had a roto-ray.

I remember like it was yesterday when Apex first put the rescue truck in service; “Apex to Rescue 1”; “Rescue 1 answering”; “P.D. unit is advising one of your lights on the front of your truck is loose”.
Rotofosho - 11/02/11 - 23:01

former Rescue 1 (HME) is now Rescue 4. The current Rescue 1 was the International chassis rescue truck.
shevais - 11/02/11 - 23:48

Actually it is the fourth color scheme. Rescue 4 is White with red trim, Engine 3 and Rescue 1 White with blue trim and the rest Red with White trim. About ten years ago I thought perhaps they were trying for a different scheme with each new purchase.
stretch - 11/03/11 - 01:20

I think 2001 should be 2011…just a typo I’m sure.
rookie - 11/03/11 - 08:23

The former Rescue 1 was an older Ford Mini Rescue from Durham Highway. This truck responds to all wrecks within in Stations 1,2,and 3 districts, where Rescue 1 would be dispatched. In Station 1’s district, Ladder 3 will respond for man power with Engine 1. It was put in service on 11/3 and ran its first call, a pin in off of Barker Rd. with Engine 2, Battalion 1, Car 1, EMS 41, EMS 9?, District 2, Engine 4 ( set up landing zone for wake med).
JTJ - 11/04/11 - 15:44

Thats a haul. Glad the truck works well for Apex. Congrats fellows.
911 - 11/04/11 - 20:46

With Apex, Fuquay, Holly springs, Stony Hill, and Garner recently getting new apparatus, and of course Wake county helped with the Funding on those new apparatus, why is it that Raleigh has to put off apparatus replacement for another year. Raleigh put it off last year and this year.
crs - 11/05/11 - 11:47

Raleigh fire is not funded by the county. The county replaces apparatus at 20 years. Does Raleigh have trucks even reserves that are 20 years old? These departments you mentioned had apparatus that old or older. Then if it is a town department it pays a certain percentage of the cost. Last I checked fuquay was working on the specs for another new engine.
911 - 11/05/11 - 12:53

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