01/23/12 65 W, 1 I - + 8 - 6 Wake Forest's New Engine

From a reader, here's another new delivery. The Wake Forest Fire Department last week received this 2012 Pierce Saber pumper-tanker engine, 1500/1000. Features include a 10-inch cab extension, roof-mounted light tower, and foam system. It replaces a 1996 E-One engine, which will be placed in reserve, which will replace Engine 4, a 1989 Simon-Duplex/FMC engine, which will be sold. Click to enlarge. Thanks Matt!

Good looking rig fellas. Glad to see you all getting away from those flat roofs. Im sure some of you all will miss the old Duplex or atleast the memories of calls on it.
911 - 01/23/12 - 20:36

Is the Saber replacing the Contender?
and anyone at Wake Forest know if there are any more trucks like this coming in 2012?
Buckwheat - 01/24/12 - 00:07

Yes, the Saber was re-introduced as what used to be the Contender. It is also now able to be manufactured in Wisconsin or Florida
shevais - 01/24/12 - 08:44

Stony Hill’s Pumper 392 (received in 2011) is a Saber and is pretty much the same as WFFD’s (with some minor changes). These series of trucks have much better build characteristics than the Contenders.
A.C. Rich - 01/24/12 - 14:58

A pumper-tanker is defined as a rig with over 1000 gallons??? if so then why do some depts still can them engines ?....doesnt that give a false description of what is enroute…I would rather know a P/T is coming knowing it has 1000 gallons rather than a engine comong with 500-750 gallons l
confused - 01/25/12 - 22:10

The term “pumper-tanker” is 100-percent my phraseology, and perhaps entirely incorrect! Perhaps I should simply say “their new 1,000-gallon engine!”
Legeros - 01/25/12 - 22:47

pumpers have the ability to dump water, and some, if not most carry dump tanks.

Engines do not have the ability to dump water.

The amount of water carried doesn’t matter as most everything in the county depts is 1000 gal tanks. The Tankers are either 1800 or 2000 gallon. (Crew Cab are 1800, standard cab are 2000).
simplified - 01/25/12 - 22:52

A good looking rig. Congrats to WF.

Some people refer to a pumper/tanker as a Class A pumper with 1000+ gallons of water, while other use the term pumper/tanker to describe Class A pumpers that have quick dump capabilities. I personally prefer the latter, I think of a pumper/tanker as a unit that could either function as a pumper or as a tanker. It is hard to be effective in a water shuttle without a quick dump.
Griggs - 01/31/12 - 13:42

When you combine too many roles you end up doing both ok, but neither very well. Use Engines for attack and tankers to haul water. Nice truck WF
ncff - 01/31/12 - 14:23

Fuquay has another Saber ordered and being built as we speak. Also I forgot to mention that I like seeing the side mount pump considered on some of these new county engines (preference of mine).
911 - 02/02/12 - 23:27

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