03/09/12 81 W, 1 I - + 8 - 5 Cool as Heck Brush Engine

Nanjemoy Fire Department in Maryland. Rosenbauer wildland engine on a Ford F-750 chassis with a Darley pump (500 GPM), a Cummins engine (manual transmission), and a custom fabricated brush guard. Single axles. Carries 400 gallons plus 30 gallons. Mess of scene lights. Pretty sharp looking. Probably too much for these parts. Brush units are smaller around here, and around this part of the state. Does anyone run wildland engines in the central Piedmont? See more information.

Rosenbauer photo

I went to their website and noticed a news story from 2011 where they sold the old brush rig. Three pictures showing many similiarities. Went to a private collector. Larger brush trucks on GMC 5500 and Ford 550 chassis some with crew cabs being used in my area of Iowa.
Eugene Beard (Email) - 03/09/12 - 11:47

Robbins FD in Moore County, NC has a new wildland engine they recieved in the past year, year and half or so?? on a grant for wildland/urban interface firefighting. its bigger than the truck above and has single axles too! its 4×4 automatic, pump&roll capability, international chassis, i think100gal tank unknown on any other particulars. i do have pics if you want.
aaron (Email) - 03/09/12 - 21:16

There are 3 in Randolph County, also acquired through a Forest Service grant. Two at Franklinville(one of which was recently transferred from East Side) and one at East Side. Former military ARFF engines, re-configured for W-UI. All are 1980-ish Amertek 4X4’s with a relatively similar setup.
Here are links to photos of all three:
Lt. Lemon (Email) (Web Site) - 03/10/12 - 23:41

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