03/03/13 97 W, 2 I - + 4 - 6 New Rescue Pumper For Archer Lodge

Lee Wilson photographed last week Archer Lodge's new rescue pumper, delivered on Thursday. This one's an interesting truck, a 2013 Ferrara Inferno MVP. The pump panel's located in an compartment. There are number of rescue body features: electric awning, oil dry hopper, ladder to roof compartments. Plus light tower, cascade system, and more. It's equipped with a 1500 GPM pump, a 750 gallon water tank, and a 30 gallon foam cell. To be placed in service as Engine 1. Better living through rescue pumpers. See more photos and read the specs.


Lee Wilson photos

Nice apparatus and I bet it does a great job for Archers Lodge. It must be wonderful to be able to purchase what your district needs to serve your citizens. JoCo FD’s don’t let those who know nothing about the Fire Service take control of your resources like Wake Co did.
ncff - 03/03/13 - 23:16

Also please use correct grammar as allow us to understand what you are saying.
Fireman - 03/04/13 - 13:25

If it was so bad that Wake Co. took control then how come so many other depts. in JOCO piggy backed the wake co. spec trucks? I am part of two depts. in JOCO and wish we would follow the lead of Wake co.
JocoFireman - 03/05/13 - 07:38

I would like to see the county give each department the choice of using the county spec or receive the amount of money the county spec truck costs. That way each individual department that chose to take the money instead of a county spec truck could use the money to spec a truck custom built for each individual and unique district. I am not well versed in the politics of the fire service so my question is this, would this even be a legal option that the county/departments could use? Also to those who have decision making ability’s within your department, do you find that the county spec truck fits all your needs, is the ability to change the truck available (different hose bed heights, cab seating/compartment configuration..) Finally who draws up the county spec (is input taken from all regions of the county)?
Watson - 03/05/13 - 18:12

ficoFireman- JoCo FDs piggybacked off the WaCo specs because it saved them money, and for the most part the specs we good.

Mike- in JoCo there are no county specs for apparatus. Each department specs and purchases what they need/want, and the decision is influenced by call volume and type as well as ISO recommendations to obtain the best ISO rating, and most importantly what the department can afford.

Personally, I like our ability to spec and buy the truck that best suits US instead of what the county suggests.
D.McKay - 03/05/13 - 19:22

That should say JocoFireman, not ficoFireman. Autocorrected on my phone…......
D. McKay - 03/06/13 - 01:09

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