09/09/14 132 W, 1 I - + 6 - 3 Holly Springs' New Rescue Pumper

Here comes another squad! The Holly Springs Fire Department yesterday received a 2014 Spartan ERV MetroStar rescue pumper, 1500/750/25. The truck will replace Engine 1, which is a Pierce of what model and year? (Maybe someone will post a full fleet list for the town. They have four engines, one ladder, two brush trucks, two UTVs, two boats, correct?)

That makes the fourth purpose-built rescue pumper for Wake County, correct? After Apex Engine 1 (2011 E-One, demo unit) and Raleigh Squads 14 and 15 (2014 Pierces). Wake Forest also operates Squad 5, a 1994 E-One Century 1000/1000 that carries extra rescue equipment. (Bonus question. How many Roto-Rays are installed on rigs in Wake County?)

Lee Wilson took these pictures yesterday. See his photos. See also our prior posting about Holly Springs' new Aerialscope.

Lee Wilson photos

Apex Rescue 1 may have been the first Roto-ray in the county, going back to 95/96.

Looks nice HS, can’t wait to see the equipment layout.
Silver - 09/09/14 - 08:56

Garner Rescue & EMS’ big Squad 881 (the last one they had) had a Roto-Ray. Silver’s right, Apex’s R-1 had one. Garner’s had the LED version, while Apex had the glass sealed-beam verson. They were really popular in the Maryland area when I was in that area in the 90s. I have a picture somewhere of a 1991 Ford Crown Victoria with a Roto-Ray mounted on the front bumper.
DJ - 09/09/14 - 20:03

one of the nice things when visiting MD/DC/VA areas: Q’s, roto-rays, and powercall sirens. very distinct
charlie h - 09/10/14 - 21:50

Will it be listed in CAD as a Squad or an Engine?
AS - 09/12/14 - 11:42

There are quite a few power call or knock off power call sirens floating around wake county. Fuquay, WF E5 (Falls), and a couple in Cary I believe?
powercall - 09/16/14 - 14:09

Raleigh Squad 15 (and 14 I presume) has (have) the Powercall feature.
Silver - 09/17/14 - 08:44

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