07/17/15 121 W, 1 I - + 3 - 1 Epsom's New Rosenbauer Rescue Pumper

Last weekend, Lee Wilson photographed Epsom Fire Department's new Squad 55, a sweet 2015 International/Rosenbauer 1500/1250/30 rescue pumper. Delivered on May 5 and placed in service on June 25. Epsom FD is located on Highway 39 in Franklin County, next ot the Vance County line. See more photos from Lee.

Rosenbauer has beens making inroads into our region. Wake Forest has a custom engine arriving later this year. The newest Wake County tankers are Rosenbauer on Freightliner chassis. North Chatham received a pair of custom engines last year. Etcetera. Also, rescue pumpers seem to be a recent rage. We've seen them in Wake County with Apex, Holly Springs, and Raleigh, for starters. Who else is using them?

Lee Wilson photo

Angier-Black River has an 2007 Pierce Rescue Pumper, Erwin has had one for years.
Stan - 07/17/15 - 09:12

Erwin replaced their rescue engine with a rescue truck that has a little bit of water. Knightdale 132, Clayton Squad 2, Cleveland E-2, Morrisville has two ladders that have more extrication than a lot of rescue trucks. The list could continue.
911 - 07/17/15 - 13:15

There’s quite a few “engines/pumpers, etc” around the area that carry at least a combi-tool on them. With staffing and a decline in volunteers in the area it’s a no brainer to try to do more with less.

In this case it makes perfect sense.
grab the jaws - 07/18/15 - 09:56

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