Equipment
Written by Lauren Scott
The Nakusp Volunteer Fire Department in the BC Interior added a Fort Garry-built pumper tanker to its fleet on June 10. The red vehicle is built on a Freightliner M2 106 4x4 chassis. A 350-hp engine keeps the truck running, while an Allison 3000 EVS transmission allows for simple gear shifting. It has a Crusader body with side-control pump panels. It gets the job done with a Hale PTO MBP 1000 pump made of 5052 marine-grade aluminum and a 1700 imperial gallon Pro-Poly tank.
Written by Lauren Scott
Comox Fire Rescue on Vancouver Island received a black and white pumper from Fort Garry Fire Trucks on June 11. The truck is constructed on a Freightliner M2 106 chassis and has an emergency rescue body. It runs on a 350-hp Cummins L9 engine and an Allison 3000 EVS transmission. The 2000 imperial gallon Hale QMAX pump, which is made of 5083 saltwater marine-grade aluminum, is controlled by side-control panels. The truck comes complete with Foam Pro 2001 foam. 

Written by Lauren Scott
The St. Catharines Fire Department in southern Ontario recently purchased a new pumper from Fort Garry Fire Trucks, which was delivered in October of last year. It has a Spartan Metro Star MFD 10” RR chassis and an emergency rescue pumper body. A powerful 400-hp Cummins ISL9 engine keeps the red and white truck running, while an Allison EVS 3000 transmission allows firefighters to shift gears. The pumper has side-control aluminum panels and a 1050 imperial gallon Waterous CS pump. The truck uses a Poly 600 imperial gallon tank and Foam Pro 2001 foam.  

Written by Lauren Scott
The fire department in the City of Summerside, P.E.I., welcomed a new Fort Garry pumper to its fleet on October 31, 2016. The truck is built on a Spartan Metro X MFD 10 RR chassis and has a Crusader Pumper body. It runs on a 380-hp Cummins ISL9 engine with an Allison EVS 3000 transmission. Side control pump panels power a 1250 US gallon Hale QFlo pump with a 960 US gallon tank made of Poly 800 IG. The red truck is made of 5052 Aluminum and is outfitted with Foam Pro 1600 foam. 

Written by Lauren Scott
The Conne River Fire Department in southern Newfoundland received a delivery of a new Fort Garry- built pumper on May 28. The red vehicle is constructed on an International 7400 chassis with a Cummins ISL 9 300-hp engine and Allison 3000 EVS transmission. It has side-control MXV pump panels, which control a 1000 imperial gallon Darley PSP1250 pump made of Pro-Poly. The truck is made of 5083 saltwater marine-grade aluminum and comes complete with Foam Pro 1600 foam. 

Written by Lauren Scott
The Opaskwayak Cree Nation volunteer fire department in western Manitoba welcomes a new pumper tanker to its fleet in late March. The red and white truck from Fort Garry Fire Trucks was built on a Freightliner 108SD two-door chassis and has a four-man crown full-framed fire tanker body. It is powered by a 380-hp Cummins ISL engine and Allison 3000 EVS transmission. The 2500 imperial gallon Co-Poly Darley LDM 1250 pump has an enclosed top control panel. The truck has a Foam Pro 2001 A&B System with two 25 imperial gallon foam cells. There a number of custom elements to make the truck unique, including an electric fold-down ladder rack, four heaters, a heat pan, air conditioning in the crew area, four SCBA seats in the crew enclosure, low speedlay discharges, an electric rewind hose reel, and a Deckmaster electric monitor located above the Pumphouse. 

Written by Lauren Scott
The Miminegash Fire Department on Prince Edward Island added a Fort Garry-built fire pumper to its fleet in July. The red truck was built on a full frame International 7400 chassis and is made of 5083 saltwater marine-grade aluminum. It features a 300-hp Cummins ISL9 engine and Allison EVS 3000 transmission. The pumper has cross-control panels that employ a Pro-Poly 1500 imperial gallon Hale DSD 1250 pump. It comes complete with Foam Pro 1600 foam. 

Written by Lauren Scott
The Beaumont Fire Department in the Edmonton Capital Region was delivered a new Spartan Metro-Star pumper on May 3. The white truck, built by Fort Garry Fire Trucks, has an emergency rescue body type with a 380-hp Cummins ISL9 engine and Allison EVS 3000 transmission. It is constructed of 5083 saltwater marine-grade aluminum. It has side control panels, a 600 imperial gallon Hale DSD 1250 pump made of Pro-Poly. It has custom features added, which include a power ladder rack, power hosebed covers and a Setcom six-person headset system.

Written by Lauren Scott
The fire department in Lucan Biddulph near London, Ont., recently purchased a Melfab pumper built on a two-door Freightliner chassis. The truck has an extruded aluminum body construction and a Hale PTO pump with an 1800 gallon water tank. It is finished with special features including rear swivel dump, dual hose reels complete with 200 feet of hose each, TFT Tornado monitor with controls in the cab, a Zico hydraulic portable tank rack and a Federal Signal warning package.

Written by Lauren Scott
The Acadia Valley Fire Department, a southeastern Alberta hamlet located near the Saskatchewan border, added a new tanker to its fleet on May 10. The department received a Crusader Tanker built on a Freightliner M2 chassis from Fort Garry Fire Trucks. The truck has a 450-hp Cummins ISL engine and Allison 3000 EVS transmission, and is constructed of 5052 marine-grade aluminum. The Pro-Poly Hale Sidekick 750 pump has side control panels and a capacity of 3000 imperial gallons. 

Written by Lauren Scott
The Gliechen Fire Department in southeast Alberta was the recipient of a Fort Garry Fire Trucks-built Crusader Tanker in early April. The tanker is a 2017 M2-106 Freightliner model made with 5052 marine-grade aluminum. It has a regular two-door cab and runs on a 350-hp Cummins ISL engine. The truck comes complete with a Hale Sidekick pump, which has a 2000 imperial gallon Copoly Tank, and an Allison 3000 EVS transmission.

Written by Laura King
Inside the Gore booth at FDIC in Indianapolis, a lanky, boyish-looking firefighter – no more than 22 years old – sidled up to the counter to listen to product specialist Holly Blake explain the benefits of the company’s particulate-protecting hood.
Written by Paul Dixon
How does a big-city fire department stay ahead of the curve in a community committed to reducing environmental impacts, while meeting public expectations and keeping costs down?
Written by Chris Dennis
Back in November, I wrote about frame issues due to corrosion caused by salt used on winter roads. I discussed how we are dealing with a damaged aerial here at Vaughan Fire Rescue Services (VFRS). For those who are wondering, the truck has been repaired and is back in service. For those of you who are wondering how… keep reading.
Written by Steve Clark and Connor Hadaway
Two units respond to alarm bells at a school after a caretaker reports a suspected gas leak. The local gas company is on the scene and refuses to enter the building due to elevated lower explosive limit (LEL) readings. The ladder crew begins to investigate with a multi-gas detector.
Written by Lauren Scott
Simon & Schuster Canada has announced the publication of Inside the Inferno: A Firefighter’s Story of the Brotherhood that Saved Fort McMurray, a memoir by Fort McMurray firefighter, Damian Asher. The book is available on May 2, 2017, the first anniversary of the wildfire.

For more information or to pre-order: https://www.firehallbookstore.com/product/inside-inferno-firefighters-story-brotherhood-saved-fort-mcmurray/
Written by Lauren Scott
After last year’s preview, Globe will officially launch its ATHLETIX turnout gear at FDIC in Indianapolis in April. The gear uses stretch fabrics that allow a wider range of motion with less bulk.

Click here  for more information.
Written by Lauren Scott
Rosenbauer has added a multi-functional Compact Line vehicle to its emergency response line up. The unit was created to provide a multi-functional interior to keep up with individual fire service demands. The unit has an aluminum profile and sandwich design, which offers a customizable layout. Width, height and length can all be varied without any dividing walls, opening up any amount of space for the payload.

For more information see http://www.rosenbauer.com/en/ca/rosenbauer-group
Written by Lauren Scott
Scott Safety has launched a mobile application that allows firefighters edit, save and share configurations for the in-mask display. Users can customize the brightness, icon layouts, temperature display and display colours. With the app, firefighters can personalize their in-mask displays. The app is available for Apple and Android.

For more information visit https://www.scottsafety.com and click on products/thermal imaging.
Written by Lauren Scott
Avenza is a new mobile application that enables users to access PDF maps on smartphones or tablets. Without using data or wi-fi, Avenza utilizes devices’ built-in GPS receivers to mark positions, routes and points of interest. Avenza has a vast catalogue of maps and users can import their own PDF maps. Avenza allows crews to mark hazards, plot waypoints and routes, and track positions.

For more information go to https://www.avenzamaps.com/maps/how-it-works.html
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