Equipment
Written by Chris Dennis
Corrosion. Wait, don’t turn the page. This column is not about the rust and corrosion that I have written about in past columns: you know, the stuff that attaches to every square inch of fire trucks. This column is about the rust and corrosion that is so obvious it tends to get overlooked.
Written by Laura King
Ask seasoned salespeople what fire departments want in their new pumpers, tankers, aerials and rescues and you’ll get as many different responses as there are options for side compartments.
Written by Beth McKay
Cypress County Emergency Services in Alberta, under Fire Chief Dennis Mann, took delivery of a Fort Garry Fire Trucks-wildland pumper in July. The unit is built on an International 7400 4x4 chassis and powered by a 350-hp Maxxforce 10 engine and an Allison 3500 EVS transmission. The unit features a Foam Pro 2002 foam type and a Waterous CXVK (1000GPM) and CPK-3(high pressure) pump. It also boasts a left side pumphouse compartment with slide out tray and slide out toolboard for longer equipment. I also has a Zico overhead ladder rack, and all LED lighting.

Written by Beth McKay
Clarington Emergency and Fire Services in Ontario, under Deputy Fire Chief Bill Hesson, took delivery of a Fort Garry Fire Trucks Emergency Rescue pumper in August. The unit is built on a Spartan Gladiator chassis and powered by a 450-hp Cummins ISX12 engine and an Allison 4000 EVS transmission. It features a 1250 Hale DSD pump and a Foam Pro 1600 Class A. 

Written by Beth McKay
Biggar Rural District Fire Association in Saskatchewan, under Fire Chief Gerry Besse, took delivery of a Fort Garry Trucks pumper in October. The unit is built on a Freightliner M2 – 106 chassis and powered by a 350-hp Cummins ISL engine and an Allison EVS 3000 transmission. It features a 1250 Darley PSP pump, a 1000 I.G. Pro-Poly water tank, and a Waterous Advantus 3E class A/pick up tube for Class B Foam type. 

Written by Beth McKay
Luduc County in Alberta, under Fire Chief Darrell Fleming, took delivery in March of a Fort Garry Trucks pumper. The unit is built on a Spartan Metro Star chassis and powered by a 380-hp Cummins ISL and an Allison EVS 3000 transmission. It features a Darley PSP 1250 USG pump, an Elkhart Cobra EXM Monitor, a Federal Signal Emergency light package and side and rear control panels.

Written by Beth McKay
Saddle Hills County in Alberta, took delivery in February of a Fort Garry Fire Trucks terminator. This unit is built on a Freightliner M2-106 chassis and is powered by a 350-hp Cummins ISL engine and an Allison EVS 3000 transmission. It features a 1,250 Darley PSR pump, a Foam Pro 2002 foam system, a Foam Pro Power Fill, and special SCBA storage.

Written by Beth McKay
The City of Vernon/Vernon Fire Rescue in British Columbia, took delivery in March of a Fort Garry Fire Trucks tanker. This unit is built on a Freightliner M2-106 chassis and powered by a 330-hp Cummins ISL engine and an Allison EVS 3000 transmission. It features a Hankle MBP 600 IG/750 USG pump, and is an aluminum crusader tanker with on spot chain set, rear suction, Whelen emergency light package and a Husky porta tank.

La Ronge Regional Fire Rescue Service in Saskatchewan, under Fire Chief Keven Thomson, took delivery in May of a Fort Garry Fire Trucks-built pumper. The unit is built on an International 4400 chassis and powered by a 330-hp Navistar N9 engine and an Allison 3000 EVS transmission. It features a 1,250-gpm Darley PSP pump, a 1,200-gallon Poly water tank, a Waterous Advantus 6 A/B foam system, an Akron Fire Fox bumper turret, Honda 5000-watt generator on a roll-out tray, Spectra 20K Lumen LED telescopic lights, Federal Signal LED emergency light package and a Zico overhead ladder rack.
Clarington Emergency and Fire Services in Ontario, under Fire Chief Gord Weir, took delivery in June of a Fort Garry Fire Trucks-built emergency rescue pumper. Built on a Spartan Gladiator chassis and powered by a 450-hp Cummins ISX12 engine and an Allison 4000 EVS transmission, the unit features a Hale DSD1250 pump, a 500-igallon Pro-Poly water tank and a Foam Pro 1600 Class A foam system.
Halton Hills Fire Department in Ontario, under Fire Chief Brent Marshall, took delivery in May of a Dependable Emergency Vehicles-built rescue. The unit is built on a 2016 Freightliner M2-106 commercial chassis, 18.5-foot walk-in rescue body. It features seating for two in the cab and four in the body, a 12,000-pound front bumper winch, Honda portable generator, FRC Evolution LED scene lights and Whelen warning lights.
Hurst Jaws of Life has introduced four new spreaders to the market that are lighter and stronger than their predecessors. Two of the spreaders have launched as part of the eDRAULIC line and two within the 10,000-psi high-pressure offering. All four include Shark Tooth removable tips and four rows of teeth for grip, and squeezing plates integrated into the arms. The SP 55E2, one of the four new spreaders, is one of the strongest portable spreaders on the market – 16 per cent lighter and 4 per cent stronger than its predecessor. Find more information at www.jawsoflife.com
Lintlaw and District Fire Fighting Association in Saskatchewan, under Fire Chief Greg Smith, took delivery in March of a Fort Garry Fire Trucks-built pumper. The unit is built on a Freightliner four-door M2 chassis and powered by a 300-hp Cummins ISL engine and an Allison 3000 EVS transmission. It features a 1,250-gpm Hale DSD pump, and an 800-igallon Propoly water tank.
Safety Components, a manufacturer of firefighting fabric technology, has created a new line of thermal liners that are engineered with DuPont heat and flame-resistant fiber to help firefighters handle hotter fires. Called Glide Ice, the liners are designed to feel cool with a weave that combines 60 per cent DuPont Nomex filament yarns with 40 per cent DuPont Nomex/Lenzing FR spun yarns. The liners allow for breathability, freedom of movement, comfort, heat-blocking capability, moisture management and fast dry times. Glide Ice thermal liners are fully UL approved, and will be available beginning in late 2016. Learn more at www.safetycomponents.com
Starland County Morrin Fire Department in Alberta, under Fire Chief Darcy Davidson, took delivery in April of a Fort Garry Fire Trucks-built pumper. Built on a Freightliner M2 106 chassis and powered by a 350-hp ISL engine and a six-speed automatic transmission, the unit features a 1,250-gpm Darley PSP pump, a 1,000-igallon Propoly water tank, Akron FireFox monitor, FRC Q-65 LED 900 body-mounted scene lights and FRC Optimum 1,000-watt push-up scene lights, and Sigtronics Intercom System.
Minnesota-based EarthClean Corporation – a maker of non-toxic products for fire management – has introduced a new formal for its TetraKO firefighting water enhancer. The new TetraKO XL-P is a biodegradable corn starch-based granulate that, when mixed with water, can be poured into a range of fire fighting equipment such as air-pressurized extinguishers, backpack sprayers, skid units and utility vehicles. The mixed solution provides Class A firefighting and fire management performance. Learn more at www.earthclean.com
Central Frontenac Fire Department in Ontario, under Fire Chief Bill Young, took delivery in June of a Eastway Fire and Rescue Vehicles-built mini rescue. The unit is built on a Ford F550 chassis and is powered by a 300-hp 6.7 Power Stroker engine and a Torqshift six-speed select shift transmission.
Siksika First Nation Fire Department in Alberta, under Chief Tom Littlechild, took delivery in March of a Fort Garry Fire Trucks-built tanker. Built on a Freightliner 108 SD chassis and powered by a 330-hp ISL engine and a six-speed automatic transmission, the unit features a 750-gpm Hale MBP pump, a 3000-igallon Propoly tank, a Kussmaul Pump Plus 1000, FRC LED scene lights, and air actuated dump chute control.
County of Two Hills Fire Department in Alberta, under Fire Chief Brad Straty, took delivery in February of a Fort Garry Fire Trucks-built tanker. The unit is built on a Ford F-650 chassis and powered by a 362-hp 6.8-litre Triton V10 engine and a six-speed automatic transmission. It is equipped with a 1,350-igallon galvanized steel tank and a 20-hp Honda pump.
Oro–Medonte Fire Department in Ontario, under Fire Chief Hugh Murray, took delivery in May of a Dependable Emergency Vehicles-built rescue. The unit is built on a Freightliner M2-106 chassis and powered by a 300-hp engine and an Allison 3000 EVS transmission. It features a walk-in body and a Whelen light package.
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