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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.
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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.
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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.

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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. 

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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. 

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Aug. 16, 2016, Halifax - Nova Scotia’s firefighting budget is up in smoke, thanks to the worst wildfires in years. Spending is already three times the 2016 provincial firefighting allocation of $686,000 battling 10 wildfires across Nova Scotia, according to estimates from the Natural Resources Department. The Chronicle HErald reports. | READ MORE
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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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Coquitlam Fire Rescue in British Columbia, under Fire Chief Wade Pierlot, took delivery in March of four Wholesale Fire and Rescue Ltd./Pierce-built pumpers. Built on Enforcer chassis and powered by 450-hp Detroit Diesel DD13 engines, the units feature 2,000-gpm Waterous PTO pumps, 600-gallon water tanks, Husky 12 Hercules CAFSs, 24-volt Wilburt LED light towers, hydraulic ladder racks, and hard hose-bed covers.
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The snow is gone. Spring is here. The wash bucket moves from inside the fire station to outside on the apron. That shiny fire truck, which for months has known only road salt, brine and sand, will now be washed, waxed and left to dry in the sunshine. The following are tips and tricks to keep in mind when spring cleaning the rigs.
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