The Springfield (Mass.) Fire Department recently took delivery of aUltimate Configuration pumper and an aerial platform. The Springfield Fire Department’s entire fleet of fire and emergency apparatus — including 13 engines, two rescues, seven aerials and a hazmat vehicle — are Pierce products.
The PUC pumper is equipped with a 470-hp engine, 70-inch- long cab, seating for four firefighters, stainless-steel body, roll-up doors, TAK-4 independent front suspension, Command Zone advanced electronics, 1500-gpm single stage PUC pump, 750-gallon water tank, Husky 12 foam system, 20-gallon foam tank, hosebed capacity of 250 feet of 2.5-inch hose with preconnect, 1000 feet of 5-inch hose, 300 feet of 3-inch hose, a dual module vehicle data recorder, and ladder storage inside the body.
The 100-foot aerial platform features TAK-4 independent front suspension, a 515-hp engine, stainless-steel body, frontal-impact and side-roll protection systems, seating for four firefighters, Command Zone advanced electronics system, 10-kW generator, 400 amp alternator, a full complement of ground ladders, slide out adjustable trays, swing out toolboard and storage for air bottles in the fenders. The aerial device features Lyfe brackets for rescue equipment, twin monitors at the platform, breathing air to the tip, and white LED lighting along all three aerial sections.