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Town of Collierville Receives Rescue Pumper
The acquisition of the new 2013 Pierce Dash CF Rescue-Pumper will ensure the town’s ability to efficiently meet the service request of the community by having reliable front-line fire apparatus, which meets the operations requirements of the fire department.
The new rescue-pumper will possess numerous new safety features to enhance and improve the health and safety of fire personnel and the newer technology will improve reliability and maintenance, which makes it more cost-effective to operate.
Collierville Fire Department Celebrates Arrival of New Rescue-Pumper
Collierville Fire Department celebrated the delivery of a new 2013 Pierce Dash CF Rescue-Pumper that will further aid in their efforts to protect the community. The new fire truck was unveiled at the Collierville Mayor and Board of Aldermen meeting Monday, April 22, 2013. The rescue-pumper was obtained from Pierce Mfg. of Appleton, Wisconsin through a competitive bid process for $481.231.93. The new rescue-pumper will be housed at Firehouse #5 at 4280 Houston Levee Road, near FedEx and Carriage Crossing.
Fire Chief Jerry Crawford, said “The acquisition of the new 2013 Pierce Dash CF Rescue-Pumper will ensure the town’s ability to efficiently meet the service request of the community by having reliable front-line rescue-pumpers, which meets the operations requirements of the fire department. The new rescue-pumper will possess numerous new safety features to enhance and improve the health and safety of fire personnel and the newer technology will improve reliability and maintenance, which makes it more cost-effective to operate.”
The Pierce Dash CF is a totally new design concept built for situation readiness to help firefighters better prepare for any situation (fire suppression, advanced (paramedic) emergency medical services, specialized technical rescue operations). The new rescue-pumper gives firefighters what they’ve been asking for – Increased space and maneuverability in the crew-cab (radiator is roof-mounted, engine repositioned rear-ward and lowered between the frame rails for more driver and officer’s compartment space, crew seats moved inboard providing more leg, elbow and shoulder room and easier access to seat belts and air packs); Enhanced visibility (larger one-piece windshield with no center post obstructing the view which enhances sight lines for greater visibility); Safety (frontal impact protection, backup camera systems, vehicle data recorder, Opticom emergency vehicle pre-emption system for traffic light control, radio/intercom headset for hearing protection and clear communications, reflective stripping of crew-doors and rear of rescue-pumper, rollup compartment doors, and enhanced ground lighting for scene safety); Serviceability (access to engine, pump, fluids, and electrical systems are readily accessible to firefighters from the ground level); heavy-duty construction (ruggedized interior crew-cab, longer/stronger frame rails, and thicker structural “A”-pillars, and new heavy-duty rollup compartment doors.)
The rescue-pumper features; 1,500gpm Pierce PUC pump with 500 gallon water tank, Husky-3 foam system with 20 gallon foam tank, Cummins ISL-9 450hp, Allison Gen IV transmission, Oshkosh TAK-4 independent suspension, Vecsafe tire pressure management system, Smart Power 6KW hydraulic generator, 65 gallon fuel tank, Vogel Lube automatic chassis lubrication system, all LED lighting system, and an on-board charging system. The hose bed is capable of accommodating 1,000 ft 5-inch supply hose and 600 ft 2.5” attack hose, and additional top compartments are designed to store technical rescue equipment.
“The entire town stands to benefit from the addition of this fire apparatus. Our fire department is now better equipped to serve all citizens of Collierville on an everyday basis, as well as during times of crisis such as a natural disaster," said Assistant Chief Tommy Kelley. “This new rescue-pumper will strengthen Collierville’s fire insurance rating and provide needed additional support to respond to a growing, thriving community. The men and women of the Collierville Fire/Rescue Department are committed to protecting the citizens of our community from the exposures and dangers of fire, medical emergencies, and other emergencies through progressive training, emergency response, prevention, education and community involvement.”