By SUE SUCHYTA
Sunday Times Newspapers
ALLEN PARK – A new 2018 Pierce Enforcer pumper truck has replaced a 30-year-old unit, and has already responded to two commercial and two residential fires, Deputy Fire Chief Edward Cann said Friday.
Cann said the new truck, purchased for $640,000 from the capital funds budget, is versatile, and can respond to fires, medical emergencies and vehicle crashes.
The truck’s Hurst Jaws of Life eDraulic rescue tools are stronger, smaller and lighter, and are battery-powered, so no hoses or power units are required, and they can get to the site of an emergency faster than other tools.
The Enforcer Chassis Pumper has a Detroit Diesel DD13 engine with 525 horsepower, a Husky 12 foam system, with a waterous midship pump that offers the easiest to operate and most efficient water delivery system on the market. It can pump 1,500 gallons per minute, with foam or water, and has a 750 gallon tank.
The Smart Power hydraulic generator has patented overheat protection, is the only generator approved for high temperature applications, is compact, with the smallest footprint of similar products, which frees up space for other equipment, and is designed for cold weather startup.
“It is getting its work cut out for it,” Cann said.
He said the two previous fire trucks were Pierce products, so the department will have more consistency for unit repairs.
(Sue Suchyta can be reached at [email protected].)