722

PUMPER/RESCUE

YEAR:

1992
MANUFACTURER: KME
CHASSIS: Custom
ENGINE: 300 CUMMINS DIESEL
TRANSMISSION: ALSION AUTOMATIC
PUMP: HALE 1250 GPM
WATER CAPACITY: 1000 GALLONS
SEATING: Six
HOSE: (2) 200' 1 3/4" Attack Lines, 1000' 2 1/2", 1000' 4" LDH
MISCELLANEOUS: Hurst Jaws of Life Spreader and Cutter with multiple attachments and rams, Foam Application System, Ventilation Fan, Cribbing
IN-SERVICE DATE: June 1, 2009

History

This truck was purchased through Command Apparatus to replace a 1969 Sutphen Pumper with an open cab.  The old Sutphen 722  was beginning to show its age and was going to require some major work.   The "new" KME 722 was formerly used in Long Island, New York and was being sold there due to an upgrade program.  722 is equipped with an enclosed cab that protects passengers with an enclosed rear cab that was necessary to comply with NFPA Standards regarding responding vehicles and passenger safety.  722 is used primarily as an initial response truck on vehicle accidents and Mutual Aid Fire Response, but also as our second line pumper on any fires within the township.  722 is outfitted with equipment to respond to vehicle accidents including Jaws of Life, Foam Application System and Cribbing.  This truck is equipped with a "Top Mounted" pump that allows the pump operator to stand on the bridge of the truck and see the scene in a 360 degree view.  This truck is a welcome addition to our department and increases our ability to respond to emergency situations with safer and more modern equipment to protect our township residents and those others covered by our department.



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