Lynchburg: New Fire Appartus

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Looks like Lynchburg has some new fire apparatus. Caught this story on the new last night. They're replacing Engine 1, Truck 1, Truck 2, and a medic unit. The new rigs have a LOT of changes over the old ones, such as enclosed pump panels. The new medic unit is also on a Kenworth chassis instead of the International/Navistar ones they've historically used.

Unfortunately, there aren't any good pictures in this article, on the LFD Facebook page, or on Pierce's website. I'm going to swing by LFD Station 7 where the vehicle shop is and see if I can't grab a few pictures.

Lynchburg Fire Department Gets New Fire Trucks - WSET.com - ABC13



Here's some examples of what the OLD apparatus looked like:

http://www.lynchburgva.gov/sites/default/files/COLFILES/Fire-EMS/Apparatus/Station_2/medic_2.jpg
http://www.lynchburgva.gov/sites/de...-EMS/Apparatus/Station_1/Engine_1-300x199.jpg
http://www.lynchburgva.gov/sites/default/files/COLFILES/Fire-EMS/Apparatus/Station_1/Truck_1.jpg
 

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No luck today. Here's some info I dug up though. The new medic is made by PL Custom.

Additional photos: http://www.plcustom.com/recent-deli...liveries/lynchburg-va-fire-dept-sep-2014-3210





















"A special thank you to Lynchburg Fire & EMS for their recent purchase of a 2014 PL Custom Titan mounted on a Kenworth chassis. Wow, where to start?! Take a look at this awesome new unit that will be serving Lynchburg for many years to come."



"Members of Lynchburg (VA) Fire Dept. at the factory today with representatives from Goodman Specialized Vehicles to take delivery of their new PL Custom Medium Duty Titan ambulance on a Kenworth T300 chassis."



"You might think this was a chassis for a Rescue 1, but you'd be wrong. Lynchburg Fire Department's new KW chassis is in staging for their new PL Custom Emergency Vehicles Titan Ambulance. We'll take lots of pictures along the way! It's a brave new world!"
 
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Sharp Trucks.

I like the ambulance interior design, they did a great job.

Geeze - how ambulance design has changed over just a few short years. Ambulance design has REALLY changed the past ten.

I would have not bought Kenworth....but that is just me.

For Fire Engines, I like top mounted pump panels instead of side mounted pump panels. It lets the pump operator see 360 degrees around the truck ; versus side mounted panels where you have limited observation....and you are immediately near the hoses and more susceptible to injury if one "blows", or a fitting fails. There are a lot of folks in the Fire Service...side mounted pump panels is all they favor, but I believe a top mounted panel to be the best.



T-Shirts = "If you can read this.....you are on the Engine". Meaning the Rescue is the lead vehicle.


"If you can read this - You are second due" Meaning you did not get out the station fast
enough.


Rescue trucks lead the way........................... Long live Rescue.


FF - Medic !!!
 
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Found ONE picture of Truck 1.

"The red wheels will have simulators on them. Oshkosh axles don't allow aluminum. This is the first all-mechanical T3 rear steer 105 PUC Quint in the world. The rear wheels turn the opposite way in a turn, improving maneuverability. Lynchburg's old 2000 Dash 105' All-Steer will out maneuver a tractor-drawn ladder. The 2000 Dash has been a very good truck. So good, in fact, that this 2014 Dash CF is Lynchburg's third Pierce aerial purchase in a row. During that same time period, Lynchburg has purchased seven Pierce pumpers (Dash, Arrow XT, and Velocity) and one Pierce Arrow XT heavy rescue."

 

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Thanks for tracking those down Stephen. Forgot to check Pierce's Flickr account.

"The Lynchburg Fire Department has taken delivery on three new Pierce fire apparatus and one new PL Custom Medic Unit.

The two new pumpers and a 105' all mechanical T-3 rear steer ladder truck are all on Dash CF chassis equipped with 1500 gpm PUC pumps and 500 HP Detroit engines. The pumpers carry 750 gallons of water and the ladder quint has 360 gallons on board.

The ambulance is designed with " the medic in mind" providing enhanced safety and efficiency. It is powered by a Kenworth T300 medium duty chassis."






 
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