Apparatus updates by Jack Lerch

Re-printed from Fire Apparatus Journal January-February 2012

As this was written, specs were being completed for a Three-Year Requirement Contract for 2000 GPM pumpers that would replace all of the remaining 2002, 2003, and 2004 regular Seagrave 1000 GPM pumpers that are now in service. If this is approved, the amount of pumpers ordered will be at least ninety-one over the three-year life ofthe contract. Delivery continues on the Ferrara Three-Year Requirement Contract for twenty 100-foot rear- mount aerials, plus the two approved add-ons of twenty-one and thirteen making a total of fifty- four Ferrara rear-mounts. Delivery started in October on a three-year order of Wheeled Coach ambulances from the dealer, Campbell Supply Company in New Jersey. The first year part of this Three-Year Requirement Contract is for 56 ambulances' being built on four-door 2010 Dodge Series 4500 chassis. Many more ambulance are expected to be ordered for the remaining two years of this contract. At this writing, EMS has a total of 424 ambulances in regular first line service, the oldest being 2002 Ford/Horton units. There are also 27 additional ambulances used for training, reserves and spares, a few dating back to 1997.