Apparatus updates by Jack Lerch

Re-printed from Fire Apparatus Journal July-August 2010

Delivery continues on the two add-on orders of twelve and sixteen each, of the 2010 Seagrave Marauder 2000 GPM pumpers. It is expected that most of the total of twenty-eight will be in by the end of this year. Like the thirty-one 2008 and the forty 2009 models, they have Cummins ISM 450 hp diesel engines and Allison 4000 EVS transmissions. They are equipped with a 500- gallon booster tank.

They are currently, in order of delivery and assignment, slated for Engine Companies 324, 284, 159, 207, 50, 161, 321, 293, 154, 72, 1, 265, 15, 7, 202, 76, 55, 28, 23, 69, 298, 280, 222, 210, 136, 241, 231. The 2010 Seagrave pumpers are replacing the five 2000 Seagrave 2000 GPM pumpers, the five remaining 2000 Seagrave 1000 GPM pumpers, three 2001 Seagrave 1000 GPM pumpers, plus fifteen of the 2002 Seagrave 1000 GPM pumpers.

The remaining 2010 Seagrave Marauder II 75- foot towers, of the total of twenty-two, are also still arriving and being prepared for service. The twenty Ferrara 100-foot rear-mount aerials should start being delivered toward the end of the year, as will the five Ferrara heavy rescues.

In other New York City apparatus news, Richmond Engine Company 1, one of the remaining volunteer companies in New York City, has acquired a former FDNY 1994 Seagrave 1000 GPM pumper with a 500-gallon tank. The apparatus has been re-lettered with the company's logos and graphics and placed in service. Richmond Engine's American LaFrance pumper has been returned to the dealer for extensive repair work.