Description and Photos by Lindsay Dye
Quint 3 was placed into service on December 10, 2018, with Gainesville (TX) Fire-Rescue. The cab/chassis is the Pierce Enforcer model with the TAK-4 independent front suspension system. Seating for 4 is provided as is a forward-facing EMS compartment on the rear cab wall. The cab and body are constructed of aluminum, and Gortite roll-up compartment doors are part of the body package.
The truck is powered by a 450-hp Cummins L9 engine and an Allison Fifth Generation EVS 3000 transmission with 5 speeds and pushbutton shifter. A Harrison 6-kW hydraulic generator is mounted over the pump on the right side.
The apparatus has a Hale DSD single-stage 1,500-gom pump and a 500-gallon polypropylene tank. The front bumper tray carries 100’ of 1.75 inch hose, and two 1¾-inch crosslays (1 @ 150’ and 1 @ 200’) are located in open trays behind the cab. A booster reel with 150’ of ¾-inch hose is located in above the pump panel on the left side. 800’ of 5-inch LDH is carried in chutes on each side of the body next to the aerial. Additional sections of hose are stored in the left compartment adjacent to the pump panel.
The aerial is a rear-mount, heavy-duty 75-foot stick (750 lb. tip load) constructed of aluminum along with an Elkhart Scorpion Model 8294-04 electric monitor and an Elkhart ST-195 nozzle. TecNiq Blue LED lighting adorns the aerial for night time operations. A complement of Duo-Safety ground ladders (a 24’ two section, two 16’, and a 12’ folding) and a 17’ Little Giant are stored in the torque box.
The warning lights include two Whelen Freedom 21.5 inch light bars on the cab corners along with Whelen M6 lights mounted on the rig exterior. Whelen Model L31 LED beacons are mounted on the upper rear corners of the truck. Scene lighting is provided by Fire Research Corporation Model SPA260-Q15 LED lights mounted on the body sides along with a Whelen Pioneer H2 brow light on the front center of the cab.
Audio warning devices include a bumper mount Federal Q2B and a Whelen Model 295SLSA1 electronic siren module with a Whelen SA315P speaker mounted through the front bumper.
This aerial is the first unit in Gainesville’s newly adopted black over red livery.
Dealer: Siddons-Martin Emergency Group-Houston, TX
Representative: Russell Mabra