Evansville's newest fire engine will protect SE side | News
EFD dedicated its newest fire engine Thursday in a special ceremony at department headquarters. The new engine, a 2013 Ferrara, was named after EFD retiree David L. Hooker, Sr. who passed away March 12. Family and friends gathered to see the dedication and blessing of the truck by Chaplain John Lefler.
Mayor Lloyd Winnecke said a few words regarding the City’s commitment for up to date fire equipment for the community. City Fire Chief Mike Connelly focused on the “latest technology” of the equipment that the Firefighters and citizens have to protect them.
The newest in the EFD’s fleet will protect the Southeast side and be housed at Station #15 on South Weinbach Avenue.
The “specs” for this fire engine, which was built by Ferrara Fire Equipment, in Holden Louisiana, are listed below.
- Custom Pumper
- Ferrara Ember custom fire chassis;
- Cummins ISL9 400 hp engine;
- Allison 3000 EVS transmission;
- Ember extended medium cab with 12” raised roof;
- Seating for 6;
- Bostrom SecureAll SCBA seats
- Heavy duty extruded aluminum fire body;
- Left side full height compartments, 15” deep upper and 28” deep lower;
- Spare SCBA (Self Contained Breathing Apparatus) cylinder over rear wheels;
- Extended depth tailboard compartment;
- Full width intermediate rear step
- Waterous CSU 1500 GPM;
- Side panel controls; Front jump line;
- Double crosslays; 2-1/2” rear discharge;
- Right side LDH (Large Diameter Hose) discharge;
- Deck gun discharge with Akron 3433 monitor
- 1000 gallon capacity
- 3” direct tank fill at rear
- Federal Q2B siren;
- Whelen LED warning lights;
- Whelen LED Scenelights;
- On Scene Solutions LED compartment lights;
- Fire Research Evolution 12V LED telescopic lights