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Posted: Apr 19, 2019

Video: Walk-Around of South Berkeley (WV) Heavy Rescue by SVI Trucks

The South Berkeley Volunteer Fire Department of Inwood, West Virginia, chose to replace its aging Squad 25 with a new SVI-built, walk-in-style heavy-rescue body mounted on a Spartan Gladiator LTD with a 10″ raised-roof. The Gladiator houses a 505-hp Cummins X15 engine, and the rig features a 20,000-watt PTO generator, a 250 GPM Hale water pump, 300-gal. UPF poly water tank, HiViz scene lighting, a Weldon V-Mux electrical system and much more. To see specs, drawings, photos and more, visit

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Posted: Apr 19, 2019

Video: Pierce Arrow XT™ Heavy-Duty Walk-In Rescue: North Charleston, SC

North Charleston’s HDR has storage space for everything from Stokes baskets to cord reels, extrication tools, air systems, cribbing, gas tools, fans, lights, a cascade system, and medical gear. Take a walk around the unit to learn how the department laid out its new walk-in Rescue.


  • Chassis: 94.75” Arrow XT™ 2-door cab
  • Seating capacity: 2 
  • Overall height: 11’ 1” 
  • Overall length: 35’ 2” 
  • GVW rating: 61,500 lb 
  • Front axle: Meritor FL-943, 21,500 lb 
  • Rear axle: Meritor MT-40-14X, 40,000 lb 
  • Engine: Cummins X15, 505 hp, 1,850 torque 
  • Towing: (3) Receiver tubes, (4) 9,000 lb rated rope anchors 


  • Material: Stainless steel walk-in 
  • Shelving: Adjustable shelves, trays, and toolboards 
  • Doors: Stainless steel hinged Generator: Onan 30 kW, PTO-driven 
  • Heating/cooling: (3) Body air conditioning units with heat 
  • Breathing air: 6,000 psi with fill enclosure and booster pump; (1) High pressure breathing air reel 
  • Reels: (4) Hydraulic hose reels; (2) Electric cable reels 
  • Storage: Interior bench seat with storage 
  • Safety: Escape hatch with skylight
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Posted: Apr 19, 2019

Ziamatic SURE-GRIP Tool Mounts

Getting hands-on with the next generation of tool mounting—SURE-GRIP tool mounts. Dependable and quick with tighter, stronger retention and a smaller compartment footprint. Check out this video to hear why you should make the switch.

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Posted: Apr 19, 2019

Fire Truck Photo of the Day-Marion Pumper

Raymertown (NY) Fire Department, Troy, NY, pumper. Ford F-550 LX Crew Cab and chassis; 6.7L 4V OHV Power Stroke 330-hp engine; Hale MG 1,000-gpm pump.

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Posted: Apr 18, 2019

New Godfrey (GA) Fire Station Opened


The new station was built on Godfrey Road. The project was approved back in June when the Morgan County Board of Commissioners voted for a $508,985 construction bid from Sunbelt Builders, Inc. a Covington-based company that submitted the lowest bid for the job.   

The BOC passed the bid in a 3-to-1 vote with Commissioner Philip Von Hanstein voting against the bid.  The new station is 3,400 square-feet, replete with three engine bays for fire trucks and a fully finished day room.  The county provided in-house the new station’s septic system, well, painting, kitchen cabinets and counters, and concrete. 

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