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JAN 2017

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FIRE & EMERGENCY APPARATUS pumper designed to operate in an urban environment with numerous apartment and townhouse complexes and major highways, including Interstate 95, Route 1 and the Baltimore-Washington Parkway. The apparatus was constructed with a stainless-steel body, low side compart- ments on the right side to accommodate ground ladders and standpipe hose tray. The engine was built with a 172.5-inch wheelbase and overall length of just 29 feet. It is equipped with a 2,000-gpm pump, 500-gallon water tank with three rear 2½-inch discharges and low hosebed. Engine 849 is also equipped with a 25-gallon foam cell and Class A foam system, front intake, trash line and two crosslay hosebeds. Dual large-diameter discharges were plumbed to the right side panel to enable the engine to deliver big water when required, while maintaining a short wheelbase, maneuverable vehicle with seating for six personnel. Point Breeze Fire Department The Point Breeze Fire Department is one of nine volunteer companies oper- ating within New York City and has been serving the Rockaway peninsula in Queens since 1910. This area developed as a beachfront community, and over the years, most wood-frame dwellings evolved into full-time residences with structures accessible via sand roadways or the beach. The narrow roadways and closely spaced buildings present a unique fire hazard with approximately 9,000 residents and a location that's being sus- ceptible to flooding and damage from hurricanes. The area was devastated by Hurricane Sandy in October 2012, with the department's station and apparatus being damaged due to flood waters. Point Breeze recently took delivery of a new four-wheel drive pumper with many unique features. With an overall length of 27 feet, 6 inches, the engine was built by KME using an International The OWL Fire Department in Woodbridge, VA, operates three of these 2015 Seagrave Marauder II 1,500-gpm pumpers equipped with a 750-gallon water tank and twin 40-gallon foam cells. Note the cab-mounted front scene lights and down view mirror. Photo by Tom W. Shand Request information at Firehouse.com e-inquiry 40 l Firehouse l January 2017

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