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JAN 2017

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Features: • 1080 Style Newton Kwik Dump Valve • 4036-8x12 extension chute • Stainless steel or mild steel available • Maximum flow rate of set up is 2,777 GPM • Fits on most new and existing valves • Extends up to 67.5" • Swivels 180 degrees Newton 6012 Swivel Chute A.H. Stock Manufacturing Corp. ahstockmfg.com • sales@ahstockmfg.com Call 920-726-4211 for more information Custom Build Your Own Dump Valve ISO Certified 9001:2008 Registered World's Largest Manufacturer of 10x10 Dump Valves TM 7400 four-wheel drive chassis with wide profile single tires on a 163-inch wheelbase. Due to fire station door clearance, the overall height of the vehicle is 115 inches, which includes a sliding hosebed cover and retractable deck gun. While front-mount pumps are rare, this unit is the sixth front- mount pumper operated by the department, and it is outfitted with a Darley model LSF 1,000-gpm pump with ready access to draft- ing locations. The aluminum body incorporates seating for four per- sonnel, a hosebed and a 200-gallon water tank, and it carries a 30-foot extension ladder that is required to reach the upper stories of homes after rebuilding due to storm surge. The batteries and other electrical com- ponents were located in the body, with the fuel tank and rear-axle vent lines placed in raised locations to reduce damage due to high water conditions. The body com- partments carry an assortment of engine company equipment while keeping a low- profile apparatus with safe access to the cab and rear crew seating area. There were many challenges to designing this appara- tus to dimensionally fit the fire station as well as being able to negotiate the narrow roadways within the community. Occoquan-Woodbridge-Lorton Fire Department The Prince William County, VA, Fire Department several years ago adopted a countywide standard specification for engine company apparatus. The goal was to develop a uniform pump panel and body design that would still permit each volun- teer company to determine the manufac- turer and model of the custom four-door chassis. Several of the standard pumper configurations have been placed into ser- vice, with the Occoquan-Woodbridge- Lorton (OWL) Fire Department taking delivery of three Seagrave Marauder II model pumpers. Each of these units was constructed with stainless-steel cabs and bodies, built with a 194½-inch wheelbase and an over- all length of 31 feet, 10 inches. The fire pump module, built by Hale, is rated at 1,500 gpm and supplies a front trash line, three crosslay hosebeds as well as a two hose body and one rear discharge for use with the 3-inch hosebed for extended back stretches. The engines are equipped with a 750-gallon water tank and twin 40-gallon foam cells. Safe access to the hosebed area is accomplished with a pool-style lad- der with non-slip surfaces. Beyond blueprints Each of these engine company units had specific design characteristics that enabled the fire department to acquire apparatus that would meet the needs of their districts while maintaining a short wheelbase with safety components that would enhance the operational efficiency of their personnel. When reviewing and evaluating apparatus designs, think beyond the 11 x 17 blueprint and remem - ber that size does matter. n Engine 502 from the OWL Fire Department was designed to meet the Prince William County engine standards. Note the rear access ladder and four-way Humat hydrant valve located on the rear step. Photo by Tom W. Shand For More Apparatus firehouse.com/fire-apparatus Request information at Firehouse.com e-inquiry January 2017 l Firehouse l 41

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