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Fire/Rescue Apparatus
Rescue Squad 741

Our newest vehicle is Rescue Squad 741. Entering service in 2011, Rescue Squad 741’s body was built in New Jersey by PL Custom/Rescue 1, one of the leading fire service vehicle suppliers in the United States.  The truck body is mounted on a Spartan Gladiator LFD chassis powered by a 550 horse power Cummins engine.

Rescue Squad 741 carries the most advanced extrication tool solution: The Amkus Ultimate hydraulic rescue system capable of powering six tools simultaneously.  These high speed spreading and cutting tools support rapid extrication of trapped patients at vehicular crash incidents.  In addition to the rescue tools, the PTO powers a 30-kW hydraulic generator that delivers electricity needed for scene lighting, exhaust fans and electric-powered tools.

This unit provides fire fighting, crash response and technical rescue equipment for up to eight fire fighters.

Below is the full vehicle specification:

Chassis - Spartan Gladiator LFD 20" raised roof

Wheelbase - 232"

Travel Height - 126" (10'-6")

Travel Length - 458" (38'-2")

Seating Capacity - 8-person, (7) SCBA seats

Front Axle / Susp. - Spartan Independent Front Suspension

Rear Axle / Susp. - Meritor RT-46-160 / Ridewell RAD-227 Air rated @ 48,000 lbs.

Engine - Cummins ISX15 550 HP

Transmission - Allison 4000 EVS, 6-speed automatic

Body Material - Stainless Steel

Generator - Harrison 30kW hydraulic

Lighting -  (2) FRC Focus 750W, 120V brow lights (2) Whelen Pioneer PCP2 12V LED lights recessed in upper sides of cab; (4) Whelen Pioneer PCP2 12V LED lights recessed in upper body sides; (8) FRC Optimum  750W, 120V quartz lights (2) FRC Focus 500W, 120V tripod quartz lights; Will-Burt 9,000W vertical light tower.

Winches - (1) Ramsey 5,000 lb. portable winch, (1) Ramsey 12,000 lb. electric winch in front bumper, (1) 20,000 lb hydraulic winch in rear of body

Ladders - (1) 24' 2-section, (1) 14' roof, (1) 10' folding, (1) Little Giant Folding, (1) Fresno section

Additional - RollTek Rollover Occupant Protection System, Automatic Traction Control, Electronic Stability Control, Knorr 17" front disc brakes, Weldon V-MUX multiplexed electrical system w/(2) Vista displays, Spartan Chassis severe-duty cab interior, David Clark 3800 Series vehicle intercom system,  portable winch eceivers in rear wheelwells and rear of body, backup camera w/visor monitor, multiple 120V and 220V receptacles, Amkus Ultimate System, (2) Hannay air reels, (2) Hannay electrical reels, (6) Amkus hydraulic reels, multiple shelves and trays, custom tool and equipment mounting by Rescue 1.