The durable 2-door Pierce Arrow XT is a heavy duty cab that will survive the rigorous workload this apparatus will see!
About this creation
More on the driver's side
Rear shows steps leading to the coffin compartments as well as the storage for the plywood complement used for collapse rescue incidents.
Top of the apparatus shows storage for oblong tools.
Officer's side shows the door to access the command module.
The apparatus can seat up to 6 firefighters: 2 in the cab, and 4 in the body.
Top shows the NightScan PowerLite deployed, the on board generator, the exhaust for the air compressor, and the speedi-dry hopper.
When put away, the NightScan PowerLite device does not impede the use of the other equipment.
Left to Right: Rescue 1, Hazmat 1, Rescue 2, Squad 5, Reserve Rescue 509
Reserve Rescue 509 returns to Castle Beach Fire Department! Originally on a 2007 Pierce Velocity chassis, this apparatus first served as Rescue 1, then as US&R 1 before being replaced by the 2017 Pierce Quantum tiller rescue. The department then sold the apparatus to San Bricko, a nearby city. After serving San Bricko for nearly three years, the apparatus was slated to be sold as San Bricko underwent a complete apparatus overhaul. At this time, Castle Beach Fire was looking to purchase a ready reserve rescue/US&R apparatus, and the city decided to buy the rig back and refurbish the apparatus before returning to Castle Beach Fire Department. However, during the drive to the dealer, the apparatus was involved in a serious accident when a semi unwittingly turned into the cab. Fortunately, no one was injured by the accident, but the apparatus was a total loss. Since the driver of the semi was at fault, the city would not have to pay for the repairs to the rig. Once it arrived at the dealer, the body was repainted and a stock Pierce Arrow XT cab was mounted to the body.
At this point, Reserve Rescue 509 will serve as a reserve rescue unit and will be housed at Station 9. However, if the need arises, callback rescue firefighters can be recalled, and this apparatus will be placed in service as Rescue 9.
2015/2007 Pierce Arrow XT partial walk-in heavy duty rescue
440-hp Detroit Diesel DD13 engine
Code 3 lighting
Federal Signal Q2B siren
Motorola Spectra siren
Grover air horns
20-kW Onan on-board generator
Vanair Pro Air compressor
Speedi-dry hopper for spills
Complete Holmatro extraction equipment
Forcible entry tools
Sparkless power tools
Paratech struts and cribbing
50-ton airbag set
Equipment for search and rescue, high angle, low angle, collapse, confined space, FAST, and dive rescue.
The specialized crew compartment provides an area for firefighters to suit up appropriately. In addition, there is a slide out compartment that allows command personnel to monitor the situation. The area can also be used for rehab purposes.
Inspired by LAFD US&R 88, US&R 3, and US&R 5.
Credit to Steven Asbury for his original Rescue 1.
Quoting Jimmie Martinez
Great work once again. I love the storylines that you create for your rigs histories. Very plausible and true to life. The rig itself is brilliant as usual. BOAJEWD and keep on brickin my friend.
Thanks Jimmie! I try to keep each rig unique so they don't just fade into the background.