Truck 10 is a one of a kind apparatus in the fleet due to its unique response area. Serving the area immediately surrounding the airport, it is the only frontline tiller quint in the fleet.
About this creation
Truck 10 was built on the KME Severe Service chassis. Another slight design change to the apparatus is the bumper storage for the extraction tools. As the compartment behind the tiller cab was replaced by the pump, the extraction tools needed to be placed in a different location. The bumper location made the most sense for firefighters to be able to access the equipment rapidly.
The powerful Waterous pump allows the rig to flow water all on its own. Because of this, Truck 10 is also one of two truck companies that is not attached to the 200 series engine. Six men staff Truck 10 on a daily basis.
Special thanks to my good friend Abeed for his assistance with the decals.
As Truck 10 protects the airport, its equipment setup is quite different compared to the regular CBFD truck company. In addition to hoses, couplings, and nozzles, the rig also carries special tools for ARFF.
The street side of the trailer houses a 24-ft extension ladder, two gas blowers, and traffic cones.
The ladder compartment stores the majority of ladders as well as 800 ft of 4in LDH, various hooks and pike poles.
The tillerman can access the cab from the curbside. An 8ft attic ladder is seen on this side as well as the tillerman’s compartment where he stores his PPE and tools.
Truck 10 responds first due to structural assignments. As the first in company, the captain will assign his crew to fire attack, where half of the crew will establish a water supply and charge a line and the other half will begin forcible entry and initiate search and rescue. At this point, the engine company following the truck will have arrived and take over the charged line, allowing the 3 truck company members to begin ventilation duties.
The tiller is the best configuration to carry all the necessary equipment Castle Beach Fire Department truck companies are assigned to carry.
Turntable design credits go to Paulo R.
The truck is also equipped with a NightScan to illuminate even the darkest scene.
The aerial can be raised up to 101 ft in the air!
Truck 10 has received updated graphics before returning to service at Station 10 - CBX. As one can immediately tell, this rig is different than the other frontline truck companies at Castle Beach Fire Department. The most obvious difference is the color scheme. While the other truck companies are red with a white stripe, Truck 10 is lime green with a reflective blue stripe to aid in visualization as it is the first due truck company at CBX. Another huge difference is the fact that this is a quint. As the airport has many terminals and cargo areas, the potential for fire to spread to a large amount of space in a short time is a possible scenario that may occur. Hence, all the frontline suppression apparatus are equipped with a pump and tank to assist with fire alarms. Also, Truck 10 will be the second truck company (after Truck 5) to be fully staffed and will be a separate company from Engine 210. In addition, Truck 10 stores several of the Holmatro extraction equipment in the bumper as the large first compartment was replaced by the pump.
Truck 10 Technical Specs:
2018 KME Severe Service 101' tiller with 500 lb tipload
Cummins X15 600-hp engine
Allison EVS 4500 transmission
Code 3 lighting
B&M Super Chief siren
Motorola Spectra siren
Grover air horns
2000 gpm Waterous CMU 2-stage pump
300 gal water
20 gal Class A foam
40 gal Class B foam
2000 gpm TFT Monsoon remote controlled wagon battery
225 ft of ground ladders
Holmatro Extraction Equipment
Onan 20 kW on-board generator
The officer's side was structured to carry truck company equipment, while the driver’s side was designed to store rescue tools.
Listed are some of the major tools carried by Truck 10:
In addition, the apparatus carries 241 ft. of ground ladders. The complement consists of extension ladders, wall ladders, and roof ladders. The extension ladder complement consists of one 35 ft. ladder, one 14 ft. ladder, one 12 ft ladder, and one collapsible 10 ft. ladder. The wall ladder complement includes two 24 ft. ladders, two 20 ft. ladders, and two 16 ft. ladders. The roof ladder complement has one 20 ft. ladder, one 16 ft. ladder, and two 12 ft. ladders.
David H for the functional compartments
Paulo R for the turntable design and cord reel
Abeed M and Jeff B for their big time assist with the decals
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