VIDEO: Titusville Fire Dept. Purchases New Engine With Latest Available Equipment
By Space Coast Daily // May 4, 2017
Engine arriving sometime in the Fall of 2017
ABOVE VIDEO: The building of a Velocity PUC (Pierce Ultimate Configuration) Pumper for Boonsboro, North Carolina Fire Rescue, one similar is coming to the Titusville Fire Deptartment.
BREVARD COUNTY • TITUSVILLE, FLORIDA – Titusville Fire will be taking delivery of a new Pierce Enforcer PUC Engine sometime this Fall.
This vehicle will enhance the departments capabilities and update a fleet of aging apparatus, replacing a 2002 Pierce engine.
In the 10 years since the Titusville Fire Dept. has purchased an engine, many advancements have been made. This engine will have the latest equipment available and provide a significant amount of additional storage. It will be entirely equipped with LED lighting, from headlights to emergency lighting.
Utilizing more powerful and efficient LED technology will allow for greater visibility during emergency response, greater scene illumination, less strain on the vehicle’s electrical system and excludes the need for an onboard generator.
The crew cab while economical, is more spacious than our current crew cabs and will offer the latest in safety for our personnel, including a vehicle data recorder and seat belt monitoring system.
The driver will have a clear unobstructed view through a one piece windshield and a back-up camera with an 7-inch LCD screen in the cab for added safety while backing. Large grab handles, aluminum tread plate steps and larger door handles will allow our personnel make entry and exit from the cab safely with ease.
The Pierce Ultimate Configuration (PUC) pump allows for a greater storage capacity because of a smaller “footprint” and will be able to pump 1,500 gallons per minute (gpm) and will carry 750 gallons of water.
Modern building materials and the use of synthetic materials to produce furnishings create a higher rate of burn.
This requires personnel to be able to flow higher gpm to combat and extinguish a fire, leading to quicker knockdown and less damage.
While the types of hazards and emergencies continue to increase, so too does the amount of equipment necessary to mitigate these emergencies. Finding the space needed to do so is challenging.
The compartmentation of this engine will allow for storage of additional life-saving equipment such as airbags and additional larger types of cribbing, to name a few.
Receivers located around the vehicle will accept a portable winch which can be utilized for special situations requiring stabilization, among other things.
Location for the hose used in fire attack will be in easier to access areas such as the front bumper and locations on the side of the engine located closer to the ground.
The versatility of this apparatus will allow us to serve the citizens of Titusville and North Brevard well for many years to come.
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