2016 Pierce Enforcer Pumper
In 2014 the same committee that had written the specifications for the two 2015 Pierce Rescue Pumpers was asked by the officers to make some changes to the specifications and bid out a large capacity pumper. This unit was designed to be housed at the Forest Hill Station, which is located within a mile of the Forest Hill Air Park. The station also is located in a large non-hydranted area of the fire companies first due territory. In April of 2014 the committee presented the bid to the fire company.
There was much discussion about the unit, and do to its size, the access it would have to some of the locations in the northern part of the fire companies first due territory. The motion to purchase the unit failed. This was the first time in the history of the fire company that a request to purchase a piece of apparatus had failed to pass. The committee was directed to research and rewrite the specifications and rebid the unit. At the May 2015 fire company meeting the committee presented the revised bids for the pumper and this time the fire company approved the purchase of a new Pierce Enforcer pumper.
The pumper is equipped with the following: Detroit Diesel Series 13 500 HP engine, Hale QMAX-XS 1500 GPM single stage pumps, 1500 gallon booster tank, 150 gallon foam tank with a Pierce Husky 12 Foam System, Elkhart electrically operated valves, RUDD automatic snow and ice chains, a 1000 GPM pre-piped monitor, a hose bed that contains 1200 feet of 5 inch hose, 400 feet of 3 inch hose, a 250 foot 2 ½ inch preconnect, two 200 foot 1 ¾ preconnects, one 250 foot 1 ¾ preconnect and a 100 foot 1 ¾ front bumper trash line.
In addition the pumpers have double high side compartments, and a hydraulic ladder rack containing an aluminum 3 section 35 foot extension ladder, an aluminum 14 foot roof ladder and a 10 foot folding ladder. The standard NFPA complement of tools, hooks, extinguishers, smoke ejectors, hand lights and appliances were also carried. The unit also has no generator as all the lights are 12V LED and all the portable floodlights and ventilation fans are battery powered.