Ferrara Fire Apparatus, Inc., a subsidiary of REV Group Inc., has announced the Baton Rouge Fire Department has selected Ferrara to provide the city with five custom pumpers, three 107’ Rear Mount Ladder trucks, two Heavy Rescues and one 100’ Mid-Mount Platform.
Funding for the fire apparatus was made available through Baton Rouge Mayor Sharon Weston Broome and her administration through the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, which offers specific funding for first responders and state and local governments.
The department’s Apparatus Committee, made up of firefighters who will be operating the equipment on an everyday basis, met with engineers from Ferrara to design apparatus that would meet their needs when responding to emergencies.
Chief Michael Kimble said the Baton Rouge Fire Department is ‘extremely excited’ to be receiving this much needed apparatus to our agency: “We would like to thank Mayor Broome and her administration for helping secure the funds to make this a reality.
“We would also like to thank the representatives from Ferrara apparatus for working with our committee to ensure our firefighters are equipped with apparatus that meets their response needs. Their commitment to make our request a reality was second to none.”
Chris McClung, Director of Sales, Ferrara, said: “We are honoured to have the continued trust and confidence of the Baton Rouge Fire Department. We look forward to many years of Ferrara apparatus supporting Baton Rouge’s firefighters as they serve the great capital of Louisiana.”
The five Custom Top-Mount Pumpers are built on a Cinder XMFD chassis with extruded aluminium bodies and features: 1500 GPM Hale Qmax pump, 750-gallon water tank, 20-gallon foam cell, Foam Pro 2001 foam system, Cummins L9 450 HP engine, Allison EVS 3000 transmission and Hendrickson Steertek NXT front axle/
The three 107 Rear Mount Ladder trucks are built on an Igniter XMFD chassis 100’ wide extruded aluminium bodies and feature: 4-section heavy duty aerial, -8° to +72° operational envelope, 107’ vertical reach at 72° and 101’ horizontal reach at 0°, 750-pound tip load, Cummins X12 500 HP engine, Allison EVS 4000 transmission, Akron Monitor with 1500 GPM nozzle and Hendrickson Steertek NXT front axle.
The 100’ Mid-Mount Platform is built on an Inferno MFD chassis with 100” wide extruded aluminium body and features: 5-section heavy duty aerial, -12° to +72° operational envelope, 100’ vertical reach at 72° and 99’ horizontal reach at 0°, Cummins X12 500 HP engine, Allison 4000 EVS transmission and Hendrickson Steertek NXT front axle.
The Ferrara Heavy Duty Walk-Around Rescue is built on a Cinder XMFD chassis with a 102” wide extruded aluminium body and an overall length of 34 feet, 6.5 inches. Features include: Cummins L9 450 HP engine, Allison EVS 3000 transmission, Customized compartments, Recessed upper walkway with six 24” deep coffin compartments and Hendrickson Steertek NXT front axle.
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