City Welcomes Quint 5 into Service with Wetdown Ceremony [VIDEO]


Yesterday the City of Texarkana, Texas held a wetdown ceremony at station #5 for the new Quint 5 truck that was just put into service.

According to Fire Chief Eric Schlotter the new Quint concept plan has allowed them to go from 9 staffed vehicle to 6 staffed vehicles without changing the amount of people on duty or their ability to respond to emergency.

A quintuple combination pumper or quint is a fire service apparatus that serves the dual purpose of an engine and a ladder truck. The name quint is derived from the Latin prefix quinque-, meaning five, and refers to the five functions that a quint provides: pump, water tank, fire hose, aerial device, and ground ladders.

Truck Stats:
Manufacturer: E-One
Model: 2014 HP 78’ rear mount aerial on a Typhoon chassis
Engine: 450 horsepower
Carrying capactiy: 7 people
Staffing: minimum of 4
Aerial Height: 78’ ladder
Pump: 1500 gallons per minute Waterous Pump
Tank: 470 gallons of water and 30 gallons of foam
Functions: pump, water, hose, aerial device, ground ladder and rescue equipment
Life expectancy: 20 years
Cost: $643,123.50

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