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.
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