West Ridge Fire Dept. (Erie, PA)

RoaddoggAK

Member
May 24, 2010
60
Erie, PA
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Tower 479


2003 Sutphen Magnum 110'


2000 gpm pump


500 gal tank


Runs 1st out in our district and Mutual aid truck company


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Engine 472


1993 Sutphen Deluge


1750 gpm pump


1000 gal tank


Refurbished with new rear rescue compartment/lighting/paint in 2008


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Engine 473


1993 Sutphen Deluge


1750 gpm pump


1000 gal tank


Currently for sale, to be replaced by a 2010 Supthen Rescue/Pumper:


http://exit109.com/~mikezac/eriepafire/graphics/WRFD_new473.pdf.pdf


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Truck 477


2008 Ford F-450


Knapheide Utility Body


Rope rescue/Fire Police/EMS First Response


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Truck 478


2000 Union City Body Step Van


Air/Light Unit


2 Position Bauer Cascade System


Carries Dive Team Equipment


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Engine 19


1951 Mack


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2008 Ford Expedition


Command Unit, stays with the Chief full time


MDT


All pictures courtesy of http://www.EriePAFire.com


also http://www.WestRidgeFire.org
 

RoaddoggAK

Member
May 24, 2010
60
Erie, PA
With the exception of a couple of electrical gremlins, the '51 runs great! It's quite a pleasure to know that I'm one of the few guys around that have the ability to drive it.


As a testament to these trucks, the only thing we've had to do to it in the last 5-10 years is have anew gas tank and new front brakes made. Even after sitting all winter, she fires right up come springtime.
 

RoaddoggAK

Member
May 24, 2010
60
Erie, PA
pdk9 said:
nice apparatus collection. i'm assuming u guys don't like sutphen?

We've had good luck with ours, and so have a couple of other departments in the county. We were originally going to look at other manufacturers for the new rig, but Sutphen had a cache of 2009 compliant motors still available. Nobody else that we looked at did. That was a big factor. As far as the other manufacturers, it seems as though a lot of departments around us are in flux with who they are buying trucks from. A lot of the departments that bought KME in the early 90's are now going as far away from them as possible to Marion and Precision, among others. There are a couple of Pierce departments, but those trucks have never really done much for me. They seem mas produced.
 

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