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  FIRE APPARATUS OF THE BIG BEAVER VOLUNTEER FIRE COMPANY

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141-5.jpg (51265 bytes) Engine 141, our newest engine is a 1997 MC Model Mack, built by    4 - Guys, with a  5 person cab.  It is equipped with a  2000 GPM two stage Hale pump and carries 1000 gallons of water.  141 is powered by  a Mack E6350 diesel engine, and an Allison HT 740 automatic transmission.

 

141 has two side intakes, one front intake, and one rear intake.  Some of 141`s hose include:

 

  • 1125 feet of 5 inch supply hose
  • 300 feet of 3 inch supply hose
  • six pre- connected attack lines
  • three ten foot sections of flexible six inch suction hose with flat bottom and barrel strainers

Some of the fire fighting tools carried on 141 are:  5 self contained breathing apparatus (SCBA), and spare air bottles,  2 axes, a halligan bar, 3 fire extinguishers, several drywall hooks, bolt cutters, varied selections of pike poles, and 6 Lightbox flashlights.

141 also carries oil absorbent and booms, and a hand held CO detector.

141 also carries a 7.5 KW Diesel Onan Generator, a 35 foot extension ladder, a roof ladder, and an attic ladder.


142-5.jpg (57235 bytes)  Engine 142 is a 1984 MC Model Mack powered by a EM6285 Mack Diesel Engine and an Allison automatic transmission.  142 was also built by 4-Guys with a 5 person cab.  Equipped with a 1500 GPM single stage Hale pump, 142 carries 2000 gallons of water in a stainless steel tank. 142 also carries a 3000 gallon Porta Tank (drop tank), and three ten foot sections of six inch hard suction hose with flat and barrel strainers.

142 is equipped with a hydraulic powered porta tank / suction hose lifting bracket designed and built by BBVFC members assisting Chief, Jeff Pinkerton, to allow easy removal of porta tank and suction hoses.

142 has two side intakes and one front intake.  Some of 142`s hose includes:

  • 1075 feet of 5 inch supply hose
  • 300 feet of 3 inch supply hose
  • four pre connected attack lines:  two 2 1/2 inch  and two 1 3/4 inch
  • one preconnected deluge gun

Some of the firefighting tools on 142 are:  six SCBA with spare air bottles, 2 axes, a halligan bar, several dryhooks, bolt cutters, varied selection of pike poles, and 4 Lightbox flashlights.

142 carries a 3.5 KW generator,  a 4 KW AC inverter, and is equipped with two truck mounted 500 watt lights.

142 also carries a 24 foot extension ladder, a roof ladder, and an attic ladder.


                   

144-5.jpg (62451 bytes)   Brush Truck 144, is a 1997 Ford F350 4X4 powered by  a Ford Powerstroke Diesel.  144 was built by BBVFC members assisting Chief, Jeff Pinkerton.  144`s brush guards were also custom built.   144 is equipped with a     4 KW generator, and four 500 watt lights.  Other equipment includes:

  • 200 gallon water tank
  • two 3/4 inch rubber hose reels
  • two forestry line preconnects ( one inch)
  • brush rakes
  • shovels
  • axes
  • chainsaw

144 is also equipped with an eight foot power angle snow plow.

 


 After2.jpg (85128 bytes) Tanker 146, is a 1986 R Model Mack.   146 was purchased used as a tractor and painted by BBVFC members assisting Chief, Jeff Pinkerton.  146 has a 2000 gallon tank, and is powered by a E6350 Mack Engine and a Fuller Roadranger 15 speed transmission.  146 has two three inch fills and a ten inch dump valve in the rear.  A new tank for 146 is planned in the future.


148-5.jpg (57673 bytes)    Squad 148 is a 1978 Ford F350, powered by a 351 Ford V8 gasoline engine.  148 was purchased used, and   painted by BBVFC members assisting Chief, Jeff Pinkerton.  148 is equipped with a front mounted winch.  148 is also equipped with the following:

  • 4 KW Onan Generator
  • four 1000 watt lights mounted on truck
  • four 500 watt portable lights
  • oil absorbent, booms, absorbent matting, and plug kit
  • portapower
  • air chisel
  • work rope and rescue rope
  • electric exhaust fan
  • torpedo heater
  • propane torch
  • traffic cones
  • shop vac

                  


1998 By Joe Morris