New Engine 561

We are proud to announce the purchase of our new engine. In production now , hoping to see it by Spring 2020. Stay tuned for updates during the building process. Some features of this apparatus include:
* Seagrave Stainless Steel 142″ Capitol Cab
* Cummins X12 500 HP
* 24″ Extended Bumper with Through Bumper Intake
* Whelen LED Warning Light Package
* Waterous CSU 2000 GPM Pump
* 750 Gallon Water Tank
* Stainless Steel Pump Plumbing
* Stainless Steel 146″ Body
* Seagrave Hydraulic Ladder Rack
* Harrison 10 kW Generator
* FRC LED Scene Light Package
* 198.5″ Wheelbase

Dumpster Fire

At 15:20 this yesterday afternoon District 1 companies we’re dispatched to The Somerset Hotel for a reported dumpster fire. While en route companies were advised the dumpster was heavily involved and under the building. With the update Car 562 requested a 2nd alarm box 2601. Car 562 arrived on scene and confirmed a working fire with extension to the building. Engine 562 arrived and laid a supply line to Engine 8. The crew then pulled additional lines to assist in fire suppression. On their arrival crews from Engine 561 and Van 56 assisted in checking for extension , ventilation. Once the bulk of the fire all crews worked on doing extensive overhaul. All units were on scene for approximately 1 1/2 hours. Great stop by the first arriving companies , and thank you to the mutual aid and cover companies.

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