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BRUSH 76-0 IN SERVICE - Frankford Volunteer Fire Company
Thursday, November 18, 2010
After careful planning, many grant writing sessions, and working through tight fiscal budgets, the Frankford Volunteer Fire Company placed Utility 76-12 out-of-service in the Fall of 2010 for an overhaul that was years in the making. Utility 76-12, a 2003 4WD Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD affectionately known as "Mud Buggy", was retrofitted and returned to service on 11/1/2010 after being redesignated as Brush 76-0. Brush 76-0 was equipped with a 6" lift kit and off-road wheels and tires by Grays Service Center in Frankford, DE. Shore Emergency Equipment in Gumboro, DE outfitted the unit with a 20HP Honda Motor, HPX-200 Hale pump with a Hale Proportional Foam System, 200 gallon poly tank, 12 gallon Class A foam tank, stainless steel plumbing and control panel, Akron valves, 150 foot hose reel with Niedner fire hose, telescopic scene lights, and ground sweeps mounted in the front undercarriage. The unit has a complete compliment of wildland firefighting tools and chainsaws in bed and side mounted compartments and is capable of carrying five firefighters outfitted in full turnout gear. Future plans include the addition of a front brush bumper and winch assembly, rear step bumper, and an additional dry hose reel for forestry line. The fire company would like to thank everyone who has supported this multi-year project, specifically the Delaware State Forestry Service, Shore Emergency Equipment, Grays Service Center and Mountaire Farms.