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firedude

(In Production) Armonk, NY Fire Department

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County: Westchester

City/Town/Municipality/Dept: Armonk Fire Deparmtnet

Unit designation/identifier: Engine 288

Chassis & Body (or Aerial) Manufacturer and model: KME Triple Combination Pumper (Rescue Pumper)

Pump size, tank size (water/foam), aerial type & length: 1500gpm/500gal

Estimated delivery date: Late Spring 2012

Status: In Production, On time

Notes: Will replace current E288, a 1991 KME Rescue Pumper

Armonk FD's Special Election Result?

Current E288:

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Edited by firedude

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Replace their KME before the Maxim?

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That maxim is in awesome shape, beautiful piece

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That Maxim is in fantastic cndition. I'd definitely keep it if I were Armonk. Reminds me of Darien, CT's Noroton Fire Department's 1972 yellow open-cab Maxim that's also in excellent condition, and is still in frontline service.

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I spoke to a Armonk Firefighter today and he said that E287 was referbed and is still in excelent condition. E288 is still in good condition and may be kept as a spare. The New Truck might be designated as a rescue, possibly naming it Rescue 85.

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Maxim (Current E287)

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Love that floor and the rig's pretty too.

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From: Armonk FD's Website...

New Apparatus In Production

The Armonk Fire Department has completed the specifications for our new apparatus and the bid was awarded to KME for a new Rescue Pumper. The new piece of apparatus will be designated as Rescue 85 and will be taking over much of the primary duties of current Engine 288. We expect delivery around the end of May.

The Rescue’s primary duties will include responding to motor vehicle accidents, rescues, motor vehicle fires and other hazardous calls. Rescue 85 will be equipped with new state of the art extrication equipment. Engine 288 will be kept in service and be utilized as a mutual aid engine, back-up engine to both Engine 286 and Rescue 85 if they are out of service or on another call, and for standbys for neighboring departments.

Here are some pictures of the cab of Rescue 85 in production. The chassis is also being built and we will continually give you updates with more pictures.

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All photos Coutesy of Armonk FD, see their website for more pictures.

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Does anybody know where the vehicle is getting made?

KME

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I'll take an old Maxim over a new KME anyday!

I'll second that.

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That maxim is pristine love it . When I was a volley we had 2 maxim engines with Detroits in them .

Someday I wanna buy one

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Looks nice, well thought out, and fairly simple to use. Good luck Armonk!

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Very nice rig! Best of luck with it!!

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For those of you who use Facebook, and 'like' KME they have a bunch of photos of the complete Rescue 85 showing the equipment mounted in the compartments. Good Luck to the Armonk Fire Department, may it give you many years of safe operation

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Very nice! Best of luck with it.

Was looking at the pictures on KME's Facebook page. What "rescue" tools does the apparatus carry? Any airbags or res-Q-jaks?

Edited by PFDRes47cue

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The rescue is in service and has been used for extrication drill already.

Some specs:

6 Person Cab,

Front Brow Light,

30′ Light Tower,

750 Gallons of Water and Foam,

Hurst Cutter,

Spreader and Combi Tool (in front bumper),

Airbags,

Stabilization Struts,

Winch,

Hydraulic Hose Bed Covers,

Speedy Dry (3 Bag Capacity) in Coffin Compartment With Extendable Hose,

Chainsaw,

K12,

Cribbing,

Fan,

Spill Control,

2 portable light stands,

Emergency Highway Sign,

AED / FirstAid Kit.

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Wouldn't it be a Rescue-Engine if it carries water? So wouldn't it be labeled an Engine?

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Emergency highway sign? isn't that the ones that are on the new help trucks with the big arrows? i dont see a place for that on this... anyone inform me what that is? am i too old to remember lol

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up that way help trucks are few and far between your lucky to get one, the sign is in a compartment next to the crew cab door.

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I saw Armonks R-85 lastnight In Mt Kisco Its Looks big just what they need

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It Looks big just what they need

They do?

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well the old engine they had was small and gear was shoved into different places, also the new truck has a lot more room then the old one and it is just all around better for them.

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well the old engine they had was small and gear was shoved into different places, also the new truck has a lot more room then the old one and it is just all around better for them.

Kind of a vague statement...can you elaborate on it is better for them?

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that statement that rescue83 gave is partially true. being a member of a dept very near by department i never saw a problem with any of their rigs or space issues. i have worked with them off of almost all the engines over the years and never once heard or saw a complaint on their rigs. who couldnt use any bigger apparatus but to say that they had storage/limited stuff is not true. what they had served them well and im sure bigger and better will improve them even more. everyone can improve and thats just what their doing

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