The Board of Trustee’s approved the bid from Alexis Fire to build Towanda’s newest Engine. The new Engine 61 is due to arrive late spring/mid-summer of 2018. The new Engine 61 is built on a used 2007 Spartan chassis with a new Alexis rescue/pumper style box. The total cost will be around $429,000.00. Engine 61 will be a 6-man cab with 1,250 gallons of water and will have a Waterous 1,250 gallon per minute pump. Engine 61 can also serve as a water tender and is capable of dumping its 1,250 gallons of water through its rear mounted Newton Quick Dump in under 90 seconds. Engine 61 will have three 200 feet 1 3/4 inch pre-connect speed-lays and 200 feet of 2½ inch pre-connect speed-lay. Engine 61 will have 800 feet of 4½ inch and 600 feet of 3 inch fire hydrant supply line. Engine 61 also carries two 6 inch hard suction hose for drafting water from ponds or creeks in the rural areas. Engine 61 carries six SCBA (self-contained breathing apparatus) and nine spare SCBA bottles. It has a 2,000 gallon portable water tank, a 10 KW generator, and a 15 foot light tower. Engine 61 will have one 35 foot extension ladder, one 12 foot roof ladder, and one folding attic ladder. Other equipment on Engine 61 is a truck mounted deluge (deck) gun which is capable of putting out 250 gallons of water a minute. Engine 61 will also have a full set of extrication tools.
Engine 61 Construction at Alexis Fire
Weekly Apparatus Progress November 26, 2018
Weekly Apparatus Progress October 25, 2018
Weekly Apparatus Progress October 11, 2018
Weekly Apparatus Progress August 2, 2018