Indianapolis Adds 7 Custom Fire Apparatus

June 27, 2016

Photo by Tod Parker, courtesy of the Indianapolis Fire Department
Photo by Tod Parker, courtesy of the Indianapolis Fire Department

The Indianapolis Fire Department (IFD) has placed five Pierce Saber pumpers and two Arrow XT 75-foot heavy-duty aerial ladders into service, joining 40 Pierce custom apparatus now serving at IFD, according to a release from Pierce Manufacturing.

The Pierce Saber features a raised roof transition line moved forward to create a “cathedral ceiling” effect. Each of the five identical pumpers is equipped with a 450-hp engine, a 2000 GPM single-stage pump, a 500-gallon water tank, a Control Zone pump panel, and a full complement of ground ladders.

The pair of Arrow XT 75-foot heavy-duty steel aerial ladders is each equipped with a 450-hp engine and is built on a single rear axle chassis configuration. The cab features a raised and notched roof, a forward-facing EMS compartment, and seating for six firefighters. The storage compartments include dual LED strip lighting and a combination of adjustable shelves and slide-out trays. The three-section aerial device features remote tip controls, a two-way intercom, and blue LED lighting.

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