The fleet of 12 Ferrara units will replace Birmingham’s older trucks as a part of its apparatus replacement plan. - Photo: Ferrara Fire Apparatus

The fleet of 12 Ferrara units will replace Birmingham’s older trucks as a part of its apparatus replacement plan.

Photo: Ferrara Fire Apparatus

The Birmingham Fire & Rescue Service in Alabama has submitted a purchase order for a fleet of 12 new custom built, heavy-duty fire apparatus from Ferrara, a subsidiary of REV Group.

“Birmingham Fire & Rescue Service is dedicated to providing rapid, reliable, and professional emergency services to the citizens and stakeholders of Birmingham,” said Cory Moon, fire chief, Birmingham Fire & Rescue Service. “Getting these new and updated apparatus from Ferrara is an important part for us to fulfill our mission.”

The order includes nine Ferrara Igniter LFD cabs with 102-inch wide extruded aluminum bodies and features:

  • Cummins L9 450-hp engine
  • Allison 3000 EVS transmission
  • Bostrom seats
  • Waterous 1500 gpm pump
  • Waterous Aquis foam system
  • FRC Pump Boss pressure governor
  • 500-gallon water tank
  • 30-gallon foam concentrate cell
  • Whelen emergency warning lights

Additionally, Birmingham Fire & Rescue Service has ordered two Ferrara Igniter MVPs with XMFD cabs and extruded aluminum 103-inch MVP bodies, which feature:

  • Cummins L9 450-hp engine
  • Allison 3000 EVS transmission
  • Bostrom seats
  • Waterous 1500 gpm pump
  • FRC Pump Boss pressure governor
  • Three speedlays with two 1.75-inch and one 2.5-inch connections
  • TFT Monsoon Series electric monitor
  • 750-gallon water tank
  • 50-gallon foam concentrate cell
  • Waterous Aquis foam system
  • 10 KW Harrison generator 
  • Command Light Knight Series with six-head configuration

Birmingham Fire & Rescue Service also ordered one Ferrara Inferno cab 77-foot ladder with extruded aluminum body and features:

  • Cummins X-12 500-hp engine
  • Allison 4000 EVS transmission
  • Bostrom seats
  • Waterous 1500 gpm pump
  • Waterous Aquis foam system
  • 400-gallon water tank
  • 30-gallon foam concentrate cell
  • Whelen emergency warning lights
  • 10 KW Harrison generator

The fleet of 12 Ferrara units will replace Birmingham’s older trucks as a part of its apparatus replacement plan. The trucks will also help the department remain compliant with NFPA 1901 standards.

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