The Johnson County, Missouri, Fire Protection District (JCFPD) has placed three new fire engines, three tankers, and a rescue truck in service after receiving support from voters.
“We have a large district and a large number of apparatus,” said Larry Jennings, chief of JCFPD. “The need to constantly replace aging equipment is always easier to do when our voters support and understand our needs in a world of ever-increasing prices.”
Each KME fire engine is designed with personnel safety in mind with lower access to hose lays, internal storage of equipment, and increased equipment storage away from the personnel in the cab. The engines also feature a 1250 GPM pump with a 1,000-gallon water tank. The department’s KME tankers have 2,000-gallon water tanks and an articulating extendable rear dump, allowing discharge on both sides and to the rear.
JCFPD's Maintainer Custom Body rescue truck is built on a four-door Ford F-550 chassis and has a custom-built equipment box that features LED lighting, reels of hydraulic hose for hydraulic rescue tools, and sliding storage trays to allow easy access to rescue equipment.
Operating out of 12 stations and serving an area of approximately 525 square miles, the district has a total of 13 fire engines, 11 tankers, 13 wildland fire trucks, one vehicle rescue truck, one air support truck, four UTVs, three water rescue boats, and two water rescue trucks.