Elko County Fire Protection District Receives Delivery of Four Toyne Apparatus
Elko, Nevada (March 1, 2019) - Elko County Fire Protection District in Elko County, Nevada recently received delivery of four Toyne Tailored Apparatus. Toyne delivered two Wildland, one Pumper Tanker, and one Rapid Attack apparatus in early February. With one of the largest counties in the nation, Elko County Fire Protection District has had to expand its fleet of fire trucks in order to tackle the growing threat of wildfires in northeastern Nevada.
Two Toyne Wildland apparatus were built to identical specifications. Both trucks are mounted on a Freightliner M2 106 4x4 chassis. To help tackle rough terrain, the apparatus are powered by a Cummins ISL9 350 horsepower engine and an Allison 3,000 EVS transmission. Toyne equipped the apparatus with a 500-gallon UPF tank and a Hale MBP 750 PTO pump, capable of pumping 750 gallons per minute. These wildland apparatus are specially designed to take on rugged environments and give firefighters an edge when combating wildfires.
Elko County’s Toyne Pumper Tanker is mounted on a Freightliner M2 106 2 door chassis. Powered by a Cummins ISL9 350 engine and an Allison 3000 EVS transmission, their pumper tanker is also able to effectively respond to difficult calls. The custom painted body is constructed with stainless steel and bolted onto the chassis. Toyne fitted the apparatus with a 2,000-gallon UPF tank, ICI SL Plus tank gauge, and a Zico hydraulic 2,100-gallon portable tank rack. Water can be pumped at 750 gallons with its Hale MPB 750 PTO pump.
The district’s new Toyne Rapid Attack Skid Unit was built around a Dodge 5500 4x4 chassis, boasting a 173.4-inch wheelbase. A 304 stainless steel body was installed with customized storage space and Rom Roll-Up Doors. Code 3 LED lighting and Whelen tail light packages make the rapid attack especially visible when taking the call. Toyne also installed a 20 amp Kussmaul Super Auto-Eject for automatically disconnecting shorelines.
Established in 1956, the Elko County Fire Protection District serves the fourth-largest county in the lower 48 states. Elko County’s fire district consists of 16 volunteer fire departments, one 24-hour fire station, 21 volunteer fire department stations, and supporting administrative staff. In total, over 130 volunteer firefighters and 70 pieces of apparatus are needed to help serve the area. Last year, the district responded to the state’s largest recorded wildfire. Firefighters battled a blaze of more than 430,000 acres.
“Delivering four custom tailored apparatus to Elko County is an exciting moment for us,” said Michael Schwabe, President, and CEO of Toyne, Inc. “We are proud to provide apparatus that will transform the call response capabilities of an entire county and make communities safer."
Hi-Tech Emergency Vehicle Service in Oakdale, California sold the apparatus.
Learn more about the Elko County Fire Protection District by visiting www.elkocountynv.net.