Verona, Pennsylvania Receives New Toyne Pumper
The Verona Volunteer Fire Company in Verona, Pennsylvania added more power to its fleet in February after receiving a new pumper from Toyne, a premier fire apparatus manufacturer. The pumper is loaded with firefighting equipment and technology that make it a valuable addition to the fire company, giving Verona firefighters more tools to respond to calls in their community.
Toyne built the pumper on a Spartan Metro Star MFD chassis with a 10” raised roof, with the reliable power of a Cummins ISL 450 horsepower engine. Driven by a 3000 Allison EVS transmission, the apparatus also boasts strong firefighting force. The Hale Qmax pump, supplied by a 750-gallon UPF tank, outputs 1,500 gallons per minute, commanded by a Fire Research InControl 400 pressure governor.
The apparatus also includes a Harrison 10,000-watt hydraulic generator and Elkhart Scorpion EXM monitor, and is outfitted with Fire Research telescoping and tripod lights.
Verona is a borough in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, about 13 miles from Pittsburgh, with a population of around 2,500. In 2017, the Verona Volunteer Fire Company, led by Fire Chief Ray Suchevich, responded to 115 calls for service in Verona and neighboring communities.
This pumper is Verona’s second Toyne engine, after purchasing a Toyne Pumper in 2004. According to Captain Dan Tihey of the Verona Volunteer Fire Company, 12 years of running their first Toyne apparatus was all the proof they needed to come back for their next pumper.
“When we bought the first one we went through specs with multiple companies and felt that Toyne was our best option,” said Tihey. “The reliability of our other engine has been phenomenal, and we can’t wait to see [this one] in service.”
“Toyne was happy to build another pumper for the borough of Verona,” said Michael Schwabe, president and CEO of Toyne, Inc. “We’re proud to have produced another quality apparatus for this fire company and the brave firefighters helping to protect their community.”
The pumper was sold to Verona by Tri State Fire, which serves southwest Pennsylvania and northern West Virginia.