Dickinson Rural Fire Department Receives Fifth Toyne Apparatus


Dickinson Rural Fire Department Pumper Tanker

Dickinson Rural Fire Department is now home to a fifth Toyne apparatus, after receiving a new pumper in mid-August. The department, located in Dickinson, North Dakota, has been a longtime Toyne customer, and its latest apparatus will help bolster its firefighting efforts in and around the city.

Toyne mounted the pumper on a Freightliner 108SD 4x4 chassis with a two-door cab, adding in the power of a Cummins ISL 380 horsepower engine. Driven by an Allison 3000 EVS transmission, this Toyne Pumper is packed with firefighting power. From the 1,250 gallon-per-minute Waterous CSC pump and Waterous E511-C pump to the Fire Research PumpBoss pressure governor and 1000-gallon UPF tank, Dickinson’s apparatus is designed to take on any fire.

A Foam Pro 2002 Class A/B foam system and Akron Firefox Electric Monitor add to the versatility of this apparatus, giving the Dickinson Rural Fire Department the ability to respond to almost any situation.

Dickinson, North Dakota is home to roughly 24,000 people and is located in southwest North Dakota — situated as a midpoint between Fargo, North Dakota and Billings, Montana. The department operates out of two stations with a crew of around 40 volunteer firefighters. While the new pumper marks the Dickinson Rural Fire Department’s fifth Toyne, another is on the schedule to be built in the near future.

“We are proud of our longstanding partnership with the Dickinson Rural Fire Department,” said Michael Schwabe, president and CEO of Toyne, Inc. “They trust us to manufacture quality apparatus, just as Dickinson residents trust them to protect the community. Our truck will help them in that mission, and we look forward to working with them on another apparatus soon.”

Dickinson’s newest Toyne was sold to the department by Gary Lembcke of Allegiant Emergency Services, a Toyne dealer based in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.