A Striking Toyne Lineup Set To Make 2022 FDIC Appearance
East Durham, New York (May 1, 2022) - The East Durham Fire Department (EDFD) has taken delivery of a fully customized Toyne Pumper. Now at its new home, the apparatus will be taking the call in the Catskill Mountain region of New York, a demanding environment for emergencies. EDFD is planning to officially commission the Toyne Pumper with a wetdown ceremony.
Established in 1907, the EDFD provides fire protection and emergency response for the 2,700 residents of East Durham. They also provide mutual aid with the Oak-Hill Durham Volunteer Fire Department. The department’s territory spans over 49 square miles of mountainous Catskill terrain. To serve this area effectively, EDFD operates out of two stations and manages a fleet of 12 apparatus. Their delivered Toyne Tailored Apparatus takes their emergency response to the next level.
The body of the pumper is constructed with bolted painted stainless steel and was tailored to the department’s exact needs. Flanking each side of the apparatus are several compartments. Storage is custom with Toyne-built slide-out shelving and swing-out tool boards for efficient equipment management.The pumper’s ROM-painted roll-up doors not only protect the equipment but also provide quick access to essential hardware such as the pump panel. EDFD’s pump panel is equipped with an ICI SL Plus tank gauge and Fire Research Pump Boss pressure governor. Above the rear wheel wells, East Durham firefighters can store 11 SCBA tanks. Looking top-side, the pumper has a spacious hose bed and additional storage compartments.
When responding to a scene, this pumper provides support with its 1,000-gallon UPF tank, 1,500 GPM Waterous CSU pump, and Foam Pro 1600 Class-A foam system. Toyne fitted the passenger side with (2) 2.5-inch discharges, a 2.5-inch intake, and a master intake. The driver side is piped with a 2.4-inch discharge, 4-inch discharge, 2.5-inch intake, and a master intake.
At the front, Toyne added a bumper hose well with a 2.5-inch discharge.
The body is mounted to a Spartan Metro Star LFD chassis that boasts a 24-inch raised roof and seating for up to six firefighters. Powering this unstoppable force is a 450-HP Cummins ISL9 engine and Allison 3000 EVS transmission. Along with the cab’s extra headroom, it features an EMS compartment, two mounted tool boards, storage under the rear seats, and a backup camera.
“It was a privilege to work with the East Durham Fire Department and create a customized pumper that fits their needs,” said Mike Schwabe, President of Toyne, Inc. “This department is full of hardworking firefighters, and we are excited to assist them in serving their community.”
Selling this response-ready apparatus to the department is V.R.S/Shakerly Fire Truck Sales in Round Lake, New York. V.R.S./Shakerley Fire Truck Sales provides its services to eastern New York, western Massachusetts, and Vermont.
Take a look at the fire department’s Facebook page at Facebook.com/EDVFCo to see this apparatus in action.
For a deeper dive into the build of this Toyne Pumper, check out the May Featured Delivery page. You’ll find a photo gallery, an in-depth apparatus highlight video, and delivery information about the pumper.