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2015 Fire Tanker
Our last unit was a new tanker truck used to haul water to locations where fire hydrants are not closely available. The truck was put into service
in 2015 and is a huge plus to Township residents that live in non hydrant locations. In the near future, we will be looking into replacing our main
pumper truck, a unit we have had in service since 2003. Again, keeping the condition of our firefighting fleet is very important, effective fire protection in a community is a huge factor to consider when looking for a location for your family.
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2012 Wilderness Fire Vehicle
In 2012 the Negaunee Township Fire / EMS Department accepted delivery of a 2012 Ford F-550 4x4 Crew Cab (replacing a 1986 4x4 pickup truck which became inadequate for today's use). This new unit will be used primarily for fires in the urban interface and wildfires. It will also assist local fire departments as well as the DNR when needed.
The unit was built by CSI Emergency Apparatus, LLC of Grayling, Michigan, at a cost of $162,816.
The unit features seating for five firefighters, a 300 gallon water tank (with a 10 gallon Class A foam pro proportioner unit), a 19 hp Kohler diesel pump, and several compartments for tools and equipment. It also features a water discharge manifold which can be used to support a pumper unit in the winter season when accessibility to a structure is limited due to snow accumulation. A pumper can supply water to this unit so 3 fire lines can be discharged to fight a structure fire. It also has two 100 ft., ¾ inch booster lines for quick fire attack.
The unit is powered by a 300-horse turbo charged 6.7L Power Stroke diesel engine. It has 19.5 inch, 16 ply off road tires, and a 9,000 lb. Warn front winch mounted on a Buck Stop heavy-duty front bumper. Full body brush guards surround the cab and roof emergency lighting for protection from trees and brush in tight situations.
It is probably the best unit for initial attack on wild fires in the local area, allowing 5 firefighters to respond in a safe vehicle equipped in a manner to get the job done.