Engine 1770 - 1995 Pierce Arrow #E-8956
1500 GPM/500 Water/45 Foam
Engine 1770 is a 1995 Pierce Arrow that is powered by a Detroit Diesel 6V92TA motor rated at 400 horsepower and an Allison HD-4060PR automatic transmission with a retarder. The firefighting package consists of a two-stage Waterous pump rated at 1500 GPM supplied by a 500 gallon booster tank. A Feecon around-the-pump proportioner is supplied by a 45-gallon foam cell and can provide foam to any of the discharge outlets or the deck gun. There is a 100-foot pre-connected handline in the front bumper extension, two pre-connects above the transverse compartment and a booster reel with 260-feet of 1-inch hose. The hosebed carries 1000-feet of 5-inch supply hose, 1000-feet of 3-inch and 100-feet of 1-3/4 inch hose for a skid load. In addition to a standard complement of engine company tools and equipment, a Hurst tool with spreaders and cutters are also on board and the front bumper is fitted with a 12,000-pound Warn winch. Ground ladders are carried in a hydraulic ladder rack and include a 30-foot extension ladder, 14-foot roof ladder and a 10-foot folding attic ladder. An 8 kW diesel generator provides 110-volt power for the quartz lights and other electric items. Like all Mehlville engine companies, 1770 carries basic life support emergency medical equipment including an automatic external defibrillator.
For more information on this or any of the Mehlville F.P.D. units, contact the Apparatus Committee