On Thursday evening the Cutchogue Fire Department delivery of their newest piece of Apparatus.
The new vehicle, a 75' quint type apparatus will have the capabilities as functioning as both a first-due engine, and a ladder truck when needed. It will also have the distinction to serve as the Department's first-ever ladder truck.
Some of the features include:
Spartan ERV / Metro-star chassis
Cummins 450 hp engine
Hale 1500 gpm Qmax pump
500 gallon water tank
75' aerial ladder w/ pre-piped waterway
1000' 5 inch hose
Seating for 8 firefighters.
The next step will be to re-locate and mount the equipment from the old 8-5-3 and begin the process of driver and operator training.
The lettering and reflective striping will be completed by Jim Fetten in the coming week, along with radio installation.
All of the members of the CFD would like to thank the Board of Fire Commissioners and the Residents of the Cutchogue Fire District for their assistance and support with the purchase of our latest piece of apparatus.