South Pigeon Lake Fire Rescue boosted by new truck

New Rosenbauer TME pumper is state of the art

The South Pigeon Lake Fire Rescue has been boosted in late 2018 by the arrival of a new fire truck.

The truck, which arrived at the fire hall near the Village at Pigeon Lake Sept. 25, is a brand-new, made-to-order Rosenbauer TME pumper based on a Freight-liner chassis.

The truck was not immediately ready for service, as certain parts required installation and personnel from Rosenbauer, the company that built the truck, plan to hold a detailed presentation for the fire department to become more acquainted with the truck.

South Pigeon Lake fire chief Wayne Benson said at the hall Sept. 25 it was nice for the department to see the brand new truck firsthand and still get familiar with some of its modern capabilities.

The truck itself carries about 1,000 gallons of water, and is capable of pumping up to 6,000 liters per minute.

The truck features many modern abilities, such as an automatic foam-making system; previously, firefighters would have to hand bail to make foam, but the truck will handle those duties now. Benson said this helps keep firefighters energetic at the scene of an emergency, as they don’t get exhausted by manual labor of that type.

Another great feature is the truck’s automatic hosebed cover. With just the push of a button, the hoses stored on top of the truck are revealed as the top opens automatically.

The new truck also has lots of equipment storage, lots of lights, a turbo-charged Cummins diesel engine, an Allison 3000 evs automatic transmission and much more.

Benson noted this is the first brand new pumper truck that South Pigeon Lake has received since 1981.

The fire chief’s impression of the new truck: “Pretty impressed.”

Stu.salkeld@pipestoneflyer.ca

Just Posted

You’re going to love Creamy Dill Chicken

Try out a recipe for lilac infused oil

Prime minister wastes tax money on trips

Someone is going to have a big job cleaning up this mess: writer

County of Wetaskiwin will re-examine Winfield security

Winfield facility security a matter of debate Apr. 9

County council agrees area structure plans necessary

Alder Flats resident requests waiver of area structure plan

Lakedell 4-H Beef Club report for May

Our club year has wrapped up with an amazing bang. We could… Continue reading

10 facts about Father’s Day

Did you know that the special day for dads was first celebrated in 1910?

No business case for Trans Mountain expansion, says former environment minister

Cabinet is expected to announce its decision on the expansion of the Alberta-to-B.C. pipeline by Tuesday

Alberta Mountie found not guilty of dangerous driving causing pedestrian’s death

RCMP Const. Michelle Phillips also found not guilty of dangerous driving causing bodily harm

Three Albertans land ‘monster’ sturgeon in B.C.’s Fraser River

For angler who landed the exceptionally large sturgeon it was an ‘incredible dream come true’

Toronto Raptors and their diverse team celebrated worldwide

Team is made up of players from the U.S., Canada, Cameroon, the Republic of Congo, and Spain

Further murder charge laid after alleged targeted hits in two Alberta cities

Jimmy Truong, who is 27, has been charged with first-degree murder in the shooting of Louie Angelo Mojica

Pot edibles, topicals and extracts to hit shelves no earlier than mid-December: Ottawa

Health Canada wrapped its public consultation on the draft rules for cannabis products in February

We the North: Delirious fans celebrate as Raptors win NBA title

Supporters from all over Canada cheer Toronto’s triumph

Excited, anxious fans prepare for Raptors to play in Game 6 of the NBA Finals

The Raptors currently lead the Warriors 3-2 in the best-of-seven series

Most Read