Old Trucks Get New Tech
 
By Engineer Sohn Stark
January 28, 2017
 

2017 has started out very well for some of our older apparatus. Brush 39, Traffic 39, and Tanker 39 all received a much needed upgrade over the last month, increasing safety for the community and firefighters.

Each vehicle was upgraded with new light emitting diode (LED) emergency warning lights. The LED lights will increase apparatus visibility when responding to emergencies and during fire ground operations. The LEDs are more effective than the previous halogen rotators and draw on average 80% less power. Additionally, LEDs are a cost effective upgrade as they have a much longer service life and will almost never need to be replaced for the life of the vehicle.

This would not be possible without the support of our community and donors! This is one example of how every penny donated helps us keep the community safer.

Special thanks to Code 3 Inc. for their support on Brush 39's light bar, as well as Metropolitan Communications for their support on Traffic 39 and Tanker 39's upgrades.

 
Units: Brush 39, Traffic 39, Tanker 39
 
Traffic 39's new bar being installed.
Traffic 39's new bar being installed.
 
 
 
Tanker 39's new grill lights
Tanker 39's new grill lights
 
New body warning lights and scene lights
New body warning lights and scene lights
 
New light bar
New light bar
 
Tanker's new light bar includes a brow light feature for increase scene lighting at the the front of the vehicle
Tanker's new light bar includes a brow light feature for increase scene lighting at the the front of the vehicle
 
 
Tanker 39 with old equipment
Tanker 39 with old equipment
 
Traffic 39 with old light bar
Traffic 39 with old light bar
 
Brush 39 with old light bar
Brush 39 with old light bar
 

Harrison February 02, 2017 at 9:39 AM
What about the TAC and 39-2?


West Bradford Fire Company February 10, 2017 at 7:37 PM
Harrison, TAC-39 and Engine 2 have a mix of old and new lights.


Harrison February 12, 2017 at 5:47 PM
Oh ok. Thank you for the clarification.


Sugar March 03, 2017 at 9:30 PM
Looks good