Newberry's New (Used) Fire Engine  

Posted: July 2, 2023
Newberry Springs Community Alliance
by Ted Stimpfel

Should be in Newberry's service
within two months.

    The Newberry Springs Volunteer Fire Department will soon be taking possession of a new (used) Rural Pumper fire engine. The engine is currently in the East and will be undergoing some inspections before it is transferred to Newberry Springs.

    According to released paperwork on it distributed at the CSD's June 30, 2023, Special Board Meeting, the engine is a 2009 Spartan 2000/1250 pumper, powered by a Cummins ISM 450HP engine with Jake brake, Allison 4000EVS automatic transmission. At the Special Meeting, the CSD board voted unanimously to make the purchase.

    The engine has a 4-door air-conditioned cab that seats 6. The unit has a side mount 2000GPM Hale QMAX single-stage pump, 1250 gallon poly tank, 20-gallon class A foam tank, 3 crosslays, and one front bumper line with foam capacity, deck gun, Aluminum body with high roll-up doors on both sides.

    Two 10' hard suctions, Hydraulic ladder rack with Ladders (24' 16' 10 attic). 10KW hydraulic generator, Command 6 head light tower with auto park, brow light, electronic siren, Federal Q2B, dual air horns, and 2 wheel chocks.

    The vehicle only has 19,500 miles on it, and only 1,900 engine hours. A one-year warranty is included.

    The video and still photos were acquired through the assistance of the Newberry Springs Volunteer Fire Department.  Daphne Lanier, Fire Chief.

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