Attack 1871

Attack 1871

Attack 1871 is the newest vehicle in our fleet.  The apparatus was delivered to North Catasauqua on June 14, 2010, six months after it was ordered, and was placed in service on October 1, 2010.

Attack 1871 was built by Fouts Bros Fire Equipment in Smyrna, GA. The chassis is a 2011 Ford Super Duty F-550 with a Fouts Bros body and Darley pump. The vehicle is powered by a 6.7L Power Stroke Diesel engine that turns a 5-speed automatic transmission.  It is also equipped with 4 wheel drive.

The water tank holds 300 gallons of water that flows through a 375 gpm Darley 2BE pump powered by a Briggs & Stratton 18hp engine.  There is one preconnected 150 ft long 1 3/4" attack line and a 100 ft long 1" booster line.  The truck carries 300 ft of 3" supply line.

Attack 1871 also carries our vehicle rescue equipment, including Holmatro CORE Combination Tool and O Cutter, stabilization struts, crash kit, step chocks, and assorted cribbing.  It is also equipped with brush/rubbish fire equipment, and spill control.

Force 1 Auto Body in Catasauqua, PA, completed some minor repairs and touch ups after delivery.

Next, Scribbles & Drips in Walnutport, PA applied their artistic touch during lettering and striping of the vehicle. A former member, Bryan Hersh, designed the original "fightin' limie" mascot that Billy from Scribbles & Drips modified for use on the rear roll up door.

Finally, 10-8 Emergency Vehicle Services of New Holland, PA put themselves to work on fabrication and installation of the various slide-outs, shelves, dividers, swing-out, and tool mounting. 10-8 also fabricated and installed the two rear compartments that utilize the wasted space behind the roll up doors.

Tu Way Communications completed installation of the mobile radios. The Panasonic Tough Book computer was installed by Alpha Install/CDW as part of a regional grant awarded to Northampton County Sector 4 fire and EMS agencies.

NCFD members completed preparations by adding Dri Deck in the compartments and finished up some minor equipment mounting before the apparatus was placed in service.