Forks Fire Fire Department Receives Two Toyne Pumpers


Forks Fire Department’s New Toyne Pumper

Cheektowaga, NY (June 1, 2019) - Toyne, an industry leading fire apparatus manufacturer, recently delivered two customized pumpers to the Forks Fire Department, stationed in the town of Cheektowaga, New York. Both apparatus received a welcomed arrival after a 900-mile journey from Toyne’s production floor in Breda, Iowa, to their new home along the Great Lakes. Now equipped with Toyne Pumpers, the fire department can continue its commitment to providing the best emergency services for residents.

Constructed with matching specifications, both Toyne Tailored Apparatus are mounted on Spartan Metro Star chassis. The department selected Spartan’s Metro Star EMFD seven-seat configuration and 10-inch raised roof option for their pumpers. Powered by Cummins ISL 9 engines, each capable of producing 450 horsepower, and Allison 3000 EVS transmissions the apparatus can rapidly respond to calls. Built with bolted painted stainless steel bodies, the vehicles boast enhanced corrosion resistance.

Both pumpers feature identical pump, tank, and generator equipment. One thousand gallons of water are stored in UPF tanks. Water levels are monitored by the Innovative Controls SL Plus tank gauge. With Hale Qmax pumps and Fire Research Total Control pressure governors, the apparatus are capable of moving water at 1,500 gallons per minute. Another important component of the identical pumpers is an onboard Harrison Hydraulic generator.

Further customizations were made by adding telescoping lights and monitors. The telescoping Fire Research SPA540-Q20 lights offer more flexibility for crews during low light situations. Fire suppression capabilities were enhanced with the implementation of Task Force Tips Crossfire Monitors.

“It’s been a great honor to work with the Forks Fire Department firefighters; to help realize their apparatus needs,” said Michael Schwabe, President, and CEO of Toyne, Inc. “This is a group of men and women who are dedicated to serving their community with the latest techniques and apparatus, and we are proud to deliver two custom Toyne Pumpers that will assist the department in efficiently responding to calls for years to come.”

Established in 1911, the Forks Fire Department has served residents of Cheektowaga, New York, for over a century. The department consists of local residents that carry out their duty voluntarily; staying devoted to the department’s mission of providing the highest level of emergency services available to those who live, work, or visit Cheektowaga. Each year, the fire department responds to more than 550 calls. Forks firefighters are professionally trained to handle structure fires, EMS requests, vehicle fires & accidents, hazardous material spills, and electrical emergencies.

Tri State Fire sold the Toyne pumpers to the Forks Fire Department.

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