Whelen Engineering Company News

Toyne Delivers A New Pumper Vehicle To Enhance Fire Safety At Skamania Fire District

Trading views of the cornfields of Iowa for forested mountains of Southern Washington state, a new Toyne pumper–named engine 11–has been delivered to its new home with Skamania Fire District #1 (SFD). This is the department's second Toyne tailored apparatus, and just like the other Toyne in their fleet, it is geared explicitly for SFD's needs. Established in 1959, Skamania Fire District #1 has been providing fire protection to the residents of Carson, Cook, Stabler, and surrounding...

Toyne Provides Georgetown Township Fire Department With Two Identical Pumper Vehicles To Enhance Fire Safety

Arriving in the Great Lakes region were two identical Toyne Pumpers. Their final destination, the Georgetown Township Fire Department (GTFD) in Jenison, Michigan. These apparatus are fully equipped and customized to the department's specific needs and the communities they serve. The twin pumpers' bodies are made with bolted painted stainless steel. The designs called for a large variety of dynamic storage and utilitarian solutions. Spacious compartments and ROM painted roll-up doors line both s...

Toyne Provides A Customized Pumper Vehicle To Enhance Fire Safety Systems At The Huntley Fire Protection District

Illinois' Huntley Fire Protection District (HFPD) recently received delivery of their customized pumper that was built by Toyne, Inc., an Iowa-based fire apparatus manufacturer. This apparatus will be deployed to the district's ‘Station 2’ where it is replacing a higher-mileage fire engine. There it will be ever ready to serve the resolute firefighters and the communities they protect. Established in 1959, the HFPD tirelessly fulfills the fire service needs of over 50,000 residents...

Toyne Provides Two Pumper Vehicles To The Sacramento Metropolitan Fire District To Enhance Firefighting Operations

California’s seventh-largest fire agency, the Sacramento Metropolitan Fire District, has taken delivery of two Toyne Pumper Tankers. These two trucks are the district’s first Toyne-built apparatus. Both pumper tankers will replace older engines, enhancing their capacity to fight fires. For twenty years, the Sacramento Metropolitan Fire District (Metro Fire) has kept a watchful eye over a 359 square mile territory, which encompasses 23 communities and nearly 745,000 residents. To cov...

Toyne Provides Their Pumper Vehicle To Enhance Emergency Response Services For Eagle Springs Fire Department

Receiving delivery of their first Toyne Tailored Apparatus and first ever custom-built fire engine, the Eagle Springs Fire Department has increased their ability to provide their community with a more reliable level of emergency response services. Their pumper is equipped with the latest in emergency response technology. The fire department’s Toyne Pumper is mounted on a Spartan Metro Star LFD chassis with a 10-inch raised roof. There is seating for six firefighters, plus an in-cab EMS co...

KME Builds A Rescue Pumper For Coplay (PA) Fire Department With Enhanced Facilities

The Coplay (PA) Fire Department needed to replace a 30-year-old engine and an equally aging rescue truck. But instead of purchasing two new vehicles, it decided to merge their functions into a single rig, a rescue-pumper. “We were replacing a 1986 Mack engine and a 1984 rescue squad,” says Brandyn Bechtel, Coplay’s assistant chief. “The engine was an open-cab model, and there were lots of mechanical issues with the rescue squad, and it was no longer feasible to keep repa...

Spartan hosts manufacturers, fire truck technicians from across North America for FTTC 2018

Spartan Emergency Response, a business unit of Spartan Motors, Inc., will host equipment manufacturers, dealers, service centre representatives, emergency vehicle technicians, and first responder driver-operators from across the U.S., Canada, and Latin America next week for its Fire Truck Training Conference (FTTC); the industry's largest emergency vehicle training-centric symposium. The annual event, in its 24th year, will be held at The Lansing Center in Lansing, Michigan, from September 30 to...

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