A fleet of four pumpers and four tankers, custom-built by Toyne, Inc., have been delivered to their new home with the Pottawatomie County Consolidated Fire District (CFD) No. 1 in Wamego, Kansas. This delivery is a part of the fire district’s massive apparatus and equipment replacement program, taking their emergency response to a whole new level.
Formed in 2013, the Pottawatomie County CFD serves the Kansas communities of Olsburg, St. George, Wamego, Wheaton, Havensville, and Emmett. With a total area of 862 square miles, the county is under the watch of a multitude of fire departments and fire districts.
Building fire stations
To cover their designated territory, the fire district operates out of five stations and has 74 volunteer firefighters on the roster. Since its creation, Fire District No. 1 has made it a mission to enhance response effectiveness. This goal included building fire stations and procuring new apparatus. From this Toyne Apparatus delivery, four stations will each be receiving one of the pumpers and tankers.
“We admire Pottawatomie County CFD’s dedication to protecting its community members,” said Michael Schwabe, President of Toyne, Inc. “We are proud to deliver these eight apparatus that will be there–ready to take the call–for these brave men and women.”
The fire district’s four pumpers were designed with identical specifications
The fire district’s four pumpers were designed with identical specifications. Each pumper is mounted to a Freightliner M2 106 four-door chassis. The apparatus boast powerful 350-horsepower Cummins ISL 9 engines and response-ready Allison 3000 EVS transmissions.
For fire suppression, Toyne fitted the trucks with Waterous CS pumps, capable of moving water at 1,250 gallons per minute, and Foam Pro 1600 Class A foam systems. Water is stored in 1,200-gallon UPF tanks. The pumpers have also been piped for monitors, allowing the CFD to add them in the future.
Water hauling capabilities
Toyne manufactured the tankers around a two-door Freightliner M2 106 chassis. While the powertrain is the same as the pumpers, each of these trucks have a hefty 6x4 drivetrain to accommodate more substantial water hauling capabilities.
Top-of-the-line water storage and pumping hardware is integrated into each tanker. Outfitted with Waterous 3030 LE pumps and 3,000-gallon UPF tanks, the fire district is set to battle big blazes. Portable tank racks are also onboard these four heavy-duty tankers, holding portable tanks that have a 3,000-gallon capacity. Weis Fire and Safety Equipment Company, based out of Salina, Kansas, sold the fleet of Toyne apparatus to the fire district.