In the Midwestern Illinois city of Rochelle, the local fire department took delivery of its first Toyne Apparatus, a fully customized rescue/pumper. The Rochelle Fire Department's (RFD) new rescue/pumper will replace an older fire truck built-in 1995 that had served the department for 26 years. Built to take the call, the department’s latest fire apparatus addition is ready to protect the community. Established in 1877, the RFD has been serving the residents of Rochelle for nearly 145 years. The department has 34 firefighters on its roster and manages nine apparatus. Building robust apparatus In 2014, they responded to nearly 2,000 emergency calls. The department's firefighters will go through in-service training on their Toyne Apparatus before being officially put into service. "This is a highly capable rescue/pumper, and it's equipped with a wide variety of specialized hardware to assist the Rochelle Fire Department for a range of different emergencies," said Bill Bird, Toyne Product Support Coordinator. "We're proud to build an apparatus as robust as this one is." The rescue/pumper was stall-built at the Toyne manufacturing facility in Breda, Iowa. Constructed with bolted painted stainless steel, the apparatus body is made to stand up to the elements. Toyne mounted the body onto a Spartan Metro Star ELFD chassis, and the cab boasts a 24-inch raised roof. Under the hood of this commanding apparatus is a 380-horsepower Cummins ISL9 engine and an Allison 3000 EVS transmission. Vital hardware components The rescue/pumper has plenty of storage options to accommodate different tools On the inside of the cab, there is seating for up to six firefighters. Toyne outfitted the rescue/pumper with an array of vital hardware components that will be critical to operations and emergency response, such as a 360-degree backup camera system, FireCom in-cab intercom system, and an in-cab EMS storage compartment. RFD's Toyne tailored apparatus was designed to be a multirole platform during emergencies. The rescue/pumper has plenty of storage options to accommodate different tools for fire and rescue situations. Quick access to their equipment is ensured with ROM painted roll-up doors, Toyne custom slide-out shelving, custom slide-out tool boards, and rear slide-in storage for ladders and pike poles. Designs called for installing an on-board SCBA air bottle refill system, air hose reels, a custom-built air-bag storage unit, and winch receptacles that are anchored on all four sides of the apparatus. Addressing different emergencies For fire suppression, Toyne added a 500-gallon UPF tank, 1,250-gallon-per-minute Hale Qmax enclosed side-mount pump, and an Elkhart Cobra Monitor with an 8598 extender. A Waterous Overboard Foam Power Fill and Waterous Aquis 6.0 Class-A/B foam systems elevate the department's ability to address different emergencies. The pump is controlled by a fire research pump boss pressure governor, and the tank level is monitored by an ICI SL Plus tank gauge. Emergency lighting consists of a full suite of Whelen lights; including Whelen warning, PFP2 scene, PFH2 brow lighting, and LED arrow stick lighting. The body storage bays are wired with ILI LED strip compartment lighting. Dinges Fire Company from Amboy, Illinois, sold this Toyne rescue/pumper to the Rochelle Fire Department. As an authorized Toyne dealer, Dinges Fire Company serves fire departments throughout the state of Illinois.
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 communities in Skamania county for over half a century. Hazardous material emergencies In total, the department watches over a mountainous territory that spans nearly 44 square miles. To cover such a large area, the fire district has 35 highly trained volunteers that respond to fire, medical, trail, rope, vehicle, and hazardous material emergencies. Their new Toyne apparatus is designed to reinforce their dedicated response efforts to those they serve. This versatile Toyne Pumper will be a valuable addition to Skamania Fire District's fleet" "This versatile Toyne Pumper will be a valuable addition to Skamania Fire District's fleet and a big help to the volunteers serving their communities," said Bill Bird, Toyne Product Support Coordinator. "We are proud to be a part of their process, and to be trusted by this fire department to build highly capable apparatus." Backup camera system Skamania's pumper is mounted to a Spartan metro star MFD chassis with a ten-inch raised roof. Under the hood, the apparatus is equipped with a 450-horsepower Cummins ISL9 engine and an Allison 3,000 EVS transmission. The cab's interior has enough seating for six occupants and hosts several different features, including a backup camera system, in-cab custom storage, and an in-cab radio system with mounted headsets. Engine 11 is covered in a two-tone black/red paint scheme with custom lettering and striping. Main storage compartments This pumper body is stall-built with bolted-painted stainless steel. Designs called for plenty of customized storage to meet the fire department's needs. Fitted on each side of the engine's storage compartments are ROM-painted roll-up doors for fast, easy entry to equipment. For added ease of access to all of the tools of the trade, the main storage compartments feature Toyne's custom slide-out shelving and custom swing-out toolboard. Enough storage is available over each wheel well to accommodate up to eight SCBA bottles Enough storage is available over each wheel well to accommodate up to eight SCBA bottles, with additional SCBA mounts added to the primary storage compartments. On the top-side of the equipment compartments is room for hard suction hoses. At the rear end of the apparatus is an area for slide-in ladder and pike pole storage. Telescoping tiller extension At the heart of the department's new pumper is a 1,250-gallon-per-minute Hale Qflo pump. To feed this beast of a pump, Engine 11 is equipped with a 1,000-gallon UPF tank. For added fire support, Toyne installed a FoamPro 2001 Class A foam system with a 30-gallon foam cell. In addition, the Skamania firefighters have an Elkhart Vulcan perm monitor with a telescoping tiller extension at their disposal. A host of electrical components ensures Engine 11 can support these first responders beyond fire suppression. Toyne mounted a hefty 10,000-watt Onan hydraulic generator that can provide continuous power to the apparatus' two electric cord reels and fire research telescoping lights. SFD’s pumper is also wired up with Whelen warning lights, Whelen MV9 scene lighting, Firetech Hiviz 72-inch LED brow light, and ILI LED strip compartment lighting.
Arriving this month at the Wayne Fire Department's fire house (POL Fire Company #2), located in Wayne, New Jersey, is a new and fully customized Toyne Pumper. Better known as POL (Property Owner's League) Fire Company #2, their new pumper not only adds more capabilities to their existing fleet, but it also upholds a long-standing tradition of honoring fellow firefighters. Wayne Fire Department Established in 1922, Wayne Fire Department (POL Fire Company #2) has served the residents of Wayne, New Jersey, and the surrounding communities for nearly 100 years. The volunteer fire department protects a territory that covers 24 square miles and more than 60,000 residents, while also providing mutual aid to several other communities and the New York City metro area. Annually, the POL Fire Company #2 department responds to over 650 emergency calls Annually, the POL Fire Company #2 department responds to over 650 emergency calls. On-call 24/7, the dedicated volunteers of the fire department are trained to deal with various emergency scenarios, beyond the usual calls of fire breakout incidents, including occurrences of flooding that frequently impact their area. This Toyne Tailored Apparatus bolsters the fire and rescue department’s ability to respond to any sort of emergency call effectively. Toyne Pumper Wayne Fire Department’s Toyne pumper body is mounted on a Spartan Gladiator LFD chassis. Under the hood is a 500-HP Cummins ISX 12 engine and Allison 4000 EVS transmission, at the ready for rapid response. This particular cab has a 10-inch raised roof and boasts enough seating for a crew of six. The interior is also equipped with a back-up camera, in-cab mounted flashlights, additional storage, and EMS compartments with exterior access. Bolted painted stainless steel body Stall built with a bolted painted stainless steel body, the Toyne Pumper is designed to meet the needs of the fire department efficiently. ROM painted roll-up doors provide fast access to the various storage compartments that flank both sides of the apparatus. Utilizing every inch of space, there are in-compartment mounted tool boards, Toyne custom slide-out shelving, wheel well SCBA storage slots (eight bottles), under step storage, and more tailor-made storage. Fitted with Innovative Controls tank gauge Several water intake and discharge points can be found on each side of the pumper For the department’s pumping needs, Toyne fitted the apparatus with a 750-gallon UPF tank, 1,500-GPM Hale Qmax pump, Hale FoamLogix 5.0 Class B foam system, and a 50-gallon foam tank. An Innovative Controls tank gauge and Fire Research Pump Boss pressure governor allow the firefighters to monitor and select water discharge parameters. Several water intake and discharge points can be found on each side of the pumper. A booster reel mounted in the rear of the body allows for additional flexibility when responding to calls. Full suite of emergency lighting fixtures A full suite of emergency lighting fixtures ensures high visibility on the road. This setup includes Whelen warning lighting, Firetech HiViz 72-inch LED brow light, Whelen LED arrow stick, and front-mounted Roto-Ray. Abundant scene lighting is taken care of by Whelen PFH2 LED and Fire Research telescoping lights. To account for the electrics onboard, an Onan 10,000-watt hydraulic generator assists in supplying power. Toyne Tailored Apparatus “This fire department's Toyne Tailored Apparatus is meticulously built and fully equipped for the current and future fire service needs of their communities,” said Bill Bird, Toyne Product Support Coordinator, adding “It is our honor to work with the firefighters of Wayne POL and make their vision of a response-ready pumper a reality.”
Valley Inn Volunteer Fire Department (VIVFD) has taken delivery of their Toyne Tailored Pumper after a long journey from the Toyne headquarters in Iowa to its new home in Monongahela, Pennsylvania. The apparatus is equipped with the latest equipment and technology, ready to take the call. Response readiness For over 50 years, the VIVFD has protected the townships of Carroll, Nottingham, and Sommerset, along with providing mutual aid to surrounding communities in Washington County, Pennsylvania. The department has 30 dedicated firefighters and a station of apparatus at the ready to protect lives and property. Over the last few years, the VIVFD has been responding to an increasing number of calls. In 2019, the Valley Inn firefighters responded to 369 calls, their highest annual volume recorded. The department’s Toyne Pumper will bolster their response readiness. Pumper features Toyne built the pumper body using bolted painted stainless steel. This construction features an array of multi-functional storage compartments on either side of the apparatus. The stowage utilizes Toyne Tailored slide-out shelving and tools boards, which allows the department to have a more flexible equipment payload and easier access. Storage just above the wheel wells is designed to hold eight SCBA bottles, and the wheel well opposite of the fuel filler inlet has a slide-out floor dry compartment. Dedicated holds in the back of the apparatus were built for slide-in hard suction, ladder, and pike pole storage. Protecting each compartment and pump panels are ROM-painted roll-up doors. Custom compartments Valley Inn’s apparatus design has two 1.75-inch cross lays; multiple pump discharge and intake mounts. This custom pumper body is mounted on a Spartan Metro Star LFD chassis. The department’s cab features a 10-inch raised roof and has seating for six firefighters, with two more jump seats at the ready. Additional storage compartments can be found throughout the front cabin. Powering Valley Inn’s apparatus is a 450-horsepower Cummins ISL 9 engine and Allison 3000 EVS transmission. For fire suppression, their Toyne is equipped with a 1,000-gallon UPF tank, and a 1,500 GPM enclosed side-mount Waterous CSU pump. Tank levels are monitored by an ICI SL Plus tank gauge. The CSU pump is regulated by a Fire Research Pump Boss pressure governor. Valley Inn’s apparatus design has two 1.75-inch cross lays; multiple pump discharge and intake mounts. Additional features The department’s pumper lighting setup includes Whelen warning lights, PFH2 brow light, PCH2 cab scene lights, and Command Light SL442D-W2 LED light tower. For additional electrical usage, Toyne equipped the apparatus with a Harrison 6,000-watt hydraulic generator and an in-compartment electrical cord reel. “This apparatus is not only designed for power and performance, but it is also made to be a flexible platform for the VIVFD’s needs,” said Bill Bird, Toyne Product Support Coordinator. “Their new Toyne pumper is ready to reliably respond for years to come.” The pumper was sold to VIVFD by Tri-State Fire, which serves southwest Pennsylvania and northern West Virginia.
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 in the communities of Huntley, Algonquin, Hampshire, Gilberts, Lake in the Hills, and the rural areas of Kane and McHenry Counties. This territory covers 55 square miles and includes busy freight routes and nine miles of the Interstate 90 corridor. Conducting emergency response The Huntley Fire Protection District has 90 personnel. Operations are overseen by a Fire Chief, two Deputy Chiefs, three Battalion Chiefs, twelve Lieutenants, and a host of other vital staff. HFPD conducts its emergency response from five stations spread throughout its jurisdiction. Continuing to invest in their response capabilities has been one of the focuses of HFPD In 2018 alone, the district received close to 5,300 calls. Continuing to invest in their response capabilities has been one of the focuses of HFPD. Along with opening a fifth station in April of 2020, replacing one of their older engines in their fleet of eleven apparatus with a new Toyne was a part of that response initiative too. Painted stainless steel body “As a first time Toyne customer, they exceeded our expectations! From the spec and design process to the final delivery, the pride of a family-owned business was evident,” said Battalion Chief Michael Pierce. “Toyne allowed us to get the custom quality build we were looking for while staying fiscally responsible to the residents we serve.” The pumper has a bolted painted stainless steel body that is mounted onto a Spartan Metro Star ELFD chassis. A 380-horsepower Cummins ISL 9 engine and an Allison 3000 EVS transmission combine to create a robust powertrain. This apparatus has a 10-inch raised roof cab and boasts seating for four firefighters. Hard suction hose Toyne made slide-in storage for a ladder, pike pole, and hard suction hose Water storage comes in the form of a 750-gallon UPF tank that is monitored by an ICI SL Plus tank gauge. For fire suppression, a Waterous CS 1,500-gpm pump and a Fire Research Pump Boss pressure governor were integrated into the apparatus. Customized storage was positioned throughout the apparatus. There are compartments for seven SCBA bottles in the wheel wells, a front bumper hosewell, and Toyne Tailored slide-out shelving. In the rear of the pumper, Toyne made slide-in storage for a ladder, pike pole, and hard suction hose. Low-Light situations Further customization was implemented by wiring the apparatus with an array of lighting options. Whelen warning lights, a Whelen LED arrow stick, and a 72-inch Firetech HiViz brow light ensure high visibility when responding to calls. During low-light situations, HFPD can utilize the onboard Fire Research telescoping lights, and Whelen M9V2R LED scene lights. “We worked closely with the Huntley Fire Protection District to identify their needs and apply that criteria throughout the design and build of their pumper," said Bill Bird, Toyne Product Support Coordinator. “The overall result speaks for itself, and we expect the apparatus to serve these firefighters well–for years to come.” Dinges Fire Company, based out of Amboy, Illinois, sold the Toyne pumper to the district.