In the eastern Iowa city of Monticello, the area fire department has taken delivery of a new and fully customized Toyne Pumper. Dubbed the "MF8" by the Monticello Fire Department (MFD), this apparatus will be replacing an older pumper that has served these volunteer firefighters for more than two decades. Including this latest addition to the MFD fleet, the department now has three Toyne Tailored Apparatus actively serving alongside them. The apparatus is a stall built with bolted painted stainless steel. This highly durable material was also incorporated into the swing-out doors. Designs called for flexible storage spaces and compartments. The department has specialized storage in the wheel wells for up to eight SCBA bottles, with additional SCBA brackets fitted inside other compartments. Throughout the apparatus are Toyne Tailored slide-out shelving and under-step storage. There is rear slide-in hard suction storage, ladder, and pike pole storage. Pumper Design and Additions Monticello firefighters can also utilize the pumper's Akron Hi-Riser monitor for added fire suppression MFD's pumper body is mounted on a four-door Freightliner M2 106 chassis. Under the hood is a 350-horsepower Cummins ISL9 engine and a powerful Allison 3000 EVS transmission. Inside the cab is seating for five firefighters, an in-cab Firecom radio system, and a back-up camera. Features on the exterior of the chassis are front-mounted tow hooks and On-Spot tire chains. With added custom lettering and striping, Monticello's pumper is ready for action. As a pumper, it's equipped with a specialized fire suppression system that is tailored to the department's needs. Onboard is a 1,000-gallon UPF tank that is monitored by an ICI SL Plus tank gauge. The pump is a Waterous CS, capable of moving water at 1,250 GPM. A class-one TPG pressure governor controls the pump power. Throughout the apparatus is piping for several different discharge and intake points. Monticello firefighters can also utilize the pumper's Akron Hi-Riser monitor for added fire suppression. Other Accessories Toyne outfitted MFD's pumper with a full suite of lights, making the apparatus stand out while getting to and arriving at the scene. MF8 has Whelen PFP2 scene lights, warning lighting, an LED arrow stick, and a PFH2 LED brow light. Inside the storage areas is ILI LED strip compartment lighting. "It is always a pleasure working with Fire Chief Joe Bayne and the members of Monticello Fire Department," said Michael Schwabe, President of Toyne, Inc. "They are a team that stays eternally dedicated to their community and their fire service needs. We believe their new Toyne will be up to the task and answer the call."
The Hampton Falls Fire Department (HFFD) has received delivery of their first Toyne pumper tanker. The new engine is replacing the department’s older apparatus that has served this crew for nearly 29 years. Designated as ‘Engine 9,’ the Toyne tailored apparatus is fully customized to fulfill the needs of Hampton Falls’ firefighters and their community for years to come. The HFFD serves 2,300 residents in Hampton Falls, New Hampshire. Operating out of a single fire station, the department’s 40 firefighters respond to over 300 fire and EMS calls each year. Wildfire awareness events They also assist surrounding communities when needed. Even though the size of the community they serve might be considered small to some, this group of firefighters has made an impact locally and nationally. In addition to responding to emergencies, the department is involved in many educational and donation programs in Hampton Falls. This includes hosting blood drives, wildfire awareness events with Smokey Bear, and participating in local library educational programs. In 2018, Fire Chief Jay Lord was named New Hampshire’s Emergency Manager of the Year for his two decades of volunteer work with New Hampshire’s Forest and Lands Wildland Fire Control. With that group, he has been part of firefighting efforts to stop wildfires across the United States. Lord and other volunteers have also assisted with cleanup efforts in Florida and Puerto Rico in the wake of Hurricane Maria. Latest technology and equipment Toyne has maximized every ounce of space on this rig, outfitting it with the latest technology “It was a privilege to work with the Hampton Falls Fire Department and build an apparatus for a team of firefighters that do so much for their community and the communities of others,” said Michael Schwabe, President of Toyne, Inc. “This Toyne Pumper Tanker will be ever-ready to serve alongside these firefighters when they take the call–wherever that may be.” HFFD’s pumper tanker is constructed with a bolted painted stainless steel body mounted to a Spartan Metro Star EMFD chassis. Powering this apparatus is a 450-horsepower Cummins ISL 9 engine and an Allison 3000 EVS transmission. Toyne has maximized every ounce of space on this rig, outfitting it with the latest technology and equipment. Different emergency situations The apparatus’ ladders and pike poles are stowed with a hydraulic rack. Hard suction hoses are kept in a rear slide-in storage area. The wheel well compartments are designed to hold eight SCBA bottles. A rear-mounted ladder allows Hampton Falls firefighters to have easy access to the hose bed. Additional customized storage options enable the apparatus to be set up for different emergency situations. Fire suppression is achieved through the pumper tanker’s enclosed side-mount Waterous CSU pump (capable of pumping 1,500 GPM) and a Task Force Tips XG-18 Extenda Gun monitor. An on-board UPF tank supplies up to 1,500 gallons of water. Engine 9 has multiple discharge and intake points throughout the front, rear, and sides of the apparatus. This pumper tanker was sold to HFFD by Eastern Fire Apparatus, which serves New Hampshire and other areas of New England.
Firefighting is a brotherhood that is surrounded by deep-rooted traditions and a calling to serve and protect others. To a majority in this brotherhood, their fellow firefighter is like family; some indeed are family. For Sioux Rapids Fire Department’s (SRFD) father-son firefighters, Fire Chief Scott Scheiber and Fire Captain Brady Scheiber, one of their traditions has come full circle as they visited Toyne, Inc. in Breda, Iowa to inspect the department’s latest Toyne Tanker. Physical vehicle inspections Fast forward twenty-five years later, Toyne once again had the privilege of working with the SRFD to build a custom tanker apparatus. While the Toyne facilities and apparatus technology have changed over time, physical vehicle inspections remain the standard. When it came time for the Sioux Rapids firefighters to oversee the build construction, two familiar faces arrived in Toyne’s showroom. Toyne once again had the privilege of working with the SRFD to build a custom tanker apparatus It was the father and son from all those years ago, a little older and a little wiser. Now, both are firefighters with the Sioux Rapids Fire Department. It was a humbling, welcomed sight for everyone. Reliving the moment together, Fire Chief Scheiber and Fire Captain Scheiber checked the handiwork; taking the opportunity to snap a picture together in front of the department’s new Toyne. Creating everlasting memories Hearkening back to past memories, and creating everlasting new ones, they once again climbed into an apparatus cab, started the engine, drove out of the showroom, and rode back to Sioux Rapids–together–in their new Toyne Tanker. Looking back on the experience, Fire Chief Scott Scheiber said, “I know that for me it was a little bit surreal, as Brady, the young boy, I remember him being so excited to get to come to Toyne to pick up the new pumper and then watch him grin from ear to ear telling him that he could ride home with the drivers. That is a memory that will never leave me.” Coming back together “For Brady and myself to be coming back together for a truck inspection and picking up the new tanker, after first picking up our first Toyne Pumper 25 years ago, it gave me a feeling of pride knowing that Brady is now a Captain on our Department and how far he has come since his first visit to Toyne as a six-year-old boy in 1995, who always wanted to be a fireman,” continued Scheiber. Coming back to Toyne together to do a truck inspection is a memory I’ll hang on to forever" Fire Captain Brady Scheiber added, “Coming back to Toyne together to do a truck inspection is a memory I’ll hang on to forever. The inspection was such an awesome experience to be a part of. It was a great feeling coming back. It brought back a lot of memories (from what I remember from 25 years ago)! I remember riding in the 95’ pumper all the way home. I thought that was pretty neat back then and still do today.” Increasing their firefighting capabilities “Having these two gentlemen back here, looking over the apparatus after two decades is truly moving to witness,” said Michael Schwabe, President of Toyne, Inc. “We build our apparatus to be dependable and trusted, and being able to be a part of making custom trucks that will serve multiple generations of firefighters is fantastic.” The SRFD has been serving the residents of Sioux Rapids, Iowa, as early as the 1920s. The department operates out of one station and has 23 volunteer firefighters on call. This latest Toyne Tanker will greatly increase their firefighting capabilities, as they respond to calls locally and throughout Buena Vista County.
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.” Four-Door chassis 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.
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 cover this region, Metro Fire has around 600 firefighters, 360 apparatus, and operates out of 41 stations. Each year they respond to tens of thousands of calls, taking over 80,000 calls in 2012 alone. The district’s new Toyne apparatus were designed to meet the needs of the growing communities. Quick fire suppression Each apparatus is equipped with a pair of Waterous CSPA 1000 and E511-C pumps Customized with identical specifications, Metro Fire’s pumper tankers are equipped with bolted/painted stainless steel bodies and are mounted to the Kenworth T800 two-door chassis. Power comes from a Paccar MX 13 engine (producing 510 peak horsepower) and an Allison 4500 EVS transmission. For quick fire suppression, each apparatus is equipped with a pair of Waterous CSPA 1000 and E511-C pumps that are controlled by a Fire Research Pump Boss pressure governor. To complement the pumps’ ability to quickly move water, a 2,000-gallon UPF storage tank was installed. An ICI SL Plus tank gauge monitors the tank. Strengthening response effectiveness Metro Fire’s trucks are fitted with additional equipment that will strengthen response effectiveness. Each apparatus has an Akron Apollo Hi Riser monitor, a set of Whelen PFS2 telescoping lights, and a Foam Pro 1600 Class A foam system. “Delivering two Toyne Pumper Tankers to the Sacramento Metropolitan Fire District is something we are very proud of,” said Michael Schwabe, President of Toyne, Inc. “Serving such a large fire district, the men and women of Metro Fire deserve apparatus that can handle any call, and that’s what we do at Toyne: build apparatus that are ready to take the call.” Sacramento Metro’s latest fire apparatus were sold to Metro Fire by Hi-Tech Emergency Vehicle Service, a Toyne dealer based out of Oakdale, California.
The Jackson Trail Volunteer Fire Department (JTVFD) has taken delivery of its first Toyne Pumper. The department’s new apparatus is a welcomed sight, as this pumper is replacing an older truck (Engine 91) within the fleet that has been in service since 1988. Taking over the title of Engine 91, the fully customized Toyne is built to meet the growing fire service needs of their community in Jackson County, Georgia. Established in 1978, the Jackson Trail Volunteer Fire Department has been serving the community of Jefferson, Georgia –24/7– for more than 40 years. The department consists of 28 highly trained firefighters. Rapid incident response Their territory encompasses 25 square miles; covering this significant area requires the JTVFD to operate out of two stations and maintain a fleet of six apparatus. Entirely dedicated to advancing their capabilities through rigorous training and the latest equipment, adding a new Toyne Pumper is the department’s latest step towards reaching their goals. Built on the Spartan Metro Star LFD platform, the pumper boasts the durability and power requirements for rapid incident response. Under the hood is a Cummins ISL9 engine, capable of producing 450 horsepower. Precisely applying that power is a rugged Allison 3000 EVS transmission. The body of Jackson Trail’s Toyne consists of durable bolted painted stainless steel. Remote engine throttling An Akron Hi Riser 3433 monitor was installed for more flexibility in fire suppression To accommodate swift water delivery, Toyne equipped JTVFD’s new rig with a 1,500-gallon-per-minute Waterous CSUC 20 pump and a fire research ThrottleXcel pressure governor with remote engine throttling capabilities. Water storage comes in the form of a 750-gallon UPF tank. For precise monitoring of water levels, an ICI SL Plus tank gauge was fitted to the pumper. Additional customizations were made to the department’s apparatus. An Akron Hi Riser 3433 monitor was installed for more flexibility in fire suppression. This Toyne Tailored Apparatus features telescoping fire tech FT-SL-30-FT-B lights, ensuring the scene will always be well lit. “With JTVFD’s uncompromising level of commitment to those they serve, we are proud to deliver an apparatus that is built to take the call and handle the task,” said Michael Schwabe, President of Toyne, Inc. “It has been a pleasure working with Fire Chief David Coholich and the selfless firefighters of this department.” This pumper was sold to JTVFD by Tactical Fire, a Toyne dealer based out of Winder, Georgia.
Firefighters from the Rochester Fire Department (RFD) in the southeastern New Hampshire city of Rochester (a.k.a. the Lilac City) have received delivery of their new Toyne Pumper. It is the third time Toyne, Inc., a fire apparatus manufacturer, has dispatched a fully customized apparatus to the RFD. With their new Toyne Tailored Apparatus, Rochester’s brave men and women will be able to better address the emergency needs of one of the state's largest communities. Response-Ready powertrain On a daily basis, around 60 members of the RFD respond to various emergencies throughout the city. They protect the lives and property of more than 30,000 people residing in an area that encompasses 45 square miles. To answer the call quickly and efficiently, the department operates a fleet of over 15 apparatus out of two stations. Their newest Toyne will be able to enhance their response capabilities in the city's urban centers and rolling hills. Rochester's pumper consists of a welded stainless steel body that is integrated into a Spartan Metro Star LFD chassis and also features a 10-inch raised roof cab. Under the hood is a response-ready powertrain that combines the might of a 450 horsepower Cummins ISL9 engine and an Allison 3000 EVS transmission. Enhanced firefighting capabilities Other enhanced firefighting capabilities come in the form of a Task Force Tips XFT-NJ monitor A 2,000 gallon-per-minute Waterous CSU pump and fire research pump boss pressure governor ensure that firefighters will be ready to suppress any blaze. Having a steady water supply isn't an issue either, with an onboard 1,000-gallon UPF tank and 8,000-watt Onan Hydraulic generator. Other enhanced firefighting capabilities come in the form of a Task Force Tips XFT-NJ monitor, with an 18-inch extension. The RFD can also effectively light up a scene with the pumper's array of Fire Research SPA260-Q15 telescoping lights. "We are proud to deliver this department's third Toyne apparatus," said Michael Schwabe, President of Toyne, Inc. "Being able to continue working with departments – like Rochester – is always a great opportunity to see how we can further tailor the next apparatus to meet their changing needs." This pumper was sold to the Rochester Fire Department by Eastern Fire Apparatus, a Toyne dealer based out of Milton, New Hampshire.
In Sonoma County, California, Geyserville Fire Protection District (GFPD) strengthened its emergency response capabilities after receiving delivery of a customized pumper from Toyne, Inc., a fire apparatus manufacturer. The latest addition to their fleet comes at a time when the threat of wildfires is an ever-present concern for the district. Earlier this fall, members of the GFPD were among the countless number of first responders that worked tirelessly to contain the Kincade Fire – the largest wildfire to ever occur in Sonoma County. Bolted stainless steel GFPD’s new pumper is mounted on a Spartan Metro Star SMFD chassis and features a 10-inch raised roof cab. Fitted with a 380-horsepower Cummins ISL 9 engine and an Allison 3000 EVS transmission, the apparatus has the power to meet the demands of Sonoma County’s diverse terrain. This Toyne is built with bolted stainless steel, ensuring a long life of service. Water is dispersed by a 1,250-gallon-per-minute Hale Qflo pump, CBP PTO pump, Fire Research Total Control pressure governor, and also includes an Akron Hi Riser monitor. Geyserville’s new apparatus is equipped with a 600-gallon UPF tank and an ICI SL Plus tank gauge. Additional features include a Foam Pro 2001 Class A foam system and Fire Research SPA530-Q28 telescoping lights, allowing GFPD to be prepared for any call. Other unincorporated communities We are very proud to deliver this pumper to the Geyserville Fire Protection District" “We are very proud to deliver this pumper to the Geyserville Fire Protection District,” said Michael Schwabe, president and CEO of Toyne, Inc. “With their unwavering dedication in responding to emergencies on a moment’s notice, they deserve to have equipment and apparatus that are up to the task. And their Toyne Pumper is destined to serve and take the call without hesitation too.” Formed in 1996, Geyserville Fire Protection District serves over 5,000 residents in Geyserville, Alexander Valley, Chalk Hill, Dry Creek Valley, and other unincorporated communities of northern Sonoma County, California. In total, the district covers more than 215 square miles of Wine Country. To protect the county’s largest fire district, GFPD utilizes three fire stations and a fleet of more than eight apparatus. The district is operated by two full-time and 31 volunteer firefighters. On average, crews respond to nearly 600 calls per year. High-Wind conditions On October 23, 2019, GFPD and other fire units responded to a call about a brush fire on John Kincade Road northeast of Geyserville. Due to high-wind conditions in the area, the fire grew rapidly over several days. Members of the fire district, along with hundreds of other responders, worked around the clock to battle the blaze and assist with evacuations in what is now called the Kincade Fire. After spreading through more than 77,000 acres, the wildfire was fully contained on the 6th of November. Driven to become better prepared for future wildfires, the delivery of their Toyne Pumper marks another step toward that goal. The pumper was sold to Geyserville by Hi-Tech Emergency Vehicle Service, Inc., a Toyne dealer based out of Oakdale, California.
Templeton Fire Department welcomed its first Toyne Pumper to their fleet of apparatus – located in Baldwinville, Massachusetts. This is also the department’s first new apparatus in over a decade. Their customized Toyne will be replacing a truck that has been in service since 1987. The pumper will increase the firefighting strength and capabilities of the department. Providing fire, rescue, and EMS services to the New England communities of Baldwinville and Templeton, the department serves over 7,000 people. With a total of 39 members, this combination fire department is comprised of both full-time and part-time personnel. Fire suppression capabilities Managing two stations, the firefighters respond to more than 1,000 calls per year. Many operational needs of the area went into the final design considerations for their Toyne tailored apparatus. The pumper is mounted on a Spartan Metro Star MFD chassis with a 10-inch raised roof cab. Capable of producing 380 horsepower, the apparatus is powered by a Cummins ISL9 engine and Allison 3000 EVS transmission. The body is built with bolted-painted stainless steel, designed with longevity in mind. Fitted with a Hale Qmax pump, water can be pumped out at 1,500 gallons per minute. A Fire Research Pump Boss pressure governor regulates the flow of water. Toyne equipped the apparatus with a 1,000-gallon UPF tank with an ICI SL Plus tank gauge. Further fire suppression capabilities were made with the addition of an Elkhart Kit 2 foam system. Great looking truck The flexibility of being able to customize things the way you want has been a great help" “The truck is absolutely beautiful,” said Fire Chief Dave Dickie. “It is everything that the company told us it would come out to be. All of the compartment space is going to be way more than we need. It’s a great looking truck.” “The fabrication of the Toyne equipment is phenomenal,” said Deputy Chief Richard Paine. “Everything looks well and fits well. The flexibility of being able to customize things the way you want has been a great help. This whole process is new for us, to be involved in speccing out a truck. The process was very pleasing. It went really well and we are happy with the product. We would definitely recommend it.” “It means a lot to us to provide the Templeton Fire Department with their first Toyne,” said Michael Schwabe, president and CEO of Toyne, Inc. “We are proud to work with them and fulfill the need of their department, keeping these brave men and women equipped to take the call on a moment’s notice.” This pumper was sold by C & S Speciality, a Toyne dealer based out of North Smithfield, Rhode Island.
In April, 2019, Toyne will gear up to showcase its latest fire apparatus and customization expertise at the 2019 Fire Department Instructors Conference (FDIC) in Indianapolis, Indiana. FDIC is the world’s largest firefighter expo and conference. The FDIC International 2019 event will be held in the Indiana Convention Center and Lucas Oil Stadium, from April 9 – April 13, 2019. Toyne's booth will feature a tailored Aerial and Pumper demo apparatus. Fully customized Aerial apparatus Taking center stage at Toyne’s booth, at the FDIC event, is a fully customized Aerial apparatus. The aerial is mounted on a 2019 Spartan Metro Star MFD Chassis with a 10” raised roof and has seating for six firefighters. The powertrain consists of a Cummins ISL9 450-horsepower engine and an Allison 3000 EVS transmission. Other customizations include a 75-foot rear mount LTC steel ladder with an Akron remote-controlled monitor. Water is stored in a 500-gallon UPF tank and can be pumped at 2,000 gallons per minute with its Hale Qmax pump. Pumper with 2019 Spartan Metro Star MFD chassis Attendees will also be able to get a closer look at Toyne’s Pumper demo unit Attendees will also be able to get a closer look at Toyne’s Pumper demo unit. This apparatus is designed around a 2019 Spartan Metro Star MFD chassis with a 10” raised roof. A 450-horsepower Cummins ISL9 engine and Allison 3000 EVS transmission power the apparatus. To store water, the pumper is outfitted with a 1,000-gallon UPF tank that features an ICI SL Plus tank gauge. Toyne integrated a Hale Qmax, 1,750 gallon-per-minute, top mount pump into the pumper’s design. FDIC International 2019 “FDIC gives us the opportunity to demonstrate our customization capabilities to the thousands of fire industry professionals that attend the annual event,” said Michael Schwabe, President of Toyne, Inc., adding “We are proud of the fact that fire departments across the nation trust in our apparatus to take the call, and we wanted to show that in our booth this year.” Visitors can find Toyne at booth #1839 in the Indiana Convention Center. The Toyne Aerial and Pumper demo apparatus are available for sale. Representatives will be present to answer questions and discuss the benefits of answering the call with a Toyne Tailored Apparatus. FDIC International draws in over 34,000 fire professionals from dozens of countries around the world. During the six-day conference, attendees participate in workshops, classes, and demonstrations. The event also represents one of the most comprehensive selections of products and services from the fire & rescue industry.
Elko County Fire Protection District in Elko County, Nevada recently received delivery of four Toyne Tailored Apparatus. Toyne delivered two Wildland, one Pumper Tanker, and one Rapid Attack apparatus in early February. With one of the largest counties in the nation, Elko County Fire Protection District has had to expand its fleet of fire trucks in order to tackle the growing threat of wildfires in northeastern Nevada. Wildland apparatus Two Toyne Wildland apparatus were built to identical specifications. Both trucks are mounted on a Freightliner M2 106 4x4 chassis. To help tackle rough terrain, the apparatus are powered by a Cummins ISL9 350 horsepower engine and an Allison 3,000 EVS transmission. Toyne equipped the apparatus with a 500-gallon UPF tank and a Hale MBP 750 PTO pump, capable of pumping 750 gallons per minute. These wildland apparatus are specially designed to take on rugged environments and give firefighters an edge when combating wildfires. Pumper Tanker Elko County’s Toyne Pumper Tanker is mounted on a Freightliner M2 106 2 door chassis Elko County’s Toyne Pumper Tanker is mounted on a Freightliner M2 106 2 door chassis. Powered by a Cummins ISL9 350 engine and an Allison 3000 EVS transmission, their pumper tanker is also able to effectively respond to difficult calls. The custom-painted body is constructed with stainless steel and bolted onto the chassis. Toyne fitted the apparatus with a 2,000-gallon UPF tank, ICI SL Plus tank gauge, and a Zico hydraulic 2,100-gallon portable tank rack. Water can be pumped at 750 gallons with its Hale MPB 750 PTO pump. Toyne Rapid Attack Skid Unit The district’s new Toyne Rapid Attack Skid Unit was built around a Dodge 5500 4x4 chassis, boasting a 173.4-inch wheelbase. A 304 stainless steel body was installed with customized storage space and Rom Roll-Up Doors. Code 3 LED lighting and Whelen tail light packages make the rapid attack especially visible when taking the call. Toyne also installed a 20 amp Kussmaul Super Auto-Eject for automatically disconnecting shorelines. Elko County Fire Protection District Established in 1956, the Elko County Fire Protection District serves the fourth-largest county in the lower 48 states. Elko County’s fire district consists of 16 volunteer fire departments, one 24-hour fire station, 21 volunteer fire department stations, and supporting administrative staff. In total, over 130 volunteer firefighters and 70 pieces of apparatus are needed to help serve the area. Last year, the district responded to the state’s largest recorded wildfire. Firefighters battled a blaze of more than 430,000 acres. Custom tailored apparatus “Delivering four custom tailored apparatus to Elko County is an exciting moment for us,” said Michael Schwabe, President, and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Toyne, Inc., adding “We are proud to provide apparatus that will transform the call response capabilities of an entire county and make communities safer.”
The Ankeny Fire Department added the power of two Iowa-built fire trucks from Toyne Fire Apparatus to its fleet. Toyne delivered the identical pumpers to Ankeny, Iowa’s department in late May, bolstering its response time and firefighting capabilities. Pumper Features Toyne designed Ankeny’s pumpers for strength and reliability, building both bolted stainless steel bodies on the sturdy frame of a Spartan Metro Star LFD chassis with a 10-inch raised roof. The apparatus is driven by Allison 3000 EVS transmissions and powered by the force of Cummins ISL9 450 horsepower engines. Equipped to handle the toughest of fires, these Toyne Pumpers also boast Hale Qmax 1,500 gallon-per-minute pumps supplied by UPF 500-gallon tanks. Ankeny’s new apparatus each includes an Akron Apollo Hi-Riser monitor and Whelen telescoping lights. Provides Public Safety The department, located in the rapidly growing Des Moines suburb Ankeny, serves a community of over 60,000 people in central Iowa. It is a combination of career and volunteer firefighters, and places a strong emphasis on its public safety education, educating hundreds of children and adults every year. Ankeny was named the fourth-fastest-growing city in the country by the U.S. Census Bureau this year, and its fire department, which was established in 1910, is set to open a third station in the fall of 2018. “As a proud Iowa-based company, we were honored to build apparatus for this expanding city and fire department,” said Michael Schwabe, president and CEO of Toyne, Inc. “These pumpers will add more firefighting strength to Ankeny, giving their brave firefighters important resources and tools.” The new apparatus will be used to equip the city’s new fire station, which is planned to open in north Ankeny in September.
Sumter, South Carolina is now home to three new Toyne Pumpers after receiving the identical trucks from the premier Iowa-based fire apparatus manufacturer. The pumpers will bolster the firefighting strength of the Sumter Fire Department, which serves approximately 628 square miles in central South Carolina. Pumper Characteristics Toyne built Sumter’s pumpers on Spartan Metro Star chassis with 10-inch raised roofs, powered by Cummins ISL9 380 horsepower engines. The apparatus is driven by 3000 Allison EVS transmissions and is equipped with top-of-the-line firefighting power. The Hale Qflo pumps are supplied by 1,000-gallon UPF tanks and are able to output water at up to 1,250 gallons per minute. The pumpers each include a Fire Research InControl 400 pressure governor, Elkhart Brass Stinger monitor with TFT XG-18, and an Elkhart foam system. Pumper-Handling “These three pumpers are built to handle any call, and will be a great addition to Sumter’s fleet,” said Michael Schwabe, president and CEO of Toyne, Inc. “We are honored that they trusted us to manufacture these apparatus, and we hope to work with them again in the future.” The Sumter Fire Department, led by Fire Chief Karl Ford, is a unique combination of a city and volunteer department. The five-city stations and over 100 career firefighters work with the 15 rural volunteer stations and their more than 200 volunteers to serve Sumter and the surrounding area. The city’s population is just above 40,000 people. In 2016, Sumter received an ISO 1 classification, recognizing it as one of the United States’ elite departments In 2016, Sumter received an ISO 1 classification, recognizing it as one of the United States’ elite departments. Only a few hundred out of more than 47,000 fire protection areas countrywide receive this distinction. Delivering Quality Pumpers Chief Ford said that through trade shows and talking with Nashville firefighters about their experience, the department determined that Toyne was the right choice for their new pumpers. “For the quality and craftsmanship of the trucks to turn out like this for the price we got them for was phenomenal,” said Ford. “We were very glad to deal with Toyne. They took us through the factory, showed us our apparatus, showed us how they were built…everybody here seems to know their job very well and they do a great job.” These pumpers were the Sumter Fire Department’s first Toyne apparatus and were sold by Phoenix Fire Apparatus, a Toyne dealer located in Sumter.
Great Bend, Kansas is home to a new pumper after the Great Bend Fire/EMS Department received the apparatus in mid-January, 2018. Built by premier fire apparatus manufacturer, Toyne, Inc., the pumper will assist in the firefighting efforts of the department, which serves 156 square miles of Baron County, in Kansas. Toyne pumper Toyne, Inc. built Great Bend's pumper on a Spartan Gladiator LFD 10-inch chassis Toyne, Inc. built Great Bend's pumper on a Spartan Gladiator LFD 10-inch chassis and is powered by a Cummins ISL 450 horsepower engine. A 3000 Allison EVS transmission drives the apparatus, which also contains a Cummins Onan 6000-amp hydraulic generator. The Toyne pumper also boasts high-level firefighting power, with a 750-gallon UPF tank, Waterous pump and Foam Pro 2001 Class A foam system. Additionally, the pumper is equipped with Fire Research telescoping lights. Great Bend Fire/EMS Department Great Bend is located in central Kansas along the Arkansas River and has a population of over 15,500 people. The Great Bend Fire/EMS Department, led by Fire Chief Luke McCormick, operates three fire stations, two staffed and one unstaffed, and serves approximately 20,000 people, in Great Bend and neighboring townships. “We are proud to have built this apparatus for Great Bend Fire/EMS,” said Michael Schwabe, President and CEO of Toyne, Inc., adding “Our team strives to produce quality, reliable equipment, and we know this pumper will be a welcome addition for the men and women serving their community in Great Bend.” Compatibility between the pumper engines The new apparatus is a sister engine to the Toyne pumper that the Great Bend Fire Department received in 2012. Captain Eric Yoder, a member of Great Bend's truck committee, said the identical features will increase the department's effectiveness and commended Toyne's customer service. “The compatibility between the two engines and the two stations is going to help our drivers and engineers a lot,” said Captain Eric Yoder, adding “Toyne puts out a great product, they're easy to work with, it's one-on-one — if you have any questions, they're more than happy to help.”