Raleigh Fire Department invests in four new Spartan custom pumpers

October 3, 2023
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Raleigh Fire Department, located in North Carolina’s capital and second-largest city, has recently upgraded its fleet with the purchase of four custom pumpers.

The purchase was made from Spartan Emergency Response, a key player in the fire apparatus manufacturing sector and a subsidiary of the REV Group, Inc.

Custom design to suit Raleigh’s needs

Specially designed to cater to the unique requirements of Raleigh’s response area, the pumpers are equipped with a 94” wide aluminum cab and body.

This design aims to enhance the safety of the crew during their operations.

Features enhancing safety and efficiency

The trucks come with various features:

  • Spartan Metro Star LFD with a 10” raised roof
  • RollTek & 4Front airbag protection
  • A water capacity of 500 gallons
  • Waterous CSU pump with a 1500 GPM capacity
  • Low hosebed for easy access
  • Sturdy structural steel front bumper
  • Efficient wheel well storage
  • Tailored shelving and tray configuration

Comments from Raleigh’s officials and Spartan representatives

Raleigh Assistant Chief James Poole expressed the department’s anticipation: “We are excited to partner with Spartan Emergency Response in providing our department with four new custom pumpers.

“These pumpers are being designed to meet the specific needs of our department as we serve the residents of our community.”

On the partnership, Chris Wade, Director of Sales at Spartan Emergency Response, shared: “Our employees and dealer are honored to be accepted by the Raleigh Fire Department in serving the next generation of emergency response.

“We look forward to delivering these highly customized firetrucks and supporting this fire department as they serve North Carolina’s capital city for years to come.”

FSJA Comment

Raleigh Fire Department’s recent investment in the four Spartan custom pumpers signifies the city’s commitment to bolstering its emergency response capabilities.

With the city experiencing rapid growth, it’s imperative that their fleet is equipped to handle increasing demands.

By choosing Spartan Emergency Response, known for their custom designs and focus on safety, the department ensures that they are adequately prepared to serve their community more effectively.

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