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On Monday, April 3rd, Chief Mansfield placed the new Rescue 18 in service, replacing it's 1993 International / Cayel Craft predecessor which faithfully served us for 23 years.
The new R18 is a 2015 Spartan/Rescue One demo apparatus, sold to the Croton-on-Hudson Fire Department by Hendrickson Fire-Rescue Equipment of Islandia, NY. The apparatus boasts some of the following features;
- 2015 Spartan MetroStar MFD 6-Man Aluminum Cab - 20' Walk-Around Aluminum Rescue Body - Cummins ISL9 450HP Motor - Allison 3000 5-Speed Transmission - Onan 30KW Hydraulic PTO Generator - Side-Mounted Stairwell for access to top-mounted storage compartments - Wil-Burt Night Scan Powerlite 4.5 Telescopic 6-Head LED Light Tower - Hurst JL-SE 5000 PSI On-Board Power Plant w/ 2 Hydraulic Hose Reels - Hurst JL500 Cutter, Hurst ML28 Spreader, Hurst T41 & T59 Rams - Hurst S700E2 Battery-Operated Cutter & SP555E2 Battery-Operated Spreader - Carefree 8 Foot Power Awning - FRC Spectra LED Scene Lights - Whelen Warning Lights & Siren - Warn 9,000 Lb. Portable Winch with Connecition Points on 4-sides of Apparatus - Federal Q Mechanical Siren (Re-purposed from former R18). - Six Scott Air-Pak X3 SCBAs w/ 6 Spare Cylinders - Paratech Rescue Strut System - FLIR K2 Thermal Imaging Camera - 28' Extension, 14' Roof, 8' Attic and Little Giant Ladders - 2 K12 Rescue Saws, 2 Chainsaws - Various Rope, Ice, Water & Technical Rescue Equipment - 200 Lb. Speedy Dry Hopper w/ dump chute and vacuum
The Officers and Members of Croton Fire Patrol No. 1 invite anyone interested to a "New Apparatus Celebration" on Saturday, May 6th from 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM at the Harmon Firehouse.
May the new Rescue 18 bring many years of reliable service to Croton Fire Patrol, Croton-on-Hudson Fire Department, Croton residents and any Mutual Aid we may be called to assist in the years to come!
The former R18, which faithfully served the CFD from 1993-2016.