The new Rescue 18 Goes Into Service
By Deputy Chief John Munson
April 3, 2017

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!

Units: Rescue 18
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The former R18, which faithfully served the CFD from 1993-2016.
The former R18, which faithfully served the CFD from 1993-2016.

Harrison April 10, 2017 at 8:48 AM
Good luck! What will happen with the old Rescue 18?

Croton Fire Department April 16, 2017 at 11:29 PM
Thank you! We are told the Village of Croton will be selling it.