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What's next??

Sat, Nov 24th, 2018, 12:18 pm

Upcoming attractions on the SFES schedule.  Steelton Fire's Engine Rescue Done!   Maytown's new Engine in house nearing completion!  Duncannon Engine and Truck in next.  Various small projects in the shop currently............. Middletown, Squad 88 will be getting some adjustable shelving.  and as always, Fire Hooks Unlimited, is selling our Stainless Steel mounting brackets as fast as we make them! 

Want to discuss your equipment mounting needs with the Specialized crew?  Contact us and set up a meeting!  We would be glad to talk FIRE!

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Steelton Fire Engine/Rescue 50


 

Sat, Nov 24th, 2018, 12:06 pm

It's a short trip down route 230, from Steelton to Middletown.  The short trip, means the crew at SFES, gets to communicate with the Steelton Fire/Rescue crew often.  This communication helps the "Old Heads" at the shop to make the new Pierce Enforcer Engine/Rescue "Just Right"!    Chief Gene Vance made daily appearances!  Many days he would bring lunch for the SFES crew, or ate whatever Chef Rich threw together for that day!  I'm not sure who enjoyed the visits more?  Gene or Bob?  Specialized Fire is very appreciative, that is was chosen by Steelton Fire, to perform the custom equipment mounting, and compartment organization, on your new Rig!   Equipment mounting was achieved with minimally evasive techniques!  It's the only way we do it here at SFES!  Stop by or call, and we'll explain how we mount equipment with maximum adjustability in mind!  Don't be surprised if Chief Vance answers the phone, or greets you at the door!   He is the official receptionist!

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Finally Here!


 

Sun, Aug 26th, 2018, 9:09 am

Last Thursday our new Metal Shear arrived !   Goosebumps!  LOL

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Wiconisco Rescue 23, TIGHT and tidy!


 

Sun, Aug 26th, 2018, 8:29 am

In the Fall of 2017, SFES made a trip to Wiconisco Fire, to discuss equipment mounting only their recently ordered Pierce Enforcer, Engine/Rescue.  Various compartment layouts were discussed during that meeting, and Rescue 23 was put on the schedule.  Rescue 23 was dropped off at the shop, and the crew at Specialized, started to assemble "the pieces of the puzzle".   Weekly visits from Assistant Chief Matt Basti, provided input for equipment layout, allowing the fabricators at SFES to work their magic.  As the project evolved,  each compartment took on a "theme" relative to the equipment stored.  For example, there is an "extrication compartment". a "pnuematic compartment", a "saw compartment" etc.    The finished project, turned out great! and all done with the "specialized minimally evasive mounting system'!   Rescue 23's equipment has been installed with close tolerance, using compartment space to the maximum!  Thanks to the Officers and Members of Station 23, for allowing SFES to upfit your new rig!    "TIGHT" and ready!

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F.D.L.S. Pierce Tanker 59


 

Sun, May 6th, 2018, 11:50 am

Pumper/Tanker 59 arrived at Specialized Fire Shop, with Chief John Weikle, and the Lower Swatara Fire Apparatus Committee to discuss equipment mounting.  The Committee had a great plan on how, why, and where, they envisioned the Firefighting equipment was to be installed on the rig.  Now is was time for the Old Heads at Specialized to make it happen!!  As with all mounting projects completed at SFES, Tanker 59 was completed utilizing non-evasive methods.  What does that mean??  It means that Specialized, fabricates mounting solutions, which minimize the amount of holes drilled into your Apparatus!!  Why do we care about that???  During the next many years, that the Fire Department will own this apparatus, the equipment mounting needs may change.  When one removes the equipment, that was mounted at Specialized,  98% of the time, one will find, that the equipment mounting solution, done at SFES, was attached to fasteners installed at the apparatus manufacturer at the time of assembly.    Thanks to Chief Weikle and FDLS for allowing SFES to perform your firefighting equipment mounting.   No doubt Tanker 59 will serve you well for years to come!

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Swatara Tower 91, Big Truck, up on the "Hill"


 

Sun, May 6th, 2018, 11:23 am

Tower 91 arrived at the shop, with empty compartments,  just the way we like it, here at Specialized!  Chief Mike Ibberson, and Chief Brendan Orth,  provided their vision, on equipment mounting methods, and location, and the crew at SFES went to work!  As usually the case, as work on Tower 91 evolved, ideas and thoughts were rampant.  Discussions took place, in an effort to optimize equipment location, and compartment space utilization.   Take a look at some of the pictures attached, and see the result!   Thanks, to Chief Ibberson, and Swatara Fire and Rescue Services, for using SFES for the true customization of your Fire Apparatus! 

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Swatara Township, Ladder 91, "Versatile"


 

Mon, Feb 12th, 2018, 7:37 am

Thinking of one word to describe Swatara Township's New Pierce PUC Ascendant 107?  Let's say  "Versatile"!   Nicely equipped for Engine or Truck Company Operations.  Ladder 91 got the "Specialized" treatment, utilizing "non evasive" methods for equipment mounting!  Compartment space was efficiently used, making Ladder 91, ready for service!  Thanks to Chief Ibberson and the Officers, and Members, of Swatara Fire and Rescue, for utilizing SFES to make Ladder 91 what it is!  "VERSATILE"

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Paxtonia Truck 34, Seagrave Tractor Drawn Aerial


 

Fri, Oct 27th, 2017, 10:31 am

The sign on the Aerial Ladder reads, "Hook & Ladder 34".    The Paxtonia Fire Company motto, a Latin phrase,  printed on the compartment door, reads "Opera Non Verbus", which translates to "deeds not words".   Combine Hook & Ladder 34 with opera non verbus, and what do you get????  You get one amazing piece of Firefighting Apparatus, ready and equipped to perform the "Deed" of "Truck Operations"!!!    Truck 34 is, a straight  forward, no nonsense, Ladder Truck, with alot of ground ladders, alot of hooks, and a great layout to get the "deed" done!   

Chief Dustin Ross, called a year ahead, to make sure that Truck 34, had a spot on the Calendar at Specialized Fire (SFES).  Specialized Fire was involved in the Final Inspection at Seagrave, and then awaited delivery to Pennsylvania.  The Paxtonia Fire, Truck Committee, had an awesome plan, detailing equipment location.  Truck 34 and the equipment was delivered to the SFES shop, and work commenced.  The firefighting crew from "34" stopped weekly, to monitor progress and exchange ideas with the "old heads" at SFES.    The end result,is a sum of the premise, on which Truck 34 was destined to become,  " Hook and Ladder 34" !   

Thanks to the Paxtonia Fire Co and Truck Committee, for allowing SFES to provide equipment mounting for Truck 34!  Maximum adjustability, durability, and space utilization, will remain the priority at SFES!  and as Chief Ross exclaimed upon completion of the project, "the equipment mounting at SFES, stands the test of time"!   enough said! 

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Swatara Engine 91-5, Rutherford's Enforcer


 

Mon, Aug 14th, 2017, 7:25 am

Swatara Engine 91-5 arrived at the SFES shop with compartments "wide open".  With tablet in hand, the SFES crew listened to Chief Mike Ibbberson, and Chief Joe Canulli, describe their vision for equipment mounting, shelving, charger mounting etc., to be performed, on Rutherford Fire's new Pierce Enforcer.  Compartment space was filled as equipment arrived. Maximum "Adjustability" was the goal as equipment was organized and located accordingly.  Per the norm, at Specialized, mounting systems were attached to existing fasteners on the rig, to limit the amount of holes drilled!  What does that mean?  As new equipment is added, and/or relocated, there won't be holes left behind from the previous mounting location!  Thanks to Swatara Fire/Rescue for choosing SFES for your equipment mounting needs! We appreciate your Business!

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Chambersburg Tower 1, Pierce Midmount, comes in for the "Specialized" treatment!


 

Sun, Aug 13th, 2017, 12:44 pm

SFES fabricators made the trip to Chambersburg to meet with the Officers and Firefighters, involved with getting new Tower 1 in service.  After a walk around of the Tower, various mounting methods were discussed.  Tower 1 was delivered to SFES with an awesome detailed set of instructions, on where equipment was to be mounted, and which methods would work for the needs of the CFD.  Tower 1 was completed and is ready to provide Chambersburg with "Truck Company" Services for years to come!  Thanks to Chief Butch Leonard and Chief Dustin Ulrich for their help!

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