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Fri, Jan 15th, 2021, 15:35 pm

Upcoming Attractions at SFES.........Alliance Fire & Rescue Truck 77 done and it's AWESOME!   Linglestown Truck 35 in next, followed by Ebenezer Fire Engine 9.   As always Fire Hooks Unlimited is keeping us busy making Stainless Steel Tool Mounting Brackets!   Feel free to contact us with your custom fabrication needs, we would be happy to come out and talk "FIRE"!!

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Alliance Fire & Rescue Truck 77


 

Fri, Jan 15th, 2021, 14:54 pm

Alliance Fire & Rescue called Specialized Fire Equipment Services (SFES) several months ahead of the delivery of their new Pierce Arrow XT Rearmount Aerial, to discuss equipment mounting options on the new Truck 77.  SFES explained to the committee on how equipment equipment mounting systems would be designed  with adjustability, and at the same time, maximizing compartment space.  SFES also outlined the "Non-Evasive" methods they would utilize to minimize the number of holes that had to be drilled into the rig, to mount the equipment!    Upon completion of this project, "Everything had a place, with no Wasted Space"!    The crew at SFES stayed in constant communication with Engineer Mark Taluba and Driver Joe Yahnke, during the project to make Truck 77 fit the needs of Alliance Fire .   Thanks to the Officers and Members of company 77 for choosing Specialized Fire to help make your rig "OLD SCHOOL"!

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Paxtonia Rescue Engine 34-1, This Rig is Loaded!


 

Sun, Jun 21st, 2020, 11:34 am

Paxtonia Fire has always been a great group of Firefighters to work with, and the latest project Engine 34-1 was no exception!  In fact, if one wants to speak of maximum compartment space utilization?  This rig "Takes the Cake"!   Numerous visits from the Station 34 crew as well as many text messages , with questions and pictures, helped the fabricators at Specialized Fire (SFES) to complete the equipment mounting on this Engine-Rescue, utilizing every square inch available.  SFES was included on the final inspection at Seagrave to check the rig from top to bottom.  Discussions started at the Factory on what the firefighters wanted to mount and where.  SFES then designed and built the equipment mounting systems as necessary with adjustability and performance as a priority! Thanks to the Kyle Ross, Apparatus Committee Chairman, and the Officers and Members of the Paxtonia Fire Company for choosing SFES!  A Job Well Done!

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New Berlin Engine 4-1 gets a remodel!!


 

Sun, Jun 21st, 2020, 11:12 am

Visited the New Berlin Volunteer Fire Department a few months ago to discuss compartment space management on Engine 4-1.  The main theme was to make Engine 4-1 an efficient Engine-Rescue.   Many scenarios were discussed, and as soon as a slot opened in the Specialized Fire (SFES) schedule, Engine 4-1 backed into the shop.  The three rear compartments were cleaned out, and the process of compartment space utilization commenced.  Interior compartment lighting was upgraded to LED which allowed the entire compartment to be illuminated versue a single incandescant light on the compartment ceiling.  Weekly visits from the Firefighters at NBFD, helped to SFES to utilize all compartment space to the maximum, while still keeping equipment prioritized and accessible!  Thanks to the New Berlin Fire Department for allowing SFES to perform the equipment mounting on your Engine!   We enjoyed the challenge!

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Annville Rescue 5


 

Mon, Feb 17th, 2020, 17:43 pm

Union Hose in Annville reached out to Specialized Fire Equipment Services (SFES) for assistance in purchasing an New Rescue Truck.  Chief Phil Snavely provided chassis and Rescue Body specifications for SFES to review.  SFES thoroughly read the specs and provided recommendations to the Fire Department to enhance the longevity and performance of the new Rescue.  SFES made the trip to Sutphen for chassis final inspection, and to Rescue 1 for Rescue Body final inspection.  During those trips to the manufacturers, in depth discussions took place in regard to equipment mounting organization, location, and methods to maximize compartment space.  Final inspections were completed and Rescue 5 arrived at the SFES shop, and work commenced.  Take a look at the end result!  Everything has a place, and room to grow!!  Thanks to the Officers and Members of Union Hose of Annville, for putting their trust in Specialized Fire!   Ask Chief Snavely!  he agrees with our official slogan,  "The Best Damn Equipment Mounting Around"!

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Palmyra Fire, Seagrave Aerialscope, Truck One


 

Tue, Sep 17th, 2019, 15:07 pm

For many years, the Citizens Fire Co. of Palmyra, hoped to one day have an Aerialscope!    In the year 2019, that hope was answered, and Tower 1 was delivered.  Tower 1 made its debut at PA Fire Expo in May, and eventually made its way to the Specialized Fire Shop (SFES) in Middletown.  Meetings were held prior to delivery with Travis Duncan and Ben Spencer, as to their vision in regard to equipment mounting location.    The SFES crew worked closely with the Fire Department throughout the process to make Tower 1, ready for "TRUCK WORK"!  More pictures will be posted once all the equipment is in place in the compartments.  Thanks to Palmyra Fire to bringing Tower 1 to SFES!  "Best Damn Equipment Mounting Around!"

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Elizabethville Engine 21, "Star of the Valley"


 

Sun, Jun 9th, 2019, 11:58 am

Reliance Hose, in Elizabethville, recently recieved their beautiful new Pierce Enforcer Engine.  Joe Werner and the committee discussed the many options, that every Fire Department ponders when equipment mounting is the topic.   The Committee agreed that they did not want to just start "drilling holes" in a brand new rig without a plan.  The crew at Specialized Fire Equipment Services Inc. (SFES) was called in for a consultation.   SFES met with the committee to discuss what options were possible?  The committee also stated that all work performed had to stay "within budget".  With that in mind, a list of equipment mounting priorities was developed, and SFES got started.   The list of priorites was completed, and SFES furnished the remainder of the hardware, for the members, to complete the remainder of the equipment mounting at the Station.   ALL WITHIN BUDGET!  Thanks to the Officers and Members of Dauphin county,  Company 21 for choosing SFES to help with getting Engine 21 ready for Service!   Fire Apparatus Quality Equipment Mounting on a budget????  Who even knew that was possible???  Give Specialized Fire a Call!  It's what we do!

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Middletown Squad 88, Fire and Water!


 

Sun, Jun 9th, 2019, 11:32 am

Middletown's new Ford F550/ Reading Squad has been in service for awhile.   While Squad 88's primary function is pulling the Fire Departments Boats to Water Rescue Incidents, it's also well equipped, to provide manpower at Fire/Rescue calls.   The Crew at Specialized Fire, (SFES) started by installing aluminum strut in all the compartments.  Equipment mounting was then attached to the strut, which makes any future equipment installation, or equipment location changes possible, without drilling more holes in the vehicle!   This method allows for maximum adjustability and versatily, when equipment mounting changes are needed, throughtout the life of the vehicle!  That's the way we do it at SFES! Thanks to the Officers and Members at station 88 for their patience!  Stay Tuned!  More equipment is coming for Squad 88 in the near future, and you can bet, SFES will find a way to make it "Fit and Function"!

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Duncannon Truck 2


 

Sat, May 11th, 2019, 13:48 pm

Old Aerialscopes Never Die, they just get a new Chassis!  Duncannon's Tower Ladder is "Bad to the Bone"!   Specialized Fire Equipment Services, was fortunate and privledged to say it was involved in with this project from start to finish!  From the initial specification review, to final inspection, to equipment mounting, the crew at SFES was proud to play a part.  Many thanks to Chief Byron Worner , the Officers, and the Firefighters at Station 2 for choosing SFES to help with this project. 

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Duncannon Engine 2, "Small but ALMIGHTY!


 

Wed, Jan 23rd, 2019, 7:12 am

Duncannon Fire Chief Byron Worner, called and said, " Hey! we are ordering a new Engine, can you review the spec?"  of course, we at Specialized Fire Equipment (SFES) said, "YES!", and so the story, of Duncannon's New KME Engine began.   From spec review, to final inspection, to equipment mounting, SFES was involved.  Equipment mounting was minimally evasive.  What's that mean?  We at SFES strive to not drill holes in your rig, as it applies to equipment mounting.  We use existing fasteners whenever possible, and will add aluminum strut to a compartment, if needed to give the compartment, maximum adjustability and adaptability!   We don't just try to quickly mount the equipment and get the job completed, we know that the Fire Departments, we work with, will have a rig for 10, 15, or 20 years!  So why not make equipment mounting that is able to be changed without drilling more holes?  Thanks to the crew at Perry Station 2 for allowing us to make your new Engine 2, truly Specialized and "Almighty"              If you would like to hear more about our methods?  Please contact us at 717-944-5999 or rich@specfire.com

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P.O. Box 521
Middletown,Pa 17057

Phone: 717-944-5999
Fax: 717-944-5890