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Stay Tuned for More Completed Rigs!

Sun, Jan 3rd, 2016, 22:01 pm

Website updates coming soon for jobs completed at SFES!

  Fire Store Demo Trailer,  Harrisburg Squad 8 (need pics),  Annville Truck 5 (need pics),  and in the shop now Harrisburg Ladder 2 TDA! 

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United Fire Rescue 33


 

Thu, Dec 3rd, 2015, 16:26 pm

United Fire contacted SFES upon ordering their new Pierce Rescue.  SFES met with the members of the committee, with the Factory Drawing of the New Rescue 33.   After discussion, and viewing of previous work performed at Specialized, the committee and Old Head Rich, went to the apparatus bay to view the Old Rescue 33.  Since the New Rescue 33, was smaller than the Old Rescue 33, everyone knew that it was going to be a bit of a challenge to maintain the same amount of equipment with less space.  At SFES, we said, "Game ON'!   The new Rescue 33 arrived and the work commenced.   Equipment was mounted as necessary, and zero space was wasted!   Mounting systems were fabrciated as necessary, and equipment was prioritized in each compartment.  Rescue 33 was placed in service, and on its very first entrapment call, Chief Rabine stated, all equipment was utilized and deployed with no issue!  This kind of performance starts with long hours of planning by the committee on how the "Rescue" should be designed and manufactured. Thanks to Chief Steve Rabine, Kevin Moul, and the officers and member of United Fire for their input, and for allowing SFES to be part of the project!  A job well done!

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Londonderry Tanker 54


 

Sat, Nov 7th, 2015, 6:37 am

Tanker 54 arrived at SFES after Final Inspection at KME.  Tim Nissley had a list of items that needed mounted and fabricated for the New Tanker.  One of the items on the list was to mount overhaul hooks on the rear of the cab.  The unique part of that request is that all the Stainless Steel Mounting Brackets that SFES made for the old Tanker 54 were reused!  Thanks to Bart Shellenhammer, Tim Nissley, and the officers and members of Station 54 for bringing Tanker 54 to Brown St. for custom fabrication.   SFES will continue to make durable Firefighting Equipment Mounting Systems,that are FIRE FIGHT READY!   Maybe we can use Mounting Brackets made for the KME, on the next tanker?? 

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PATTON FIRE makes the drive to Specialized FIRE!


 

 

Sat, Oct 3rd, 2015, 15:08 pm

A few members of the Patton Fire Department were in the Harrisburg Area, and stopped by Colonial Park Fire Co. to visit.  While looking over the rigs, one member asked, "where does your department get its equipment mounted?"   The member from CPFC stated, Specialized Fire!  The next week, Patton Fire contacted SFES, and scheduled a meeting.  The Old Head (bald) from Specialized, made the trip one weeknight and listened to the ideas the Officers and Firefighters had envisioned to reorganize the Spartan/Darley Rescue Engine.  A few months later the work schedule permitted and fabrication commenced!  The HRT Compartment was reconfigured, to accommodate three reels to allow the Rescue tools to be preconnected.  High Pressure Lifting bags were relocated to the hosebed.  Streetside compartments were reorganized to allow space to be better utilized.  In the jumpseat area,  all equipment chargers were mounted and wired.  Thanks to Fred Strittmatter and the Officers and Members of the Patton Fire Department for making the drive!  Also, thanks to Colonial Park Fire for the reference!

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Highspire Fire gets Compartment "Bump Out"


 

 

Fri, Sep 4th, 2015, 15:55 pm

Highspire Fire needed more space!  After some head scratching and discussion, Don Shenfeld's idea was a winner!  If the rear compartment at the tailboard was extended rearward,  then ample space should be provided for installation on AMKUS HRT Reels.  Shenny was right! So disassembly of the rear roll up door and hardware started!  SFES fabricated Aluminum Framework to support Treadplate for the "Bump Out".  The ceiling of the compartment was reinforced to support the weight of the HRT Reels to be installed.  Rewind Circuits were wired as necessary.  Slide Trays were fabricated to allow access to the HRT Tools and Power Unit.  LED interior lighting was installed, and the Roll Up Door Hardware was mounted to the new framework.  Looks like it came right from the manufacturer if you ask Me!   Thanks to Chief Seace, and the crew from the "Double Nickle" for making the short drive down Route 230 to SFES!

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Command Fire/Guthrie Oklahoma Fill Enclosure


 

 

Thu, Sep 3rd, 2015, 15:36 pm

Command Fire Equipment, contacted SFES to install an SCBA Fill Enclosure in an Air Truck being delivered to Guthrie, Oklahoma.  The components were gathered and installation started.  SFES reinforced the compartment floor to support the weight of the Fill Enclosure.  6000 PSI hose was then routed, clamped, and connected to the air supply cylinders.  

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New Cumberland Fire "Engine 10"


 

Tue, Apr 7th, 2015, 10:02 am

NCFD Chief Jim Benson contacted Specialized, and asked if a visit to the station could be arranged to discuss equipment mounting on the new Pierce Engine that was to be delivered?    Rich at SFES replied, the meeting was scheduled, and the rest is History!  The engine arrived at Specialized with all the equipment that needed mounted for "Engine Company Operations".    Rich and Bob, two old Fire Service Veterans at SFES, gathered the ideas from the Station 10 crew,  and started to assemble the puzzle and mount the equipment in an accessible manner.    The end result? No nonsense,  Firefighter Freindly, durable, Fire Apparatus Quality, equipment mounting!!  Thanks to the Officers and Members of the New Cumberland Fire Department for bringing "Engine 10" to the shop.  Nice Engine!!

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York Township Rescue 19 "Heavy Duty"


 

Tue, Apr 7th, 2015, 8:51 am

" Heavy Duty" is what comes to mind when one checks out Rescue 19!  Specialized Fire went to work to mount the equipment, utilizing the "no holes drilled through body" technique.  Equipment Storage systems are fabricated using the adjustable mounting track that is installed in each compartment.  While this technique is labor intensive, it provides maximum adjustability for compartment changes and additions, with out leaving ugly mounting holes from previous tool brackets.  Thanks to the Officer's and Firefighters from York Township Fire for choosing Specialized Fire for your custom equipment mounting.  Perhaps a quote from Rescue Commitee Contact Josh Stiffler says it best about the work performed at SFES!  "Awesome"

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HAZMAT 77


 

Tue, Apr 7th, 2015, 7:58 am

For years, the Dauphin County Hazardous Materials Response Team had adequate vehicles to carry the equipment needed to deal with HAZMAT incidents.  The Hazmat Crew remained diligent, to obtain a custom rig that would better suit the need.   A new Pierce Walk Around Rescue was obtained, and Chris Fisher and his crew, had one company on the list to customize the new ride, SPECIALIZED FIRE!   The Hazmat crew visited SFES and provided ideas and locations for equipment placement.  The Experienced Craftsmen at SFES then got to work and installed shelves, mounts, and compartments as necessary to fill the need!  Thanks to the Team at HAZMAT 77 for choosing SPECIALIZED FIRE EQUIPMENT SERVICES,  to outfit your rig! 

 

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Engine 456 "Pride of the Hill"


 

Wed, Aug 13th, 2014, 21:37 pm

Members of the Chamber Hill Fire Co. visited SFES one week night and started talking about what they would like on their new Pierce Arrow XT.  They crawled over new Engine 32 which at that time was having equipment mounted at Specialized.  Sometimes looking and actual rig, certainly helps to finalize the specfications, to produce an Engine which will fit the Fire Departments need. After leaving SFES the guys from "456" had a solid idea of what they wanted.  SFES participated in the " Final Inspection" at Appleton, and started custom mounting the equipment in Engine 456 upon arrival at the shop.  Thanks to the Swatara Township Commissioners , Chief Orth and the officers and members of the Chambers Hill Fire Company for choosing SFES for their equipment mounting.  Specialized Fire equals.........."Uniquely Custom"!! 

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