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What's next??

Wed, Jan 23rd, 2019, 12:18 pm

Upcoming attractions on the SFES schedule.   Maytown's new Engine completed!  Duncannon Engine, completed!  Stay tuned for Engine 2 pics!  Duncannon's BADASS Tower Ladder 2 in shop now!  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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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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Maytown Engine 7-9-1 " The Pride of East High Street"


 

Sat, Jan 19th, 2019, 11:06 am

In the fourth quarter of 2017, the Engine Committee of the Maytown East Donegal Fire Department, scheduled a meeting to discuss equipment mounting on their recently ordered Seagrave Engine.

After a long conversation, and review of many pictures of previous SFES work,  a plan was in place, for equipment mounting, on the New Engine 7-9-1.   SFES assisted in the Final Inspection, at the manufacturer in Clintonville Wisconsin, and shortly thereafter, the Marauder was in the SFES shop on Brown St.    Weekly visits by the Fire Department Committee Members, and Line Officers, helped the SFES crew complete the rig, and make it Fire Fight Ready!  Thanks to Chief Grube, Mechanic Chris Baer, and all the Firefighters involved, with trusting Specialized Fire,  to help make the New Engine 7-9-1, " The Pride of East High St"  ! 

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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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