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Mon, Sep 5th, 2016, 17:19 pm

More Pictures of Completed Rigs to come!  Harrisburg Squad 8 (need pics) , Annville Truck 5 (need pics)

Currently in the shop Camp Hill Pierce Arrow XT, Engine 14

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Hempfield Fire, Tower Ladder 69


 

Mon, Sep 5th, 2016, 9:31 am

Hempfield Fire's Sutphen SP100 came to SFES empty, and left SFES stuffed like the Thanksgiving Turkey!  SFES installed adjustable shelving and mounted equipment as necessary.  While that sounds normal, SFES utilized a modular system in which, shelving and equipment mount to the strut bolted in the compartment.   No Holes are drilled into the body which allows for equipment to be added or deleted as needed without leaving holes drilled in the body from equipment mounting brackets that were removed.  Thanks to the Officers, Members, and Apparatus Committee from Hempfield Fire, for allowing Specialized Fire, to make Tower Ladder 69, "Truck Company Operations Ready!"

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Swatara Engine 49, Supression Engine Defined


 

 

Sun, Sep 4th, 2016, 16:26 pm

Chief 91 Mike Ibberson, and Chief 49 Shane Steele,  visited SFES, and gave a general idea on how equipment was to be mounted on their New Pierce Arrow XT Pumper.  Since it was designed to be a "Supression Engine",  Mike and Shane, told the crew at SFES, " we trust you guys will use your experience to get it right!"     Many times, during a "work in progress meeting" by one of the chiefs,  discussions would occur on various topics from supply line layout, or attack line advancement.  While opinions may have varied, one would agree that Engine 49 is a versatile, user friendly Fire Engine!  Check it out! 

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South Lebanon Rescue 25


 

 

Sun, Sep 4th, 2016, 15:56 pm

SFES met with the Rescue 25 committee numerous times before the rig was completed.  These meetings helped to formulate a plan for equipment mounting on the new KME Twinscrew Walk in.  A few pickup truck loads of equipment were delivered to SFES, and work commenced on "Putting the Puzzle" together.   Compartment Space was maximized, and as work progressed, the crew from station 25 made numerous visits and discussed ideas with, Rich and Bob, the two "Old heads" on Brown St.  The end result ???? In my opinion???   Flat out, "Nailed It"!!!!   Thanks to the Officers, Committee, and Members, of South Lebanon Fire and Rescue for allowing SFES to complete, Rescue 25. 

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Harrisburg Bureau of Fire, Ladder 2, Pierce TDA


 

 

Sun, Sep 4th, 2016, 15:32 pm

Hbg Bureau of Fire, Chief Brian Enterline visited the shop one day, and had an interesting question, "How Deep is the shop?"   We answered, 60 feet!  Chief Enterline then exclaimed, "well then, we will order the new truck shorter than that, because we want Specialized Fire to mount the equipment.  Rich Seachrist travelled to Appleton, with HBF, to assist with the final inspection on the new " Bend in the middle" truck.  After final inspection, and delivery check in at Glick Fire, Ladder 2, came to Middletown.  Ladder 2 was " door to door" in the SFES shop, which caused a few extra steps for the SFES crew, as one could only get from one side to the other, at the front bumper!  Nonetheless,  the equipment was mounted, and Ladder 2 was all but complete until it left the shop.  Thanks, to the Harrisburg Bureau of Fire, for bringing Ladder 2, in for the "Specialized" Treatment. 

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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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