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What's next??

Sun, May 6th, 2018, 12:18 pm

Upcoming attractions on the SFES schedule.  Wiconisco Rescue Engine 23 is coming!  Various small projects in the shop currently.............Boat 54 is getting its transom repaired and strengthened.   Hershey Fire's new Chief's Ride coming in,  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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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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Harrisburg Bureau of Fire, Wagon 4


 

Thu, May 4th, 2017, 7:32 am

Wagon 4 backed in the shop, and the craftsmen at Specialized (SFES), got to work.  Chief Mike Sauder, provided his vision, on where he wanted equipment located, and the SFES crew, started the process.  As work progressed, if a better equipment mounting solution was possible, is was discussed and a final method was determined.  SFES strived to mount equipment, utilizing the vertical strut that was installed at the manufacturer, to minimize drilling holes throughout the Fire Body and cab.  This method takes a little more time, but leaves the Fire Department,with the versatility to be able to make future equipment mounting changes, without having drilled holes, left over when an equipment mounting bracket is relocated.  Wagon 4 is ready for the street!   Thanks to Chief Brian Enterline, and Deputy Chief Mike Sauder!  Always great to work with you and your Department!

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Lower Swatara Fire, RESCUE 59


 

Wed, Mar 29th, 2017, 7:10 am

The Station 59 crew called one day in 2016, and asked if Specialized Fire, (SFES) could schedule an evening to look at RESCUE 59.   FDLS, had recently purchased additional Rescue Equipment, and needed to get it mounted.  Problem was? Where to mount it?  After some discussion, and some work with a tape measure, a plan was derived to move some equipment in various compartments to make space available.  A vertical slide out tray was fabricated and installed.  Little Giant Ladders, found a new home.  Two existing slide tool boards were removed.  Existing Hand Tools and equipment were mounted, so the equipment could be easily removed for use.  Simple Ergonomics were applied to keep the "Heavy Equipment" low in the compartment, and the "Lighter Equipment", higher in the compartment.  Thanks to Chief Weikle, Asst. Chief Danny Phillips,  Captain Sean Taylor,and the rest of the FDLS crew for allowing SFES to get Rescue 59, into the shop. Your vision, sure helped us put the "Specialized" touch on Rescue 59!!!!

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Tanker 36 visits the "Shop" for some modifications


 

Sat, Feb 25th, 2017, 15:23 pm

Isn't it frustrating when certain firefighting equipment doesn't fit in the perfect spot, by a fraction of an inch?  A visit was scheduled to Yoe Fire, Station 36, to determine whether enough room could be gained, if some modifications were made, in the Dunnage Area, for said equipment.      Yoe Chauffer, Kevin Gibney, knew where equipment was to go, it just didn't fit!  An opening finally occured at the busy SFES "Shop", and Tanker 36 backed in.  After some disassembly, the factory installed electric reel cover was modified, and tool storage for long handled tools was added to the front of the hose bed.  All equipment mounting was done utilizing existing fasteners, installed at the manufacturer, which means no extra holes were drilled into the body!   Take a look at Tanker 36!  It's hard to tell any modifications even took place!  Thanks to the Yoe Fire Company for their patience, and for allowing SFES to work on Tanker 36.  It is one beautiful and functional Rig!

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