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What's next??

Wed, Sep 18th, 2019, 12:18 pm

Upcoming attractions on the SFES schedule.  Palmyra Tower One is done!  Steelton Fire Truck 50 will be in the SFES shop, for LED Lighting and equipment mounting upgrades.  Annville's new Rescue is being built, and will be coming for some work!   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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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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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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Middletown,Pa 17057

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