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Wednesday, February 13, 2013

New Brush Unit Delivered to Beltsville Fire/EMS Station 831

 MEDIA CONTACT: Mark E. Brady, Chief Spokesperson, 240-508-7930

Photos by Marc S. Bashoor, Fire Chief

The most recent addition to the fleet of new Fire/EMS apparatus was recently delivered.  BX31, a four-wheel drive Brush Unit was delivered to the Beltsville Fire/EMS Station 831 on Prince George’s Avenue.  Fire Chief Bashoor had the pleasure of reviewing the unit shortly after it was delivered and was pleased with the Departments new paint scheme on the multi-use vehicle and overall durability and functionality of the brush unit. 

BX831 is a 2012 Ford F350, gasoline powered engine that has a 150-gallon water tank with a Hale pump built on a "Defender" skid, manufactured and installed by Slagle's Fire Equipment.  BX831 is also equipped with a 7'6" snow plow and pole mount scene lighting system.

Firefighters will become familiar with the vehicles operation before being placed into service.

Two new Pierce Manufactured Ladder Trucks have arrived in the County.  These units will be assigned to the College Park and Allentown Road Fire/EMS Stations.

Five new Pierce Manufactured Engines (pumpers) have left the manufacturers plant in Wisconsin and are currently having equipment installed in Baltimore.  These engines will be delivered with the next 1 to 2 weeks.  They are being assigned to Chillum 844, Largo 846, Oxon Hill 842, Calverton 841 and Landover Hills 830.

Additional new Fire/EMS equipment scheduled for assignment and delivery include new incident command/Battalion Chief vehicles and new transport units (ambulance/medic unit).

Additional information about the Fire/EMS Department apparatus replacement program and fleet of new apparatus will be posted in the near future.