New Fire Gear – 2008

Drum roll please!!! What’s this?
The new fire truck #541. PHOTO BY:Jim Barkhouse
Commission Chair Tony Howlett and life member of CVFD,Dana Mader gaze proudly upon the new apparatus.
Stopping by on his way to another engagement,Commissioner Bill Zinck Sr. looks as spiffy as the new truck.
The firefighters give their newest acquisition the once-over before officially taking possession for the Village of Chester.
Gauges and controls.
The Chief and his men listen as the manufacturer’s rep reviews some of the features of the new truck.
Big wheels keep on rolling the 1500 gallons of water,the firefighters and their gear that this truck hauls.
This young chap is living every boys dream.
Some of the firefighters discuss the interior features of the new #541.
Many hands make light work as new fire hose is loaded on the new rig.—————Jan.12,Chester Fire Hall/Central St.It was a big day for The Village Of Chester and The Chester Volunteer Fire Department as they took delivery of their new truck.#541 is a Spartan with body by Metalfab.It is powered by a Cummins diesel engine with a Detroit Allison automatic transmission.It is a pumper/tanker with a 10 person maximum capacity to transport firefighters.Water capacity is 1500 gallons with a 1500 gal/min pump.There is a 40 gal foam system on board.It is equipped to have a computer on board.It has the latest safety features and more Scott air packs than their other trucks do.It also carries 3000 feet of 5 inch supply hose.It is a great addition to the Department’s equipment inventory.

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