Ferrara Fire Apparatus Inc., a subsidiary of REV Group® and a leading manufacturer of custom built, heavy-duty fire apparatus, has received an order for its 7,000th fire apparatus. The order was placed by the City of Salem, Massachusetts for the Salem Fire Department.
“For the last 30 years, we have dedicated ourselves to utilizing the latest technological methods and heavy-duty materials to construct the strongest custom-engineered fire apparatus in the industry,” shared Bert McCutcheon, vice president and general manager, Ferrara. “I congratulate our experienced team on reaching this important milestone and look forward to many more in the years to come. Together, we’ll continue to build the strongest fire trucks in the industry that help our customers and the communities they serve.”
This order is the third Ferrara pumper purchased by the City of Salem, Massachusetts in the last seven years. As one of the oldest cities in New England, the department needed a short, narrow city pumper to navigate streets that were historically used as cart paths.
“The combined experience of Ferrara and its dealer, Bulldog Fire Apparatus, have played an instrumental role in helping us design a custom pumper that meets the needs of our infrastructure,” said Alan Dionne, Chief of Department, Salem Fire Department. “We are thrilled to put this truck into service and look forward to the expanded capabilities it will add to our fleet.”
The order is for a Ferrara Igniter® XD XMFD cab with an 8″ raised roof, and will feature:
- 450-hp Cummins® L9 engine
- 1500 gallon per minute Hale® QMAX pumper
- Short 29′ overall length
- Recessed handrails on cab
- Ladders on right side
- Aluminum hose bed cover
- 175″ wheelbase
- 500-gallon water tank
- F-Shield coated frame rails
- Frame rail style front bumper
- Ferrara heavy-duty cab construction
- Ferrara extruded aluminum heavy-duty body
- Ferrara point-to-point 12V DC electrical system
- Whelen® warning lights
The Ferrara Igniter XD will be ideally suited for navigating the congested streets of Salem and serve the city’s continuing needs.