Oskaloosa Fire Department Unveils Its New Fire Engine

On Friday, April 15, the Oskaloosa Fire Department unveiled its new fire engine. It is a 2016 Rosenbauer Pumper Tanker.

The engine was purchased in order to replace a 1986 Smeal pumper which has been put in use by the department for 30 years. The intent of design for the new truck is to provide the most versatile city and rural truck possible for the most value, with the final cost of the engine being $281,000.

OFD believes this has been accomplished by doubling water capacity compared to the old engine, from 1,000 gallons to 2,000 gallons, as well as incorporating some other key features that will allow Oskaloosa Fire to use this engine as a first out apparatus for all types of calls.

The engine will be available for response as soon as OFD can outfit it with the appropriate tools, supplies, and equipment necessary.

Features of the 2016 Rosenbauer Pumper Tanker:

  • Freightliner Chassis
  • 1,250 gallon per minute waterous pump
  • 2,000 gallon water tank
  • 6,000 watt hydraulic generator
  • 2,000 gallon drop down portable water tank
  • Rear swivel dump chute
  • Meets or exceeds NFPA 1901 for Type 1 Engine
  • Front bumper pre-connect for car, brush, and dumpster type fires
  • Five 2 ½ inch discharges
  • 2 top load pre-connect lines
  • Pump and roll feature

The old 1986 Smeal will continue to be of service to the city. It is going to be utilized by the Public Works Department.

For photos of the new fire engine, you can head to our Facebook page, KBOE 104.9 FM.

Story provided by George Henry


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