News from Raleigh-Durham International Airport. They’ve ordered a Freightliner/Pierce pumper to replace CFR 1, a 2005 Ford F-550/4 Guys mini-pumper, 500/250/20. And it’s the first full-size pumper in the airport’s history.
Specs for the unit are:
- Pierce Responder Pumper
- Freightliner Chassis, two-person cab
- Similar look to DFW Airport FD EZ-29
- 1250 GPM pump
- 750 gallon water tank
- 45 gallon foam tank
- 500 GPM bumper turret
- Considered ARFF response vehicle, meets FAA index response requirements.
- Though doesn’t into the parking garage(s), is capable of supporting structural fire suppression systems.
- Approved for purchase in July 2018, tentative delivery is fourth quarter 2019.
 Since 1991, the airport’s used mini-pumpers to supplement their crash trucks. And, before that, skid-mount dry-chemical systems on smaller trucks. Dive into some history.
Board Minutes – July 29, 2018
From the minutes of the Raleigh-Durham International Airport Authority:
Consideration of the Purchase of a Pierce Freightliner Responder Pumper Truck
Upon a motion by Teer and second by Zucchino, the Committee recommends the purchase of one new Pierce Freightliner Responder Pumper truck for $339,429, utilizing cooperative purchasing and authorization for the President and CEO to execute any documents necessary for the purchase.
Presented by Duane Legan, Vice President Airport Operations – Staff requests approval to procure a Pierce Freightliner Responder Pumper truck to replace the current CFR-1 vehicle. Staff requests approval to make the purchase through the Houston-Galveston Area Council (H-GAC) cooperative purchasing program, which provides competitive pricing for fire service response vehicles and is utilized as a preferred procurement mode for the majority of state and local fire departments in North Carolina. While this truck purchase is in the FY 18/19 capital budget, the final pricing for the vehicle is $339,429, which is an overall overage of $4,429 from the budgeted amount; however, funds are available to cover this $4,429 shortfall due to savings on other budgeted vehicles and equipment. Staff requests approval to purchase one new Pierce Freightliner Responder Pumper truck for $339,429, utilizing cooperative purchasing and authorization for the President and CEO to execute any documents necessary for the purchase.