Airport Orders Pierce Pumper

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.[1]

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.

[1]  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.

 

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