Friday, October 7, 2011
Vigilant Hose Company's New Tanker 52 Has Arrived...
I did get to make my weekly trip to Shippensburg yesterday and found that allot of block has been put up at the Shippensburg Emergency Services Building, my stop at WEFR yielded a few photographs also as I found the engine room to be painted and most of the brick work up along with other items completed. Both of those will be another post. The best surprise was finding the Vigilant's new Tanker setting on the apron while the radios were being installed.
Now I do not know much about the rig but I will pass along what I know and have found on the Internet. The rig is a 2011 International Work Star chassis with the body built by 4-guys. The rig carries 3,000 gallons of water and has a 1,250 gpm Hale pump and (3) 10" dump valves. The unit had been on order and arrived in Shippensburg on Friday September 30, 2011. The company has already begun training on the vehicle. As for the old Tanker I was told that it was removed from service and that it was also sold and possibly ending up in Lancaster County. I have not been given anything concrete though.