Spring Valley Hook & Ladder (NY) Emergency Equipment Vehicle

Spring Valley Hook & Ladder (NY) recently took delivery of their emergency equipment vehicle. They chose a Ford F550 to build the vehicle on which includes a 6.8L V10 gas engine and a TorqShift 6-speed automatic transmission with overdrive. There is a curbside entry door with manual entry step and a rear entry door with a 30″ wide aluminum flip-down step affixed to the rear bumper. Heavy-duty fluted grab handles provide support at both points of entry when entering or exiting the vehicle.

Inside are multiple custom-fabricated, aluminum box pan shelves for equipment storage. A set of shelves is fixed over the generator compartment and another on top of cascade SCBA bottles. A custom securement system for the cascade SCBA bottles and a fill system have been installed as well. Cylinder restraint straps ensure the bottles stay in place during transport while a cylinder storage rack provides storage space for up to 32 bottles.

On the outside, a 15-kW generator is housed in a custom-fabricated compartment. Two rear satin anodized roll-up doors provide staff a way to access SCBA bottles when outside the vehicle as well. A surge suppressor protects the entire AC system and a shore power package provides Spring Valley the ability to plug in the vehicle for power if needed.  Emergency lights have been added to the exterior for visibility.

Vehicle Details

  • Ford F550 4×2 SD regular cab
  • 6.8L V10 gas engine
  • TorqShift 6-speed automatic transmission with overdrive
  • 30″ wide aluminum flip-down step on rear bumper
  • Aluminum box pan shelves
  • Exterior satin anodized roll-up doors
  • LED lighting strips
  • Aluminum weatherproof box for exterior connections
  • Cylinder restraint straps
  • Custom securement system for cascade SCBA bottles
  • 15-kW liquid-cooled diesel generator
  • Surge suppressor to protect entire AC system
  • Shore power package
  • SCBA fill system


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