The new Fast Response units are on the Ford F-450 cabs built by James K. The driver's side contains wild land equipment, some forcible entry tools, and the Holmatro combi tool.
About this creation
The rig is equipped with a 300 gpm bumper-mounted monitor to assist with brush fires. With the acquisition of Blue Hills and Sequoia, the city now has multiple hilly areas where brush fires could be a potential problem.
Rear of the apparatus shows the pump and the small hosebed.
Officer's side of the apparatus stores the ALS equipment and supplies and other suppression tools.
The rig may be small, but it could sure make some noise with the Federal Signal Q2B siren, Motorola Spectra siren, and the Grover air horns!
The top of the apparatus shows the hosebed cover as well as a hose reel to deal with the brush fires and the large 2000 gpm Stang monitor.
Fast Response 5 and 8 are twin 2017 Ford F-450 Type VI quick response vehicles. Designed to assist with the increasing EMS calls and deal with brush fires, these new rigs will supplement the frontline rigs of the department. Staffed by 2 firefighter/paramedics, the Fast Response vehicles are certified ALS non-transport vehicles. Suppression capabilities include a bumper-mounted monitor that allows firefighters to attack a fire from the cab, spray nozzles underneath the rig that spray around the apparatus to protect it from embers, a hose reel to deal with nuisance fires, and the ability to flow foam out of multiple lines. There is also a large 2000 gpm monitor mounted on top of the rig to assist with deckgun operations. Its tiny footprint allows the rig to get where larger rigs cannot go and hit the fire with a significant amount of water. In addition, the rig carries a Holmatro Combi tool for rapid intervention, and a variety of wildland tools.
2017 4x4 Ford F-450 cab/KME bodywork
500 gpm pump
300 gal water
20 gal Class A foam
5 gal Class B foam
Certified ALS non-transport vehicle
500 gpm TFT bumper mounted nozzle
Three spray nozzles located underneath the rig
2000 gpm Stang monitor
Holmatro Combi tool
Wild land tools
James K. for the incredible Ford F-450 cab
KME Fire Apparatus
LAFD Fast Response 201