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Ringing Hill Firefighters Order New Apparatus

DUE TO ARRIVE THIS TIME NEXT YEAR – New firefighting apparatus (shown in sketches at top and below), in the form of a “100-foot Cobra Mid-Mount tower” ladder truck, has been ordered by Lower Pottsgrove’s Ringing Hill Fire Company and will be assembled during the next 12 months, township Fire Marshal Lew Babel announced during last week’s Board of Commissioners’ meeting. The vehicle, custom-built to the fire company’s specifications, “will help improve firefighting services in the township,” Babel said. The placement of its ladder tower gives Ringing Hill volunteers greater flexibility in reaching building heights from most parked locations, he said. Horrocks Fire and Rescue Apparatus of Collegeville PA reported the tower will be built on a Rosenbauer-brand chassis with an extruded aluminum body, and feature a slide-out rear hose tray, front bumper booster reel, a 1,500-galls-per-minute pump, and 10-kilowatt hydraulic generator. It should be delivered in October 2018.

Related to the Lower Pottsgrove Board of Commissioners’ Oct. 2 meeting):

Graphic from Horrocks Fire and Rescue Apparatus via Facebook

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