Kinston, NC – North Lenoir Fire & Rescue signed a contract Monday for a Pierce Enforcer Heavy Duty Rescue. The truck, purchased from Atlantic Emergency Solutions, will feature a Detroit DD13 Engine with 525 horsepower, TAK-4 Suspension, 30kW generator, 20.5’ body, cascade system with fill station, a quad hydraulic rescue tool system, LED light tower, tripod lighting, air reels, electric reels, oil dry storage and much more.
“The new rig will replace an aging E-One Rescue that has been in service since 1994 and provide adequate storage to carry all of the equipment required to certify as a Heavy Rescue Provider by the NC Association of Rescue and EMS,” said Brian Wade, North Lenoir Fire & Rescue Chief. He added, “Heavy Rescue designation is the highest certification among rescue agencies and has been a long term goal of our department as we continually strive to improve the level of service we provide for our community.”
North Lenoir Fire & Rescue personnel recently visited the Pierce Manufacturing plant in Appleton, Wisconsin to work with engineers on truck design and equipment layout. The new rescue truck has an estimated delivery date of December 2016 and it is projected to remain in service for 20-25 years.