2010 HME/EVI Heavy Rescue, Light Tower, Cascade System, 3 Hurst Tools hooked up and ready to go. 25KW Generator
APPARATUS HISTORY: (Pumpers & Tankers)
In 1920 Rush Truck #1 was a Ford model “T” Chemical type apparatus. It had two 40 gal. tanks that worked like soda/acid fire extinguishers.
Rush Truck #2 was a Model “A” Ford with a 300 GPM pump & 200 gal. of water.
Truck #3 was built by Rush members from a wrecked 1931 Ford coal truck donated by Rush Oil Co. A 400 GPM front mounted pump and water tank was installed by RFD members.
In 1947 a Federal – Buffalo 500 GPM pumper with 400 gal. of water was put in service. We still have that truck today and use it in parades and antique musters.
In 1953 a GMC “Young” high-pressure (1,000 PSI van-pelt pump) pumper/tanker (1,000 gal. of water) was bought. Rush members installed a 500 GPM front mounted pump for drafting and moving more water.
1964 GMC 4×4 pickup was built by RFD members to be a grass fire truck and was used until 2004. It was also used to pull the 14′ rescue boat and ATV. This unit was sold by sealed bid to James Princehorn a Rush Firefighter. Cost $5,000
1964 Ford C-950 Cab-over “American Fire Apparatus” pumper was put in service. It was used it till 1995 and then sold to a department in Missouri.
1969 Ford C-950 Cab- over “American Fire Apparatus” pumper was then added to the fleet. This truck was replaced in 1992 and sold to Arkport FD.
In 1976 a Ford C-8000 “Sutphen” Pumper/tanker was purchased. This had a 750 GPM single stage “Hale” pump with 1000 gal. of water. It was our first diesel automatic unit. It was Lime-Yellow in color when delivered but painted red in 1988 when it was rebuilt by RD Murray in Buffalo. this pumper was purchased from the Rush Fire District by the Rush Fire Department and donated to the Birdsall FD in Allegany Co. in October of 2004.
1992 a custom “Pierce-Dash” pumper/tanker was purchased to replace the 1969 Ford. This had a 1250 GPM “waterous” single stage pump with 1000 gal. of water. this unit also carries the portable pond. 110V inverter, 1,000 ft. 5″ hose.
In 1995 a Freightliner-Pierce foam pumper was placed in service to replace the 1964 Ford. It has a 1250 GPM single stage “waterous” pump with 750 Gal. of water in a poly-type tank. It has a 250 GPM foam system for both class A & B foam with 25 gal. foam tanks for each. Cost $ 165,000. This unit was sold to Gainsville FD in January of 2013.
For 20 years we operate a 1967 International (Ward-LaFrance) mini-pumper (750 GPM with 400 gal. of water) which is owned by the State of New York and housed at West Rush. It was returned to NYS in 2008 due to it becoming hard to maintain.
In March 2004 we took delivery of a 2004 HME-Smeal foam pumper/tanker, 1500 GPM (Waterous single stage pump), 1000 gal. of water (poly-tank) 1000 GPM “Hale” foam system w/ 40 gal. foam tank. Hydo-ladder rack, roll up doors and a 10KW built in generator. It is equipped with two sets of ground ladders and auto extrication equipment. 1,200 ft. 5″ hose. Cost $430,000
In September of 2004 we put in service a 2004 Ford F-350 4×4 Brush/Utility (Custom Built by RFD Members) 150 gal. water w/ Class A foam – 2500 watt inverter, 2 – 500 Watt Tele-lights front/rear mounted winch, slide out equipment tray. (Used to tow 14′ rescue boat and ATV on a trailer) Cost $ 35,000
April 2014 – 2014 Spartan Metro-Star/ Four Guys 6 man cab Quick Attack pumper. 470 HP motor, 5 speed automatic transmission, ABS brakes, Rollover prevention computer, Locking rear axle, 750 Gal. water tank, 40 gal. foam tank, 1500 GPM pump, Hale foam system, 2 sets of ladders, 1500 feet 5″ hose, 600 ft. 3″ hose, 250 ft. 2.5 inch hose hooked to a blitz fire nozzle. 2 reels to store attack lines and 2 1 3/4 attack lines. 12 volt LED 20,000 Lumen flood lights, roll up doors, TV monitor for right side and rear of truck with screens at pump panel and in cab. 5,000 Watt portable Generator. Cost $426,000