Heavy Duty Rescues


Cove Creek Fire Department

Vilas, North Carolina


Cove Creek serves a vast area of the northern Smokey Mountains west of Boone and the many area resorts.

  • Hackney DF0973R, 19.25-ft heavy rescue body with recessed roof storage compartments
  • Drop/Pinch frame technology for 40” floor to ceiling compartment depth providing 670 cu.ft storage space in lower compartments (calculated using door opening/pass-thru dimensions only) plus two (2) roof storage compartments.
  • Kenworth T370 cab/chassis
  • 14,600# front axle and 23,000# rear axle
  • Paccar PX-9 Cummins ISL9, 380 hp engine with Allison 3000EVS 6-speed automatic
  • Vertical exhaust with chromed stack
  • Alcoa aluminum alloy wheels with LVL finish and Bridgestone front and rear tires
  • Air cushion driver and officer seats
  • Heated and motorized mirrors
  • Electronic fluid level display integrated into LCD screen.
  • Kussmaul 20-amp auto-eject shorepower with 45-amp battery conditioner
  • Kussmaul air brake auxiliary pump connected to shorepower
  • Tire pressure monitors
  • Stainless steel fire-service bumper extended 18”
  • 12,000# Warn electric winch in bumper
  • 9,000# Warn portable winch with left and right side and rear 10,000# winch receivers
  • Stainless steel rope tie-off plates on each side and rear of roof for Paratech Mono Pod
  • Fold-down step platforms under all tall side compartments rated at 600# to facilitate easy access to equipment in upper reach of compartments
  • Integrated toolchest with five (5) drawers
  • Airbag storage slots for Paratech 8-lift bag set
  • Transverse compartment in top of wheelhouse compartment with four (4) individual tunnels for storage of a stokes basket stretcher, two (2) long backboards; folding ladder
  • Ladder tunnel in upper rear compartment for storage of 14-ft roof and 24-ft two-section ladder and six (6) pike poles
  • Slide-out rack capable of accommodating up to eight (8) complete SCBA’s in backup and go donning configuration
  • Two (2) slide-out toolboards
  • Slide-out tray rated at 1000# 37”W x 20”H x 36”D for vertical storage of cribbing
  • Isolated and vented rope locker
  • Slide-out Speedi-Dri dispensing hopper in right rear wheelskirt panel
  • Total of nine (9) spare SCBA bottle storage tubes in wheelskirt panels
  • Multiplexed electrical system with textual and graphical warning display on LCD screen located on cab console
  • Message display showing cab and compartment doors open; light tower not stowed; winch door not secured; absorbent hopper not secured; and SCBA bottle storage doors not secured
  • LED traffic advisor bar on upper rear body
  • Whelen 90-series Opti-Scene lights: two (2) each upper left and right side body; two (2) upper rear body
  • LED compartment light strips recessed into side walls of all compartments
  • Whelen LED warning light package
  • Federal Q2B siren
  • Whelen 295SLSA1 electronic siren with Federal BP200-Q 200-watt speaker
  • 35,000-watt PTO generator installed inside left front compartment
  • 30-amp automatic transfer relay providing power to dedicated outlets from either the generator or shorepower
  • Hannay cord reels (2) with 200-ft 10/4 yellow cable and Akron four-outlet junction boxes
  • Tripod flood lights on left rear body (2)
  • FRC Spectra LED flood lights on upper left and right body (total of 4)
  • Command Light with (6) FRC Optimum 900-watt floods, backlight feature and wireless remote control
  • 7.9cfm electric air compressor connected to Hannay utility air hose reel with 150-ft hose
  • Hydraulic hose reels (2) in upper rear compartment with slide-out hose roller guide
  • Amkus 240VAC hydraulic Simo pump


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