Heavy Duty Rescues


Tonawanda Fire Department

Tonawanda, New York

Model DFC1173R


Tonawanda is a city of approximately 75,000 adjoining Buffalo. The fire department researched a supplier for a highly maneuverable and agile rescue vehicle that was capable of transporting the vast amount of equipment anywhere in the city, both in the industrial and residential sectors. They settle on Hackney due to its drop/pinch frame for increased storage capacity within a minimal wheelbase requirement.

  • Hackney DFC1173R, 19.5-ft heavy rescue body with recessed roof storage compartments
  • Drop/Pinch frame technology for 40” floor to ceiling compartment depth
  • Spartan MetroStar MFD custom cab and chassis with 10” raised roof
  • 380 hp Cummins engine; Allison 3000EVS automatic 6-speed transmission
  • 18,000# front axle; 24,000# rear axle
  • Severe-duty front bumper extended 28” for rescue tool compartment
  • Six-man cab seating with Bostrom SecureAll SCBA retention
  • 11-compartment body with Hackney roll-up doors – 682 cu.ft of useable storage capacity (excluding roof compartments)
  • 25-kw PTO generator mounted inside the left front compartment to protect generator from salt spray
  • Floodlighting: Brow light on front of cab; FRC Optimum upper left and right body; (2) removable FRC Optimum tripods on left rear body
  • Whelen 90-Series LED 12-vdc OptiScene lights: (2) upper left and right side body; (2) upper rear
  • Cord Reels: (2) Hannay electric rewind with 200-ft 10/4 yellow cable
  • EMS cabinet above generator enclosure
  • Fold-down step platforms rated at 500 lbs. (3)
  • Airbag vertical storage slots
  • Commercial hand-tool cabinet with nine drawers
  • Pike pole storage tubes (4)
  • Slide-out toolboards for long tools and air struts (3)
  • Slide-out rack for SCBA’s and fire extinguishers
  • Storage tubes for fourteen (14) spare SCBA bottles
  • Roof storage compartments: left side 170” long; right side 140” long set back from ladder landing zone.
  • Speedi-Dry dispensing hopper in right rear wheelhouse skirt panel
  • V-MUX multiplexed electrical system integrated to Spartan V-MUX system
  • Message display center
  • LED marker and taillights with individual stop/tail; amber turn; white backup
  • Recessed LED compartment light strips
  • Whelen Upper and Lower Zone LED warning light package
  • Color backup camera


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