BAY LEAF FIRE DEPARTMENT
Air & Light Service Support Vehicle
The Bay Leaf Fire Department serves a high density population on the north side of the Raleigh metroplex and works a mutual-aid partner with many of the other Wake County Fire Departments. Chief Ron Roof and his staff recognized the need for on-scene SCBA refill capabilities and chose Hackney to custom design a vehicle that would also augment night operations by providing fixed, portable and telescoping light tower functions and other service vehicle functions such as rehab.
The 15-ft body features Hackney’s drop/pinch frame technology, vastly increasing the storage capacity of the body without requirements for extending the wheelbase. The chassis selected was an International 4400 with 330 hp engine and vertical exhaust.
A 40,000 watt PTO generator provides plenty of reserve power to operate the 20-hp air compressor motor. The compressor is rated at 25 cfm. A two-bottle fill enclosure is mounted in the rear compartment. Note the bumper in the above photo is notched to permit the operator close proximity to the fill station. Awnings are provided on both sides and the rear. Other features include all LED lighting systems, refrigerator, two cord reels and high and low pressure air reels.
The vehicle was sold by C.W. Williams and Co.