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Wed, Mar 29th, 2017, 17:19 pm

More Pictures of Completed Rigs to come!  Rescue 59 done! (for now)  Harrisburg Bureau of Fire, Wagon 4 currently in shop.  Chambersburg Tower 1 on deck!  We also are, as always, making more mounting brackets for Fire Hooks Unlimited!  The best Firefighting Handtools deserve the best brackets. SFES makes all FHU Brackets, right here, in downtown Middletown PA!

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Lower Swatara Fire, RESCUE 59


 

Wed, Mar 29th, 2017, 7:10 am

The Station 59 crew called one day in 2016, and asked if Specialized Fire, (SFES) could schedule an evening to look at RESCUE 59.   FDLS, had recently purchased additional Rescue Equipment, and needed to get it mounted.  Problem was? Where to mount it?  After some discussion, and some work with a tape measure, a plan was derived to move some equipment in various compartments to make space available.  A vertical slide out tray was fabricated and installed.  Little Giant Ladders, found a new home.  Two existing slide tool boards were removed.  Existing Hand Tools and equipment were mounted, so the equipment could be easily removed for use.  Simple Ergonomics were applied to keep the "Heavy Equipment" low in the compartment, and the "Lighter Equipment", higher in the compartment.  Thanks to Chief Weikle, Asst. Chief Danny Phillips,  Captain Sean Taylor,and the rest of the FDLS crew for allowing SFES to get Rescue 59, into the shop. Your vision, sure helped us put the "Specialized" touch on Rescue 59!!!!

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Tanker 36 visits the "Shop" for some modifications


 

Sat, Feb 25th, 2017, 15:23 pm

Isn't it frustrating when certain firefighting equipment doesn't fit in the perfect spot, by a fraction of an inch?  A visit was scheduled to Yoe Fire, Station 36, to determine whether enough room could be gained, if some modifications were made, in the Dunnage Area, for said equipment.      Yoe Chauffer, Kevin Gibney, knew where equipment was to go, it just didn't fit!  An opening finally occured at the busy SFES "Shop", and Tanker 36 backed in.  After some disassembly, the factory installed electric reel cover was modified, and tool storage for long handled tools was added to the front of the hose bed.  All equipment mounting was done utilizing existing fasteners, installed at the manufacturer, which means no extra holes were drilled into the body!   Take a look at Tanker 36!  It's hard to tell any modifications even took place!  Thanks to the Yoe Fire Company for their patience, and for allowing SFES to work on Tanker 36.  It is one beautiful and functional Rig!

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Gratz Area Fire, RESCUE 27


 

Fri, Jan 27th, 2017, 7:11 am

Gratz Fire's new Sutphen Rescue Engine, arrived at Specialized Fire Equipment Services (SFES) with empty compartments.  Chief Harry Welker, and his crew, knew what equipment they wanted in each compartment.  With that being said, the crew at SFES, went to work to make it all fit! Since the rig had empty compartments, not even one shelf,  SFES had a clean slate, to begin the process.  Fabrication was performed to maximize compartment space, and prioritize rescue and fire fighting equipment as necessary.  As the installation took place, the SFES crew, exchanged  ideas, and worked with the Officers and Firefighters of Station 27, to customize the equipment mounting to fit the need.   The end result?? Durable, Practical,  Emergency Ready, equipment mounting, with adjustability built in, for future addition/deletion of Fire and Rescue Equipment!  Thanks to the Gratz Fire Company for choosing SFES!   and on a side note,  Lots of great story time, was had with Bob and Harry!   

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Pleasant Gap Rescue 818, "Bad ASS Bulldog"


 

Wed, Dec 28th, 2016, 8:25 am

It's not unusual for Fire Departments to call Specialized Fire, and say,  "we purchased more equipment, but our compartments are full ! "   Specialized Fire to the Rescue!  (pun intended)  Old friend Terry Royer, from Pleasant Gap Fire, called, and a visit to Beautiful Station 8 was scheduled.   Bob and Rich set out one winter's day to make the drive to come up with potential equipment mounting solutions for Rescue 818.  During the trip north, one wild "White Out" snow squall stopped Bob and Rich in their tracks at the Sheetz at Routes 144 and 45.  The storm passed, and Rich and Bob decided not to go over the mountain, and arrived a little late, but unscathed.  The existing mounting on Rescue 818 was analyzed, and a solution was derived.  Thanks PGFD for the work!   One mean and well equipped BULLDOG!

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Camp Hill Engine 14 "Ever Willing"


 

Wed, Dec 28th, 2016, 7:38 am

Early in the process of creating a specification for a New Fire Engine,  Camp Hill Fire Department Assistant Chief, Ray Smeriglio contacted Specialized Fire in regard to equipment mounting on the new Engine 14.  Meetings were scheduled to look at the equipment that would need to be organized and mounted upon delivery.  A Pierce Arrow XT was chosen by the Fire Department.  Preliminary drawings for the New Engine were delivered and the parts of the puzzle started to fall into place.  Rich from Specialized Fire Equipment, made the trip with the Apparatus Committee to Appleton Wisconsin for final inspection.  All issues found at Final Inspection, were addressed at the Factory, and Engine 14 came home.  The rig and all equipment was delivered to the SFES Shop, and work commenced.   All work performed at SFES was minimally evasive to the rig,  In other words, SFES did not Drill numerous holes in the rig to perform equipment mounting!!  Why does this matter?  It is inevitable, that during the life of the apparatus, equipment mounting and storage locations will change.  By mounting equipment utlizing existing body fasteners and adjustable strut, compartmentation can be changed without leaving numerous holes!  It only makes sense!  The Camp Hill Fire Department can be proud of the new "Engine 14"!  It is a very versatile Fire Engine, which will serve the community for years.  Thanks to the CHFD, Chief Morgan, Chief Apgar, and Chief Smeriglio, for allowing SFES to be part of the process to make E14, "Ever Willing"!

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Hempfield Fire, Tower Ladder 69


 

Mon, Sep 5th, 2016, 9:31 am

Hempfield Fire's Sutphen SP100 came to SFES empty, and left SFES stuffed like the Thanksgiving Turkey!  SFES installed adjustable shelving and mounted equipment as necessary.  While that sounds normal, SFES utilized a modular system in which, shelving and equipment mount to the strut bolted in the compartment.   No Holes are drilled into the body which allows for equipment to be added or deleted as needed without leaving holes drilled in the body from equipment mounting brackets that were removed.  Thanks to the Officers, Members, and Apparatus Committee from Hempfield Fire, for allowing Specialized Fire, to make Tower Ladder 69, "Truck Company Operations Ready!"

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Swatara Engine 49, Supression Engine Defined


 

 

Sun, Sep 4th, 2016, 16:26 pm

Chief 91 Mike Ibberson, and Chief 49 Shane Steele,  visited SFES, and gave a general idea on how equipment was to be mounted on their New Pierce Arrow XT Pumper.  Since it was designed to be a "Supression Engine",  Mike and Shane, told the crew at SFES, " we trust you guys will use your experience to get it right!"     Many times, during a "work in progress meeting" by one of the chiefs,  discussions would occur on various topics from supply line layout, or attack line advancement.  While opinions may have varied, one would agree that Engine 49 is a versatile, user friendly Fire Engine!  Check it out! 

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South Lebanon Rescue 25


 

 

Sun, Sep 4th, 2016, 15:56 pm

SFES met with the Rescue 25 committee numerous times before the rig was completed.  These meetings helped to formulate a plan for equipment mounting on the new KME Twinscrew Walk in.  A few pickup truck loads of equipment were delivered to SFES, and work commenced on "Putting the Puzzle" together.   Compartment Space was maximized, and as work progressed, the crew from station 25 made numerous visits and discussed ideas with, Rich and Bob, the two "Old heads" on Brown St.  The end result ???? In my opinion???   Flat out, "Nailed It"!!!!   Thanks to the Officers, Committee, and Members, of South Lebanon Fire and Rescue for allowing SFES to complete, Rescue 25. 

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Harrisburg Bureau of Fire, Ladder 2, Pierce TDA


 

 

Sun, Sep 4th, 2016, 15:32 pm

Hbg Bureau of Fire, Chief Brian Enterline visited the shop one day, and had an interesting question, "How Deep is the shop?"   We answered, 60 feet!  Chief Enterline then exclaimed, "well then, we will order the new truck shorter than that, because we want Specialized Fire to mount the equipment.  Rich Seachrist travelled to Appleton, with HBF, to assist with the final inspection on the new " Bend in the middle" truck.  After final inspection, and delivery check in at Glick Fire, Ladder 2, came to Middletown.  Ladder 2 was " door to door" in the SFES shop, which caused a few extra steps for the SFES crew, as one could only get from one side to the other, at the front bumper!  Nonetheless,  the equipment was mounted, and Ladder 2 was all but complete until it left the shop.  Thanks, to the Harrisburg Bureau of Fire, for bringing Ladder 2, in for the "Specialized" Treatment. 

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P.O. Box 521
Middletown,Pa 17057

Phone: 717-944-5999
Fax: 717-944-5890