After it was clear that Rescue 5 alone couldnt handle all the calls from all 3 Battallions a new Rescue company was formed and was to be placed in station 3.
So SVFD HQ searched for a quick solution, and it was found.
A local fire apparatus collector offered one of his rescue rigs to the SVFD.
The selected rig is a 1983 Mack R with a Saulsbury body.
The rig was sent to E-One for a complete overhaul.
A light tower was installed on the roof and all emergency lighting was replaced with brand new LED lighting, a new PTO, a new Cascade system was fitted into the body for the on scene filling of SCBA bottles, a Federal Q siren and additional siren systems where installed in the front bumper.
The rig is equipped with all sorts of rescue equipment such as Hurst tools, jaws of life, mobile generators,and many more tools.
Just like Rescue 5 this rig is equipped for High/low angle rescues and also carries scuba gear for the diving team.
Quoting Lego Fire Museum Inc.
Good job on a really nice truck. A Mack/Saulsbury is a great piece of history and a great truck.
Thanks, and indeed, i really like the rigs with some history behind it.
But dont get me wrong i like the brand new ones too, but if they had their share on the scenes of calls makes them a lot more interesting.