New Arrival to Wright Township FIre - August 2017
Optimus and Barricade
Two special visitors at the 2017 Annual Bazaar, Look for more of them next year we hope.
Transformers and Tower 3 at CHS fund raiser
1983 Gmc Engine - Engine 6
In 1983, this unit was purchased new and replaced the international Engine (No Picture available at this time). It had a 750 gallon water tank and a 1000 gallon per minute pump. It was in service until 1999 when it was sold to Jons Mid America and distributed to another department in the midwest.
1969 Ford Tanker - Tanker 11
This unit was purchased as a used oil tanker. Some baffles were added and a dump and fill valves installed and a water tender was born. It was used as a primary water tender from the mid 1970's until 1992 when it was replaced with the current water tender we have today. It held 2000 Gallons of water, had a small pump mounted on the side for emergency filling or supplemental filling and a 2000 gallon drop tank.
1964 Brockway - Engine 7
in 1964, the department purchased this engine new. It had a 1000 gallon water tank and a 1000 GPM pump. It was replaced in 1989 with a new apparatus. This apparatus served the township and area well for many years and was a great addition to a department in Michigan the last we were aware.
1989 Pierce Lance 75 Ft Aerial - Ladder 14
In 2001, the department purchased a used ladder from Paoli Fire Department. This ladder replaced the 1972 International Ladder Truck. It had 500 Gallons of water, a 1500 Gallon per minute pump and a pre-piped waterway. More of a quint, this unit had a 10 man cab and was functional as an engine or an aerial device however, it was mostly used as an aerial.
1972 International LTI 85 Ft Aerial Ladder - Ladder 8
In 1994 the department purchased a used aerial ladder from a department in Missouri. It served the township and surrounding area for about 7 years and was great learning apparatus. It has a 500 gallon water tank and a 1250 gallon per minute pump.
1989 Pierce Dash - Engine 18
Purchased in 1989 New from Pierce Mfg, this unit carried 1000 gallons of water and had a 1250 GPM Waterous Pump. It served the community in Wright Twp and surrounding towns for 25 years before being sold to Idetown Fire Department in late 2015. In 2011 it became a back up engine and was renamed from Engine 16 to Engine 18 and was placed in reserve. Certified pump and mechanically sound, the engine should serve the Lehman area well.
RIP Edwin Gittens
Fire fighters escort Edwin to his final resting place in Albert Cemetary