Engine 55 is a Pierce Arrow XT Custom Pumper built on a TAC 4 suspension, with seating for six personnel. The unit is powered by a 515hp Detroit Diesel Series 60 engine coupled with an Allison Gen IV automatic transmission. The engine has a Waterous 1,500 g.p.m. single stage pump with a 750 gallon poly tank. There are two pre-connected 1 ¾” front bumper lines, one at 150′ and the second at 200′, two 1 ¾” 200′ crosslays, one 1 ¾” 200′ rear attack line, one 2 ½” 200′ rear attack line and 400′ of 3″ line attached to a R.A.M. monitor for rapid deployment. The engine also carries 1,500′ of 4″ LDH and assorted appliances. A Harrison hydraulic generator supplies electrical power to the unit, which has multiple power locations in the front, along the sides and in the rear. A 200′ electrical cord reel is mounted in the rear compartment and a portable 200′ cord reel is also carried to supply power to the emergency scene. The engine has 500 watt quartz lights mounted on the front brow, two on each side (front & rear) and a telescopic light on the rear.
Engine 55 key equipment features include: six (6) SCBA w/ spare cylinders, Scott Eagle Imager II thermal imaging camera, Drager CO Monitor, Tempest VSX Electric PPV fan, chain saw, hand tools, a True-North RIT bag and a Hurst MOC II Combination Tool powered by a 5hp Honda power unit. Engine 55 is first due on all fire related responses and second due on rescue related responses.