Fire Engine Photos
FDNY -- Rescue 1 (Manhattan)
This rig is likely the most famous in the United States – the FDNY’s famed Rescue-1. The 2006 Pierce Arrow XT™ was delivered by dealer Firematic through a Federal contract administered by the General Services Administration. The new Rescue-1 runs with the Tak-4 22,500 lb front suspension and 270 customized options called for by the FDNY.
The current Rescue 1 replaces an E-One Salisbury model that had been ordered prior to 9/11/01. That model was designed by Rescue-1 Captain Terry Hatton, who was lost during the collapse of the south tower. It now sees first in action in an adjacent borough.
Picture added on 24 July 2007