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Mitchell Libby 2018  Philadelphia,Pa.  USA
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No: 40884   Contributor:   Year: 2018   Country: United States of America
Mitchell Libby 2018 Philadelphia,Pa. USA

A Philadelphia Fire Dept. Foam unit is seen on 9March2018.
Picture added on 13 March 2018 at 12:34
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Most US fire departments operate separate dedicated foam pumpers, although all Class A pumpers have a limited foam capability.

But Philadelphia has an approach more along the lines of Tokyo. This department operates three of these units, which combine all of the normal capabilities and capacities of a standard triple combination pumper with a fully equipped foam tender.

As such, they can respond in either capacity, and save having dedicated personnel manning a dedicated unit which does not turn out very often...

Added by Rob Johnson on 13 March 2018.
Can anyone give me a contact for Ken Reid please, please reply; royshed52@yahoo.com

Added by Roy Moore on 27 March 2018.
The other Foam Pumpers like this are at Stations 33 and 60. 33 also has the city's bulk foam unit, which is driven when needed by one of Foam 33's crew members. 60 is a large station, with several other units including an aerial and two hazmat trucks.

Added by Rob Johnson on 28 March 2018.
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