Hillside FF/PM Ryan Wyckoff went to Pierce this week where a new truck awaits the Hillside Fire Department. They purchased an HD 105′ rear mount with a 2,000-GPM pump and 500 gallons of water on a Velocity chassis. This was built as a stock unit (job #23212) that they purchased with grant money from FEMA. After doing some minor modifications to the truck, it was lettered for Truck 403 and will be delivered shortly.

Hillside Fire Department Truck 403 2011 Pierce Velocity

The new Truck 403 for Hillside is this 2011 Pierce Velocity HD 105' rear mount quint which will be delivered shortly. Ryan Wyckoff photo

The Truck 406 will replace Quint 403, a 1985, Duplex D350/Grumman 102′ AerialCat tower ladder.

Hillside Fire Department Duplex/Grumman AerialCat tower ladder

Hillside currently runs this 1985 Duplex D350/Grumman AerialCat tower ladder, a sister to the tower in Bellwood. Ryan Wyckoff photo