An overview of the stadium exhibits. Many of the apparatus exhibitors moved into the new convention center this year. Larry Shapiro photo
The 2011 Fire Department Instructors Conference (FDIC) just ended. The convention center was filled with exhibitors who displayed everything from fire apparatus and gear to shirts and trinkets. There were two local area rigs on display this year. A Medtec Type III ambulance for Algonquin-Lake in the Hills was in the Pierce booth and a Cyclone II 95-foot rear mount tower ladder for University Park was in the E-ONE booth.
Algonquin-Lake in the Hills had a Medtec ambulance in the Pierce booth at the FDIC in Indianapolis. Larry Shapiro photo
This new tower ladder for University Park was in the E-ONE booth. Larry Shapiro photo
Other interesting apparatus displayed included four pieces for the FDNY including a Wheeled Coach ambulance on a four-door Ford chassis, an engine in the Seagrave booth, plus Rescue 4 and Ladder 137 in the Ferrara booth.
Seagrave displayed FDNY Engine 222. Larry Shapiro
Ferrara had FDNY Rescue 4 from Queens in their booth. Larry Shapiro photo
Ferrara also had FDNY Ladder 137 on dispkay. Larry Shapiro photo
Crimson had a tandem axle rescue for Elizabeth, NJ, KME had a tiller for Norwalk, CT, American LaFrance had a tiller for Ventura County, CA and HME had a Type III wildland pumper for CALFIRE.
This tandem axle heavy rescue for Elizabeth, NJ Rescue 1 was in the Crimson booth. Larry Shapiro photo
A tiller for Norwalk, CT was shown by KME. Larry Shapiro photo
This LTI tiller for Ventura County, CA by American LaFrance was in the Lucas Oil Stadium. Larry Shapiro photo
HME brought a Type III engine from CALFIRE. Larry Shapiro photo
As regards new introductions:
Pierce showed the new Dash CF chassis under a PUC rescue pumper;
One of two Pierce Dash CF units that were unveiled at the show. Larry Shapiro photo
Pierce also showed this mini pumper on rubber tracks BP. Larry Shapiro photo
Rosenbauer introduced their Smart Cab enclosure for adding a crew area to units built on a commercial chassis;
Rosenbauer introduced the 'Smart Cab' enclosure for three firefighters on a commercial chassis. Larry Shapiro photo
The Smart Cab has a two-step unit which swings out with the door for easy egress and entrance to the crew enclosure along with an option for a full-lenght glass covered door. Larry Shapiro photo
KME brought out the Predator Pro Series (Pumper Rescue Operations) integrated pumper and a new 79-foot ladder;
The KME Predator PRO is a rescue pumper on the new Predator chassis and features a short wheelbase and compact operator's panel. Larry Shapiro photo
The new 76-foor Aerial Cat quint on a new Predator chassis was in the KME booth. Larry Shapiro photo
Crimson highlighted their new acquisition of Classic Fire and showed their ‘Transformer’ on a commercial chassis;
Crimson had a min pumper in their new Classic Series which originates from their recent purchase of Classic Fire in Ocala, FL. Larry Shapiro photo
American LaFrance announced that they are now offering their Eagle custom chassis to other manufacturers and that the LTI aerials can also be purchased by others;
A 2010 emissions compliant Eagle cab and chassis was on display by American LaFrance. Larry Shapiro photo
E-ONE showed the eMAX pumper series with a narrow operator’s panel.
The E-ONE eMAX was shown on a Typhoon chassis. Larry Shapiro photo