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The department recently solicited bids for the rehabilitation of Engine 52. Engine 52 is a 1989 FMC 1500 gpm pumper that replaced Engine 53, the 1968 Ward LaFrance. At the department’s 75th anniversary celebration in 1989, Engine 52 was dedicated to Ernest E. Moreland, past President and Treasurer, for his outstanding and dedicated service to the department. The contract will be awarded to Emergency Vehicle Specialists (EVS) in Hagerstown, Maryland. We hope to have this work completed in time for the September 2005 Prince George’s County Volunteer Fire & Rescue Association convention, hosted by the Brandywine Volunteer Fire Department.
The scope of work for this rehabilitation includes a new paint scheme (white over red) with all new lettering. Lettering will include a traditional Maltese cross rather than the current company seal. The website address and a fire prevention message will also be part of the lettering scheme.
Other scope items include:
- Repairs and upgrades to the cab interior.
- New Sigtronics headsets / intercom system to improve firefighter health and safety.
- All new LED warning lights to improve visibility.
- Improved scene lighting making for a better night time work environment.
- Installation of a Drive Cam.
Stay tuned for progress photos and updates.