When citizens in Mapleton, Pennsylvania call 911, chances are a green and white Mack CF Pumper-Rescue will pull up in front of their home or business. The (MFD) Mapleton Fire Departments refabbed 1980 Mack CF Pumper, a Former FDNY (New York City) Engine 7, is equipped to handle most types of emergency and rescue incidents.
most small communities, a lack of personnel is a major concern.
Equipment has to be functional and cost effective. In 1997, MFD
purchased this Mack and enhanced it to increase its pumper capacity
and to replace a limited capacity squad truck.
The engine arrived in Mapleton via a lowboy trailer truck and was steam-cleaned by a local businessman. The truck had new tires installed and a mechanical check over at a discount cost by a local mechanic. The pump was serviced by Mike Pauly of Lewistown. PA (local level instructor) and had new class 1 and MC pump gauges installed.
A drivers side high side compartments and a dresser drawer type of roll out compartment under the main hose bed were added at an Amish welding shop in a neighboring county. A white-colored New York style hose bed cover was fabricated not only to allow for additional storage space for equipment, but also as a tribute to the trucks previous service in the Big Apple.
A local industry, U.S. Silica Corp. (producers of glass sand and high quality silica) installed a deck gun on the unit and made various brackets for holding equipment. They also made an aluminum, diamond plate extended bumper for storage and deployment of the Jaws of Life. This placement allows the organization to respond to accidents nose first with the Jaws of Life ready to be instantly used.
New appliances (couplings, nozzles, ladders) were purchased and most of the specialized equipment off the former squad truck was moved to the Mack.
Some other special things about our engine rescue are:
-- 1000 5 hose (purchased used from a neighboring department)
-- 54 ton Hurst Air Bag System
-- PA State Certified Quick Response (QRS) Unit for EMS calls including an Automatic External Defibrillator, Med. radios and two Jump Kits, two backboards and O2 units.
-- 15 gallons each, Class A and B Foam
-- SCBAs with P.A.S.S. alarms and portable radios for ALL riding positions
-- Personal Flotation Devices (PFD), throw bags and wet suits for water rescue calls
-- 800 feet of rescue rope, harnesses, carabiners, etc. for technical rescues
-- Confined space supplied breathing system, tripod, etc. for C-Space incidents
-- Pre-plan map, area map and resource library
-- Various booms, matting pads, etc. for spill responses
-- Multi-gas air monitoring meter with appliances for home responses and CSR use
-- 10,000 watt generator with 1500 watt 4 quartz lights (2 are removable), 110 and 220 cord reels
 Tripod, Air Monitoring equipment and Supplied Air Breathing System
courtesy of U.S. Silica Corporation.
More about the pumper...
500 gallons of water
1,000 GPM Pump (suction ports increased to 6 inches)
Dark metallic green color with white cab roof and hose bed cover
The Mack responds to about 95-100% of the 125 to 150 calls
that may occur in a years time.