Akron Fire

Seluryar

Firefighter
A friend sent me this photo under the impression it is working as T5, It is Pierce liveried with no Akron markings:
 

MATT3045

Lieutenant
It is (or was) a loaner from Pierce at Tower 5 for their unit that had mechanical problems and went back. I heard they have gotten it back from one of the Bat. Captains.
Also, new R4 is not in service yet either. They are waiting on equipment still and then it has to be sent out to Sensible Products to be fitted.
 

Seluryar

Firefighter
The new Rescue 4 has been in service for a week, and according to the driver I asked what advantage does it have over the older larger one and he said maneuverability.

Akron Fire Department Rescue 4 Ford F-550 by Raymond W, on Flickr

Akron Fire Department Rescue 4 Ford F-550 by Raymond W, on Flickr

Edit:
Confirmed with a paramedic that AFD does now have a GMC Sprinter Ambulance but its only used for non-emergency transport, Not sure of what this means for the future if they are ending a partnership with AMR or something like that. He told me that it is not based at any specific station.
 
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Seluryar

Firefighter
Fresh off the memory card from todays Station 4 open house:

Akron Fire Department Station 4 by Raymond W, on Flickr

Akron Fire Department Battalion 4 Ford Expedition by Raymond W, on Flickr

Akron Fire Department Engine 4 Sutphen by Raymond W, on Flickr

Akron Fire Department Medic 4 Wheeled Coach Ford E350 by Raymond W, on Flickr

Akron Fire Department Sutphen Ladder 4 by Raymond W, on Flickr

Akron Fire Department Rescue 4 Ford F-550 by Raymond W, on Flickr

Akron Fire Department Bariatric med 4 by Raymond W, on Flickr

Akron Fire Department Hazmat Chevrolet 2500HD by Raymond W, on Flickr

Akron Fire Department/ Summit County Hazmat by Raymond W, on Flickr

Akron Fire Department REACH Ford Expedition by Raymond W, on Flickr

Some station highlights:
Cardio health inspired fitness exercise room.
Carcinogen isolation, equipment bay being the hot zone to keep fire related contaminates away from the rest of the station.
fire administration now housed at a station after 25-27 years of being housed at Citi Center in Downtown.

The old station 4 is gone already, they tore it down in the last week.

I have also learned that they are expecting the new Ladder 4 to be in service next summer.

The Ford Transit ambulance is internally called ARV and will respond only to non-life threatening calls, Is not based at any station so it just drives around all day to reduce the need to place a regular medic unit on a non-life threatening call.
 
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