2011 Ford

The Tarkington VFD received a $36,000 grant from the Texas Forest Service for a CAFS skid unit in December 2010. The decision was made to use the grant towards purchasing a complete truck. Specifications were compiled and a request for bids went out. In March 2011, Freedom Fire Equipment as awarded the contract and the truck was delivered in September 2011. The truck is the first responding unit on wildland and automobile fires. With it's auxillary engine powered pump it can pump and roll and the CAF system greatly enhances the firefighting capabilities.

The specs are as follows:

Chassis Manufacturer: Ford
Chassis Model: F-550 Super Duty 4x4
Firebody Manufacturer: Freedom Fire Equipment
Pump Type: Auxillary-engine driven
Pump Size: 200 GPM
CAFS System: Rowe Industries Eliminator Wildland Interface
Tank Size: 250 gallons
Engine Type: Gasoline, 6.8L V10
Transmission Type 5 speed automatic