Historic fire district’s newest E-ONE 4X4 Pumper.
One of Colorado’s most historic fire districts had a feature truck at E-ONE’s booth #5300 for FDIC International Conference in Indianapolis on April 18-23. The Red, White and Blue Fire Protection District of Breckenridge, CO will receive delivery its eMAX™ Cyclone II custom Pumper this month.
While the industry has seen other 4×4 rescue pumpers, it has yet to encounter anything like this E-ONE eMAX, pairing a Cummins ISX15 550 HP engine, Allison EVS4000P transmission, Dana Spicer 27,000-lb. rear axle with power divider, and a Meritor 22,800-lb. front drive axle. With all this of this power, the 30-foot-long eMAX has no trouble hauling a 780-gal. tank and providing up to 1,500 GPM flow from the split shaft mid-ship pump.
“Our newest 550 HP eMAX is the perfect match for a department like Red, White and Blue,” said E-ONE Product Manager Joe Hedges. “With so much ground to cover and mountain inclines that would challenge any vehicle, this unique eMAX doesn’t mess around when it comes to delivering on its impressive versatility.”
The Red, White and Blue name originates from three different fire companies that were organized in 1882 to protect the then-mining district of Breckenridge after three large fires almost destroyed the town. Today, this historic division responds to approximately 1,400 calls per year from its Red, White and Blue stations. The district covers roughly 140 square miles of Summit County, Colo., including the Breckenridge Ski Resort.