Carteret Emergency Services
Acela Monterra 4×4 Delivery
Delivery day for the Carteret Fire Department & EMS Division and the Carteret Emergency Services new Acela 4×4 Multi Purpose / High Water Flood Rescue Vehicle. Powered by a 330 HP diesel and Allison automatic transmission, this all wheel drive vehicle has 23″ of ground clearance, 47″ tires and a water fording capability of 50″. Options installed: rear passenger seating for 12-17, 2500# lift gate with wheel chair lock, egress ladder, NFPA LED warning lights and scene lighting. Acela Truck Company, manufacturer of North America’s most capable trucks, now offers purpose-built High Water/Flood Rescue Trucks in both 4×4 and 6×6 variations of it’s Monterra™ line of truck chassis. With 47-inch tires, 23-inches of ground clearance, waterproof starter, waterproof alternator and a proprietary 50-inch water fording capability, there is no other modern truck platform that can compete when it comes to reliable and safe operations in flood waters. Available models and customizable configurations can safely transport up to 27 seated passengers (incl. driver) with ample room and payload for pets, personal property and rescue gear. Monterra flood rescue trucks can be used for virtually any disaster response such as tornadoes, hurricanes, blizzards, and earthquakes, easily traveling over or through large debris, sand and mud or double as brush/wildland fire engines, Urban Search and Rescue (USAR) support vehicles, cargo haulers and SAR/SWAT team troop carriers, in any rural or urban environment. Monterras come standard with a bumper to bumper parts and labor warranty.