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Tanker Support Unit 474 (1991)


This unit, known as β€œThe Source,” is a 1991 Dodge/Mason-Dixon Cummins Turbo Diesel. It replaced a 1983 Dodge Power Wagon that was converted to a brush truck. It seats two personnel and features a 750 gpm front-mounted pump. It carries 1,000 feet of 5 inch supply line and 400 feet of 3 inch supply line. It's primary purpose is drafting water out of ponds, streams, and other sources in order to supply water to a fireground. This unit it critical for rural fire companies in Northern Baltimore County as much of the area does not have fire hydrants.

In February 2007, the tanker support unit underwent numerous upgrades to improve its handling, power, and off-road capabilities. Some of the performance upgrades included a brand new turbocharger, new injectors, and a new 4” exhaust. Changes made to improve the steering and suspension included all new leaf springs with extra leaves, new shocks, stabilizers, and bushings. Its off-road capabilities were drastically improved with custom 19.5” aluminum wheels with industrial off-road tires from Rickson Truck Accessories.
 
 
 
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