Engines 41 & 42

Engine 41Engine 42

Engines 41 and 42 are twin Pierce Enforcer Triple Combination Pumpers. They were both built during the fall of 2006 having been custom designed by the Darien Fire Department. Features include:

  • Independent front suspension
  • All-wheel anti-lock disc brakes
  • Air bag supplemental restraints
  • 1500 GPM single stage Waterous fire pump
  • 750 gal on-board water tank
  • 25 gallon foam tank
  • 2000′ 5″ supply hose,
  • 14 GPM computer-controlled direct-injection foam system
  • 10 KW Harrison hydraulic generator
  • 6 KW Wil-Burt telescoping light tower
  • Fire Research Pump Boss pressure governor
  • Remote control TFT deluge monitor
  • Stainless steel body construction

The design of these trucks was done with great attention to detail to maximize versatility, longevity, ease of use, and safety.

Engine 42 is first due to box alarms, to which Darien Fire Department responds approximately 450 times per year. The truck is owned by the Darien Fire Department.

Engine 41 responds to box alarms to back up Engine 42, and to motor vehicle accidents. It is equipped with hydraulic rescue equipment. This includes a preconnected Hurst Omni Tool, an electrically-driven hydraulic power unit, and 100′ of hydraulic hose pre-connected on a reel. It can be deployed and put-to-use very quickly by a single firefighter upon arrival to a motor vehicle accident.

Engine 41 also acts as a water supply pumper in situations where no water supply is readily available from hydrants. Both engines are equipped to supply water from non-pressurized (static) sources. Water shuttled by tankers to portable folding tanks is the most common scenario for this type of water supply.