Friday afternoon the members traveled to Vengeant Manufacturing in Palmyra to take the delivery of the new Squad 15-1 and the new boat trailer. The squad is a 2019 Ford F-550 with a 12′ Vengeant Manufacturing box and the trailer was built by MH Eby of Ephrata with lighting and graphics by 911 Rapid Response. The units were bought as part of the long term fleet plan, the squad will respond first for many non-fire related incidents to spread mileage out across the fleet. The new boat trailer is a much smaller and lighter design that will allow it to be easily maneuvered on tight water rescue scenes, it will also be used to tow the Polaris 6×6.
The squad can be seen at the Harrisburg Fire Expo May 17th-19th then will return to 911 Rapid Response for tool mounting. After members become familiar with the layout and some driver training is completed the unit will be placed in service. The current 1996 F-350 will be moved to Squad 15-2 and the current special operations trailer will be sold.