This is the first-of-a-kind ‘rescue’ apparatus for Miami-Dade Fire Rescue
Hagerstown, MD (August 9, 2017) – Jerr-Dan Corporation, an Oshkosh Corporation Company (NYSE:OSK) and a single brand leader in the towing and recovery business, delivered a customized 50/60 Ton JFB Rotator specifically designed and built for Miami-Dade Fire Rescue (MDFR). Jerr-Dan officially handed the rotator key to Miami-Dade Fire Rescue team on July 2017 and it became the newest addition to the Miami- Dade Fire Rescue fleet.
“This is the first time the company has created a custom-made fire rescue apparatus that will be used for emergency and rescue response of Miami-Dade County’s Fire and Rescue efforts,” said Jeff Irr, Senior Director of Sales for Jerr-Dan. “This custom-made 50/60 Ton JFB Rotator is an example of Jerr-Dan’s commitment to offering the latest in innovation and expanding its product offering into a new industry such as Fire and Rescue. We are proud of our partnership with Miami-Dade Fire Rescue and we are confident this partnership will enable us to help more fire rescue department across the country.”
The Jerr-Dan 50/60 Ton JFB Rotator has a combination of heavy-duty capabilities, superior stabilizing technology, 360 degree rotation, impressive power and pulling capacity. The Jerr-Dan Fire Body (JFB) Series is an extra-rugged, non-corrosive exterior made of weather-tight, impact-resistant polypropylene—making it more durable and longer lasting. It features roll-up aluminum doors for swifter access to equipment, strategically placed LED lighting for improved visibility and specialty storage solutions to ensure every tool has its place. The JFB Body Series is available for standard and twin steer chassis.
Some of the customized features for Miami-Dade County Fire Rescue rotator include: many custom storage solutions such as pull out tilt down shelving, integrated chain organizer, snatch block/shackle racks and rescue tool mounts to efficiently organize the specialized rescue rigging package and assorted rescue tools and equipment. Jerr-Dan has also added custom fire department elements which include adherence to National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) lighting and siren standards as well as fire department specific cab seating.
“The addition of this Jerr-Dan Rotator to our fire rescue fleet will allow us to provide a life-saving resource for the out of the ordinary technical rescues we encounter across our vast service area,” said Dave Downey, Fire Chief of Miami-Dade Fire Rescue.