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2017 Western New York Emergency Apparatus Calendar

2016 Western New York Fire Apparatus Calendar

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Here is a little history about the Cotter....

Built - 1900 in Elizabeth, NJ

Rebuilt - 1930 in Buffalo and 1953 in Wisconsin

Length - 118'

Beam - 24'2"

Gross Weight - 178 tons

Speed - 11.56 MPH

Draft Forward - 7'1"

Aft - 10'10"

Engines - 4 (12-cylinder diesels)

(450 HP/2 hours and 400 HP Continuous)

2 forward engines - pumping only

2 aft engines - pumping and propulsions but not simultaneous

Twin screws - 2 propellers, 4 blade, 60" diameter

4 fire pumps - 3,750-gpm each = 15,000 gpm @ 160 psi

Water Belt - (12" water belt forms a loop around boat's hull)

Turrets - 5

2 forward on sterns main deck (2 1/2", 3 1/2", 4" tips)

1 aft turret, aft main deck (2 1/2", 3", 3 1/2", 4" tips)

1 aft of pilot house on 15' hydraulic lift (1 1/2", 1 3/4", 2", 2 1/2" tips)

1 top of pilot house (2 1/2" tip)

Hose and Connections

40 lengths (50') of 2 1/2"

10 lengths (50') of 3 1/2"

6 lengths (50') of 1 /3/4"

2 booster reels (250' of 1" house each)

6 3 1/2" connections (port and starboard sides, reduced to 2 1/2")

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Portville Fire Chief Jeff Latten and 3rd Asst. Chief Cory Niver accept a copy of the 2016 WNY Fire Apparatus Calendar which features their Engine 48 on the cover.

2016 Calendar Participants

 

Cover - Portville Fire Department

January - Portville Fire Department

February - Limestone Fire Department

March - Snyder Fire Department

April - Clarksville Volunteer Fire Company

May - Westons Mills Fire Department

June - Newton Abbott Fire Department

July - U-Crest Fire Department

August - Allegany Engine Company

September - East Aurora Fire Department

October - Buffalo Niagara International Airport

November - Salamanca Fire Department

December - Buffalo City

2017 Calendar Participants

 

Cover -

January -

February -

March -

April -

May -

June -

July -

August -

September -

October -

November -

December -

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