Monday, May 9, 2011
After weeks of work, the new and improved Ambulance 56-7A has arrived. As stated before, the box is original, but now it rides on a brand new GMC 4500 Chassis with an up to date Turbo Diesel. The new engine is quieter than any of us could have imagined, but does not in any way lack in the torque required for daily usage. With the new updates came the new emissions requirements, which the Manoa Fire Company is proud to say it meets with flying colors for new diesel engines. As expected, we updated the emergency lights to provide it with new, low amp drawing LED lights. This helps us burn less fuel during idling points, as the alternator doesn't have to work nearly as hard to keep up with the vast amount of electronics already required on an ambulance. We here at Manoa Fire Company look forward to getting the final inspection completed by the state for BLS Licensing and being able to place the brand new, state of the art 56-7A in service.