This pumper was a 1999 E-1. The city purchased the truck and refurbished by R & M Fire Apparatus of Colo. This truck was rebuilt from the frame up with a new cab and custom body built by R & M. The original pump was a side mount which was moved back 14-inches. The R & M team built a mid-ship command center on the aluminum body. The cost of the truck was $150,000, saving the city about $70,000 over the price of a comparable vehicle.
This truck’s primary duties are first out pumper on all fire calls in the Colo fire district and first out pumper on vehicle wrecks. It is also used as a backup pumper or can serve as a tender/tanker on mutual aid calls with its 10-inch rear quick dump. This truck began service in November 2002.