Posted: Saturday, September 23, 2014 2:46 am
By MICHAEL MILLERStaff Writer
WILDWOOD — Firefighters attending the annual New Jersey State Firemen's Convention use the annual event to gear up.
From new trucks to water-rescue gear, the annual convention draws vendors from across the country hawking the latest in new equipment.
Sam Squire, of Mays Landing, sells heavy trucks manufactured by Pierce, based in Appleton, Wis. Fie said the convention is his biggest source of new clients in New Jersey.
Squire showed off a new canary-yellow truck made forthe Seaville Volunteer Fire Company in Upper Township.
"It's a combination pumper and rescue truck. Fire companies are having to multitask," he said. "Seaville covers part of the Garden State Parkway, so they respond to a lot of car accidents."
The $625,000 truck features a compartment with various hydraulic equipment to cut people out of damaged vehicles. And it has four winch slots to pull vehicles to safety, he said.