The LFC Blog Walk-around
Here we showcase some of the LFC's most recent built Lego fire related MOCs!
If you've followed this page for a while now, then you'd probably know that we try to feature unique outstanding rigs! This apparatus from TJ B. most certainly fits that profile! As one of the few commercial aerials in the community, Blockburg Truck 7 absolutely deserves to be showcased at least once a year haha! Furthermore, the unique color scheme separates it from the rest! The fact that this apparatus was built more than 6 yrs ago is a testament to how great this build is!
About Blockburg Truck 7: Truck 7 is a 2015 International Workstar/Seagrave Apollo II 105' platform
Blockburg Fire Department Strength:
Engine 3: 2019 Sutphen Monarch Pumper
Engine 31: 1993 E-One Hush
Engine 32: 2015 Ford F550/Sutphen mini pumper
Tanker 3: 1990 Mack R/New Lexington
Tanker 34: tbd
Engine Rescue 3: 2016 Pierce Arrow XT
Truck 3: tbd
Rescue 3: 2022 E-One Cyclone single axle rescue
Ambulance 37: 2014 Dodge/Horton
Ambulance 38: tbd
Utility 3: 2016 Ford F350
Utility 309: 1992 Ford F350
Ranger 3: 2017 Polaris Ranger 6x6
In today's update of the LFC Blog Walk-around, we are honored to showcase Maik W's unique water rescue vehicle! What makes this MOC awesome is how functional the rig is while maintaining the 4-5 wide scale! The customized boat is also a great touch!
About the Water Rescue Vehicle:
The unusual concept is based on a high-terrain-wheel drive on a transporter chassis with rear single-tire twin axle. The light and small lifeboat is loaded on the roof between the high panels and serves as a support unit for the larger device car water rescue during operations. In an emergency, in order to get to the numerous Farnheim water entrances, which can only be reached via unpaved entrances, the Technical department decided in favor of the unusual third drive axle. It enables a better distribution of axle load, more traction and can therefore reach places were rigs with only two axles can't get any further.
About Feuerwehr Farnheim:
Feuerwehr Farnheim is located in Germany on the shoreline of the North Sea where almost 571,000 minifigs work and live. The municipal fire department has six strategically distributed stations throughout the city. The volunteers support the professional fire brigade with 16 more stations. The whole Feuerwehr Farnheim owns more than 250 engines, ladders, ambulances, containers and trailers to fight any kind of incident adequate.
The color scheme in Germany is traditionally based on red. Because it is required by law that 75 % of the fire truck's visible parts have to be painted in red/bright red/luminous red. The rest can be painted in white or yellow or what other materials basically may have. The yellowish details symbolizes the typical retro reflective side markings. The rescue service has its own scheme for a better visability through daily traffic. The cars are mostly white with a c-shaped red contour.
Today's walk-around features our good friend Tim J, who made this awesome Mack MR/Saulsbury rescue.
About Mataham City Fire Department Rescue 1
Rescue Company 1 officially entered service in 1960, first operating a cannibalized American LaFrance pumper. It utilized the pumper cab and chassis and a shop made walk in box. This unit served until a Mack R/Saulsbury walk-in rescue was purchased in 1972, which remained until the current piece of apparatus was delivered in 1989. Since it's inception, Rescue 1 has served alongside Engine 1 out of Headquarters. The current Rescue 1 is a 1989 Mack MR/Saulsbury walk-in heavy rescue equipped to handle just about every incident that gets thrown at its staff of six Firefighter/EMTs. Carried on board is equipment for water and ice rescue, vehicle extrication and stabilization, rope rescue, rapid intervention, transit rescue, collapse rescue, confined space, and hazardous materials response. Rescue 1 also operates several other pieces of secondary apparatus, including a light rescue (Tac 1) that carries additional hazardous materials response equipment and additional rescue equipment for collapse and trench rescue, and Hazmat 1. When an incident is dispatched that requires Hazmat 1 and/or Tac 1, the crew cross staffs both pieces of apparatus and responds. To be eligible to earn an assignment on Rescue 1, Firefighters must have a minimum of seven years of service and have attended the rescue training program at the city's fire academy. Once assigned to Rescue 1, the firefighter will attend an additional 48 hours of specialized rescue training, including rope rescue, transit rescue, and trench/collapse/confined space rescue. Rescue 1 is assigned to every box alarm, structure fire, hazardous materials incident, and rescue incident city wide, giving them their slogan "City Wide Pride". The Rescue will also answer medicals and alarms in their immediate first due if Engine 1 is previously assigned or not available. They annually respond to an average of 3,500 runs a year, ontop of annual training requirements to maintain their skills. Given their top notch training, skills, knowledge and professionalism, the men and woman of Rescue 1 are some of the most respected Firefighters in the City.
As one of the regulars featured here on the blog, Jeff B impresses us yet again with this minifig replica of Brookfield, IL Fire Department Truck 419.
About Brookfield, IL Fire Department:
Brookfield Fire Department protects a 3 square mile area from from 2 stations with 24 career personnel. They operate 3 engines, 1 truck, 2 ambulances, and a chief's car.
About Brookfield Fire Department Truck 419:
Truck 419 is a 2001 E-ONE Hurricane with a 100 ft aerial device. This apparatus does not have a pump or carry water.
Our dear friend Sven has created this beautiful replica of FDNY's Satellite 1. Filled with many incredible details, this apparatus is his first fully stocked rig!
About FDNY Satellite 1:
FDNY operates 6 satellite companies. Equipped with large diameter hose, foam, manifold, hose couplings and fittings, and a large Williams Ambassador monitor, these units respond to all second alarm fires.
FDNY Satellite 1 is housed with Engine 9 and Ladder 6 in Chinatown.
Our very own Jeff B has done it again! Not only does this rig have a unique color scheme, but this also has an amazing decals package. From the chevrons on the bumper, to the customized grille, Jeff has outdone himself once again.
About Quartz Twp FD Engine 3221
Engine 3221 is a 2002 Pierce Dash equipped with a 2000 gem pump, 900 gal of water, 30 gal of Class A foam, and 20 gal of Class B foam.
Today's walk-around features CC with one of his latest engines for Brickville!
About Brickville Fire Department Paramedic Engine 8:
Engine 608 is a 2018 Spartan Gladiator/SVI Industrial Foam Engine with a 500 gallon water tank and 750 gallon foam tank, capable of putting out up to 750 gallons of foam a minute. Formerly Engine 601, Engine 608 now serves the Ranchland Hills subdivision and is special called to any incident in the city requiring large amounts of foam.
In today's walk-around, we are privileged to have Gerrit U. share his beautiful large-scale model of a Magirus Rescue Pumper!
About the Magirus Rescue Pumper Model:
The fire department of Ulm (Germany, Population of ~125,000) consists of 15 individual, mostly voluntary, departments and more than 50 vehicles. Most of the fire trucks and all of the turnable ladders are manufactured by the company Magirus, which is based in Ulm. The Lego-truck itself has no real engine it is modeled after, but the light-yellow stickers are the current design of the FD Ulm and the Magirus “Team Cab” front- and “Alu Fire” rear-superstructure of the vehicle are currently procured in new engines. As a Lego model, the basic idea was to build an engine with detailed exterior but also an interior as detailed as possible with Lego-bricks, while maintaining some technical functions. The model has a working suspension (independent suspension on the front, suspended ridig axle with differential on the back, 10 yellow shock absorbers because of the weight of 1,5kg – 3,3lbs), functional steering and driving (2x4 rear-wheel-drive) by a buwizz and an L-motor. The Engine is based on an IVECO Eurocargo 150 320 4x4, converted by Magirus, has an “Team Cab” cabin for a group of 9 firefighters in total (2 breathing aparatus inside the cabin) and an Alu-Fire-3 superstructure with 7 individual compartments and one compartment on the roof. The pump is, typical for German designs, rear mounted with an internal watertank (used to store the buwizz for driving the lego model). The equipment stored inside the compartments is an approximation of what a rescue pumper would carry: water hoses (rolled, in “hose carrying baskets” and quick intervention equipment), nozzles, manifolds, foaming agents, 2 portable ladders, fan for ventilation, 2 additional breathing apparatus, suction hoses, fire extinguishers, fire hydrant (with wrench), broom, shovel, pike pole, chainsaw, chocks, power generator, spotlight with tripod, hydraulic resque tools (shear, spreader, cylinder), supporting materials, breaking tools. (Different equipment like spineboard, binding agent, hose bridges, hose reel on the back are planned to be added).
This week's walk-around comes from one of my favorite builders! Sven's HME Model 34 is amazingly accurate to the real life rig, featuring details such as the reflective striping, chevrons, hoses, and even the license plate! This replica was built to commemorate the firefighters who risk their own lives to fight wildfires, those who died in the line of duty, and civilians who lost their lives as a result of the devastating wildfires. Job well done on this cute little rig!
About the HME Model 34:
The HME Model 34 is a 4x4 wildland firefighting apparatus that resulted from working with CAL FIRE. Despite its size, the HME Model 34 can access areas where other trucks cannot fit, yet carry all the necessary tools and equipment to combat wildland fires. The HME Hydra Technology™ delivers fire suppression with 500-GPM performance and a 500-gallon tank.
Continuing the trend of outstanding builds, my buddy Jeff B. has recently completed this beautiful tower ladder. What makes this apparatus really unique is the blue ladder, a bold color choice compared to the regular white, gray, or even black aerials commonly seen today.
About Sherman Terrace Tower 5:
Sherman Terrace Fire Dept Tower 5 is a 2016 Pierce Velocity PUC 100’ RM Tower Ladder equipped with a 1500gpm pump, 500 gal of water, 30 gal of Class A foam, and 30 gal of Class B foam.
About Sherman Terrace:
Sherman Terrace is a booming community with a population of 26,457 in 6.5 square miles. Sherman Terrace Fire Department staffs 6 apparatus with 28 full time members. Other apparatus include (1) 2000 Ferrara Inferno Custom Pumper, (1) 2016 Pierce Velocity PUC Tower Ladder, (1) 2019 Medix MSV-II 170 Type I Ambulance on a Ford F-450 chassis, and (2) Identical 2017 Chevrolet Tahoe Chief vehicles.