Unit : Old Engine 841
Pictured here is the former Engine 841. It is a 1985 EEI pumper built on a GMC 750 chassis. It featured a 1000 gallon water tank and a 1000 gpm Hale two-stage pump which was the first mid-mount pump ever purchased by BCFD. Up until this point all we knew were front mount pumps, this truck is retired & has served many roles for our department, from 1st out engine to reserve status as a tanker & finally as a reserve engine that became a front line piece of apparatus on all woods fires. The new E-841 arrived on December 1st 2008 & was placed in service on December 8th, 2008. E-841 ran it's final call on the morning of December 1st at 05:30 hours, it's final assignment was the 3rd due engine on a residential structure fire. E-841 was retired as the most used of all of our trucks. It has been in service, pumping more water on the fire ground than any of the other engines in our fleet. This truck has also been involved in almost every single major fire in Harnett County. It has even been into Wake, Johnston, Moore & Cumberland counties for major structure fires. Every department around has benefited from the use of this truck. It was sold for 8,000 dollars in January 2009.