Members of the Alpha Fire Company have traveled to Pierce Manufacturing in Appleton, Wisconsin to begin the final inspection and testing of our new tanker. Tanker 519 is a Pierce, Pump In Compartment (PIC), Tanker built on a Kenworth T-800 chassis. Tanker 519 features a Cummins ISX-15 motor an Allison EVS-4900 automatic transmission and a 1000 GPM Waterous Pump with a 3000 gallon water tank. After acceptance testing is completed the unit will go to our local Pierce Dealer, Tyler Fire Equipment, Elmira, New York for the installation of the communications equipment, small equipment and tool mounting. Tanker 519 is expected to arrive in State College in mid January 2014.