2005 Ford F-350 XLT Super Duty with Reading Utility Body
Utility 44 is 2005 Ford F-350 XLT Super Duty with a Reading Utility body. The truck was purchased in 2005 by Springfield Township's Fireman's Relief Association. The cab has seating for 5 firefighters. The utility body carries fire ground support equipment and equipment to assist Springfield Fire Police on incident scenes. The response of the Utility to incident scenes is flexible and can automatically respond if personnel is available or can be special called to any incident scene if the vehicle is needed for support. The Utility is outfitted with a traffic direction arrow to assist Fire Police with traffic control or shutting down traffic during emergencies. The utility bed area can also be used to help transport equipment back to the firehouse after major incidents and helps restore the Fire Company's apparatus in a timely manner. The vehicle can also be used to help trasnport members and equipment to various fire schools throughout the area for training.
Utility 44 at the Neptune Fire Company Parade, June 16, 2007