Code 3 Benedict, MD Engine 5-2 - Pierce Dash Pumper (13043)
Release: June 2010
Edition Quantity: 1,500
Dimensions: 6 L x 2.5 H x 2 W
From Benedict, Maryland comes a new bright yellow Pierce Dash Pumper, the
latest addition to the Benedict Fire Department fleet. This Pierce Dash Pumper
is a classic and will make a great addition to your replica Fleet
The Benedict Volunteer Fire Department Engine 5-2 Pumper was entered into
service in 2003 and remains the newest rig in the Department. Stats for this
* 2003 Pierce Dash model
* 2000 gallons pre minute pump
* 750 gallon capacity
* 25 gallons Class A Foam
* AmKus Rescue System on board
* Engine 450 HP Detroit 60 Series
Thanks to Sean J. Kerrigan, assistant Fire & EMS chief of the Benedict VFD & Rs,
Inc for the assistance in developing this great model. With the first hand
knowledge of the Rig, the detail is excellent in this model.
The Benedict Volunteer Fire Department and Rescue Squad was officially organized
and incorporated in 1950. A few years earlier after a fire in the community,
several citizens banded together and purchased a used fire engine; a 1929 open
cab International. It was equipped with a minimum quantity of hose and little
else. Running gear and safety equipment, as we know, was not used. The engine
was stored in a small shed behind the Hotel across from the ferry slip, and the
batteryfrom the ferry was used to run the engine when an emergency was called.
Mr. Joseph Higdon donated a small piece of land, on which our first station was
erected, augmented by a second engine a 1934 international. Between 1952 and
1956, several vintage engines were used for various periods of time.
On May 1, 1956, the department purchased its first piece of new apparatus, a
Four Wheel Drive Motor Co. 750 gpm pumper.
In 1961 the first improvements were made to the station by the adding of three
new bays. They currently have 6 bays, 2 ClassA Pumpers, 1 Tanker, 2 Brush units,
1 Ambulance, 1 Chief's car, 1 Command unit, 1 Ems utility, 1 Boat, 1 Marine
Support Unit, and 1 Zodiac.