Release: August 2009
Edition Quantity: 1,500
The Iona McGregor Engine 260 is a replica of the Sutphen Monarch.
This 2006 model has a Hale Pump with a 1500 GPM capability & 750 gallon tank along with 30 gallon Foam Tank.
The Cummings ISL 370 Horsepower engine is coupled with an Allison 3060 HD Transmission.
Engine 260 has a Full LED light package.
Located in Lee county Florida, the Iona McGregor Volunteer Fire Department and Rescue Squad Incorporated came into being on April 28, 1965. In that same year the Department acquired its first fire engine, a 1957 Ford Tandem Tanker with a portable pump attachment that was actually on loan from the Florida Division of Forestry. In early 1966 the Department received another rig on loan form a volunteer and local fire equipment company executive, a 1943 International Pumper with a high pressure fog.
Things changed and by 1971 the Department added its first all new Engine, a 1969 John Bean with a 500 gpm Pump. Other improvements included two way radio equipment, and the first tone alert system. The first Fire Station was built with dedicated Volunteer labor and funds donated by local firefighters and citizens.
In early 1972 the Department started staffing twenty four hours a day and added the first full time paid Firefighter. By the end of 1972 the Iona-McGregor Department added two more new trucks to the fleet, a John Bean 750 gpm and a quick attack truck with high pressure fog and returned the Division of Forestry Truck. By the end of 1976 six full time certified Firefighters manned the department supplemented by the dedicated Volunteer members. In 1986 the Iona-McGregor Department disbanded as a Volunteer organization and became a fully paid Department and in the same year the District purchased its first Aerial equipment and the number of full time employees reach 85 members. Fire station 3 opened in 1990 and was followed by a new facility replacing Station 1 in October 1994 designed to meet the demands of the Iona area well into the 21st Century. This was followed by Station 4 in September of 2003, built to house personnel and equipment needed to respond to hurricane situations and included the first Training Tower.
The Code 3 model of Engine 260 is a replica of an iconic piece of equipment that is cherished by the Department and the community. The dramatic mural on the Engine is a testament to the dedication of the volunteers that built this Department and the crew that now provides protection for this Florida Community.
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