Quint (fire apparatus)

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Palm Beach County Fire-Rescue Quint 57, stationed in suburban Boca Raton, Florida. This unit was manufactured by Ferrara Fire Apparatus. This is an example of a typical US quint setup.
Palm Beach County Fire-Rescue Quint 29, stationed in Royal Palm Beach, Florida. This unit was manufactured by Ferrara Fire Apparatus.

A quintuple combination pumper or quint is a fire service apparatus that serves the dual purpose of an engine and a ladder truck. The name quint is derived from the Latin prefix quinque-, meaning five, and refers to the five functions that a quint provides: pump, water tank, fire hose, aerial device, and ground ladders.[1]

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  1. ^ "Glossary". Fire Service Info. Retrieved 5 January 2014. 

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