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B-24 Minuteman First Response/Rescue Truck

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The B-24 Minuteman First Response/Rescue Truck

The B-24 Minuteman is built on a chassis with a 60-64 inch cab to axle measurement, dual rear wheels and 17,500 lb. GVW rating with a 300 gallon tank. The B-24 is typically built on a  Ford F-450 or F550 chassis*.


Standard features include:


*Other chassis manufacturers are available such as Dodge or International.



Minuteman Options

  • Blanchat restraint

    Blanchat Restraint Body Harness

    This option includes one additional body harness for the Blanchat Restraint System.

  • Wheel chock

    Wheel Chock Set

    A set of two wheel chocks are mounted in the rear wheel wells.

  • 5 lb fire extinguisher

    5 lb Dry Chemical Fire Extinguisher

    A 5 lb dry chemical fire extinguisher with 40-B:C is mounted on the bed for easy access.

  • First aid kit

    First Aid Kit

    A first aid kit is mounted in an easily accessible location.

  • 35 hp pump

    35 HP Pump

    The pump can be upgraded to a Hale HPX275 with Briggs & Stratton 35 HP V-twin overhead valve engine. The pump performance is 190 GPM at 145 PSI from draft to supply two 95 GPM nozzles with 200 feet of 1-3/4 inch hose or 250 GPM at 125 PSI from draft to supply two 125 GPM nozzles with the same size hose.

  • FoamPro 1601

    FoamPro 1601

    The FoamPro 1601 is an electronic, fully automatic, variable speed, direct injection and discharge side foam proportioning system for Class A foam. The system is accurate to within 3% of calibrated settings over the advertised operation range when installed.

  • Rowe CAFS

    Rowe CAFS

    The Rowe Equalizer system has a compact design which allows for easy installation on almost any application. From wildland to structure fires, the equalizer system has many benefits including: simplicity, reliability, effectiveness, flexibility and a lifetime warranty.

  • Tankvision mini slave

    Tankvision with Mini Slave

    The main indicator is installed in the pump panel with a mini slave in the cab.

  • 4 light indicator

    4 Light Water Level Indicator

    Four LED tank status lights (green, blue, amber and red) provide bright, easy to identify indication of water status. The option also includes a mini slave.

  • Two whiplines in crosswalk

    Two Preconnected Whiplines in Crosswalk

    The pump panel is plumbed for an additional whipline (yellow knobs) in the crosswalk.


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Standard Roll-Over Protection



The B-24 & B-27 Minuteman models (the only Minuteman models that have a crosswalk area) feature the BATROPS (Blanchat Apparatus Transverse Roll-Over Protection System) which follows Surface Vehicle Standard SAE J1194 for roll-over protective structures. This is the same standard used for agricultural tractors.


No other industry manufacturer features a Fire Attack Operational Area that follows SAE J1194 for roll-over protection.

- Greg Blanchat




Two Fire Attack Operational Areas are located directly behind the chassis cab which allow a firefighter to stand or sit during pump and roll up to 15 MPH. The center Pump Control Operational Area allows access to the top-mount pump panel. The Pump Control Operational Area does not follow SAE J1194 and should not be used while the apparatus is in motion.


Learn more about the BATROPS



Blanchat Restraint System

A four point body harness is standard which allows the firefighter full movement within the Fire Attack Operational Area but locks upon any sudden movement keeping the firefighter from being thrown.


Blanchat restraint


Learn more about the Blanchat Restraint



39.2° Vehicle Stability Test

Tilt testTilt test


The B-27 Minuteman was tilt tested at the US Forest Service Technology & Development Center in San Dimas, CA. The unit was fully loaded with fuel, tools, 400 gallons (1514 liters) of water and a weight of 250 lbs (113 kg) in the driver and passenger seating positions. The chassis' 19,500 GVWR was maxed out using sandbags.


The B-27 Minuteman accomplished 39.2° on both sides.



The “95-Percent Solution”

FRM 2008The late Larry Davis of Fire Rescue magazine called the B-27 Minuteman the “95-Percent Solution” in May 2008.














...it’s equipped to handle 95 percent of the incidents to which rural firefighters respond, and it serves as a quick-out vehicle that allows a two-person team to arrive on scene, perform size up, take some initial actions and advise incoming personnel as to what must be done.

- Larry Davis


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