This is not a toy and not suitable for children under the age of 14. This highly detailed scale model contains small, intricate pieces that may present a choking hazard.
This Ashburn Volunteer Fire-Rescue Department Engine 606 scale model is a museum grade replica. Like all Fire Replicas models, every detail is modeled to perfection and with razor sharp precision. The replica features the specific department configuration and graphics, leaving no detail overlooked. The display case is custom manufactured with high quality acrylic and resin. The stainless steel etched plate features the department and truck name, and department seal. This replica is a treasure to be displayed and admired and is in no way a toy.
Ashburn, Virginia is located in Loudoun County thirty miles northwest of Washington D.C. and is part of the Washington Metropolitan area. Numerous subdivisions, businesses, and busy roadways provide ample fire and rescue emergency calls (4,500 calls a year) for the members of the Ashburn Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department (AVFRD).
AVFRD operates from two stations. Organized in 1944, Station 6 is located in “old town” Ashburn and houses three engines, two ladder trucks, three ambulances, and a variety of support vehicles. Over the years, Loudoun County has experienced tremendous growth. To keep up with this growth, AVFRD opened Station 22 in the Lansdowne area which houses two engines and two ambulances. AVFRD members are well trained and ready to respond at a moment’s notice to the 4,500 annual emergency calls AVFRD receives.
The AVFRD apparatus fleet consists of a variety of trucks built by Ferrara Fire Apparatus. In late 2014, the volunteers at AVFRD took delivery of two Ferrara Ignitor fire trucks and assigned them to Engine 606 (“War Wagon”) in Ashburn and Engine 622 (“Rt. 7 Express”) at the Lansdowne station. These new Ferrara engines came with some unique characteristics when compared to the other trucks in the fleet. The new engines were designed and built as “city engines”, better equipped to handle a busy area. In addition, the new Ferrara’s were painted in a unique and striking black over yellow, the first apparatus of the AVFRD fleet to be painted in the new colors.
This is a beautiful engine with many detailed parts. The inside of the cab has dual windshield fans and an orange flashlight in the middle console. The exterior is exquisite with to many details to name off. The pump panel is very detailed with all of the proper gauges. It has the deck monitor on top along with the ac ventilation system above the cab. All of the appropriate warning lights are there throughout, along with proper decals. The front of the engine has the scale windshield wipers which I think is an awesome touch since the started assembling and applying them separately. On the officers side there is a small extinguisher which adds to the detail. The real life ferrara has the historic large cab with high viability windows....which this model mirrors. There is also a radio antenna on tbe cab.
All in all it appears to me this company gets more detailed with each release. You could take any of their scale models.....take a photo of it the appropriate way...and you would think it was the real engine. I hope they continue with the little details inside the cab even if it's just for a couple things because to me it makes such a difference. I own several of their models and each one astounds me in thier own special way. If you have ever hesitated on ordering one....try one out. You won't be disappointed. Erik Fults on 24th Apr 2017