Think you are mistaking the foam tender with the foam engines. The Foam tender is a 1992 Mack with I think 2 or 3 foam tanks each 1,000 gallons. Shame to see it is gone if that is truly the case.The present foam tender was only about five years old wasn't it? Certainly not time for replacement, I wonder how they decided they didn't need them any longer? Certainly seems likely risks that would require large quantities of foam haven't gone down any.
I would have to think maybe the MERVs now unless they were replaced and I have no idea. Like MERV 1 last I know of was a 2004 bus.If the Foam Tender is still in service (or if it was recently retired), it is still 28 years old. While that might not have been unusual back in the day (think water towers or marine units), it is a REALLY long term of service for a current day rig. Does anyone know what rig might be the oldest still in active, front line service in FDNY?