Albrightsville Fire Co.

Carbon County Fire District 16

Established in 1977, this volunteer company protects Kidder Township in the northern portion    of Carbon County. The company is dispatched simultaneously with Districts 17 (Lake Harmony FD) & 18 (Kidder Twp. VFC) as well as EMS Station 17 (Lake Harmony Rescue Squad). 

Rescue Engine 1651 - 2006 Pierce Quantum 1500 gpm/750 gal/30 foam

Fully equipped for fire & rescue, it features an 8 kw generator, 6,000 watt light tower, a 9,000 lb. winch, laptop with hazmat & vehicle rescue reference material and even a stocked refrigerator and microwave!!, Its’ equipment complement includes 1,000' of 5" LDH, a full set of Holmatro rescue tools, airbags, rope rescue gear, a Stokes basket, 600 lbs. of oil dry, absorbent Haz-Mat supplies & plug kits, a CO monitor & command post equipment including a digital camera and camcorder. 

Mini Pumper 1611 (TAC 16) - 2009 Ford F-550/Pierce 500 gpm/250 gal

Equipped with a 6 speed manual transmission (a rarity among modern fire apparatus),

it is equipped with two 200’ 1-3/4” crosslays, two 150’ reels of 1” hose & 300’ of 3” supply line.

Command 1600 - 2007 GMC Yukon/Fastlane


1860 Wirt & Knox Hand-Drawn Hose Cart

This hose cart is privately owned by a former asst. chief of the Albrightsville FC. Purchased new by the City of Philadelphia in 1860, it was in active service until 1910 when it was sold to a fire company in Upper Darby (PA) where it served until 1968. It then sat dormant in a farmer’s field until 2002 when it was acquired privately and fully restored over several years. This rig was awarded Best Appearing Privately Owned Hand-drawn Apparatus at the 2009 Pennsylvania State Firemen’s Convention Parade.

Safety Trailer 1671 - 2004 Scotty

While originally photographed to show the various artwork, this unit is worth mentioning as it is quite unique serving a dual role for both fire safety education and incident command. It is equipped with fire safety training props including a smoke simulator, TV, fireplace, bedroom and hurricane/tornado simulator as well as UHF/VHF radios, command post workstations with countertop workspace, telephone hook-ups, a 30 gallon on-board water tank and even two showers!!

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