Rescue 70-6 - 1996 Pierce Quantum 2000 gpm/750 gal.

Operating as a rescue engine, this engine is equipped with Holmatro extrication tools.

Established in 1948, Bethany Beach Vol. Fire Co. provides Fire, Rescue & BLS level EMS protection to a 16 mile area encompassing the oceanfront resort towns of Bethany Beach & Fenwick Island.  

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Tower 70 - 2012 Pierce Arrow XT 100’/2000 gpm/250 gal.

A virtual twin to Tower 90 of the neighboring Roxana Fire Co., this rig differs only in that it has a smaller hosebed to allow for greater amounts of compartment space. This rig replaced a 2006 Pierce Sky-Arm 100’ rear mount tower which experienced considerable mechanical issues resulting in it being retired in 2011 after being purchased back by Pierce. It features dual master streams, Stokes & roof ladder mounts on the bucket and is equipped with five pre-connects, RIT pack and technical rescue gear for high angle & confined space including a tri-pod and air cart.  

Quint 70-5 - 2012 Pierce Arrow XT 75’/2000 gpm/500 gal.

Designed to provide maximum “punch” in the densely packed streets where exposure protection is paramount, this rig is the first Pierce ever produced with dual pre-plumbed master streams (one each side), an aerial master stream and dual equipment storage boxes on the aerial. Featuring a 10kw hydraulic generator, it is equipped with four pre-connects, 500’ of 3” supply line and 1,100’ of 5” LDH as well as Hurst extrication tools, stabilization struts and a RIT pack.

Quint 70 - 1992 Pierce Dash 75’/2000 gpm/500 gal.

Special thanks to career FF/EMT Andy Johnson for his assistance in arranging this visit

& positioning the apparatus for photos.

Established in 1948, BBVFC purchased several lots and and a used building to create the original firehouse. An extension was added in 1975 with the arrival of a Sutphen tower ladder.  

Bethany Beach operates their entire fleet of a rescue engine, three quints (two 75’ rear mount aerials & a 100’ ladder tower) and two ambulances from this five bay station which includes living quarters for live-in volunteers as well as the on-duty career EMT/FF’s who staff the first due ambulance. A second two bay station housing one engine is located in Fenwick Island with living quarters for several live-in volunteer members who staff that station.