Tanker Support Unit 474 (“The Source”) - 1991 Dodge Ram 350/Mason-Dixon 750 gpm

Affectionately known as “The Source”, this custom built rig is used primarily for drafting from ponds, streams & other water sources in rural northern Baltimore County. It is equipped with a front mount pump for maximum versatility & is equipped with 1,000’ of 5” LDH & 400’ of 3” supply line. The rig received a major upgrade in 2007 with improvements for both performance & handling. These included a new turbocharger, injectors and 4” exhaust as well as new leaf springs (with extra leaves added), shocks, stabilizers & bushings and custom 19.5‘ custom aluminum wheels with industrial off-road tires.

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Brush 472 - 1983 Dodge Power Ram 250 gpm/200 gal.

Formerly operating as a tanker support unit, this rig was converted into a brush truck in 1991 following the arrival of a new unit known as “The Source” (see below for details on this rig).

Engine 471 - 2004 Seagrave Marauder 1500 gpm/1000 gal.

First due for structure fires, this rig seats 8 and is equipped with 1,000’ of 5” & 1,200’ of 3” supply line.

Engine 473 - 2010 Pierce Arrow XT 1500 gpm/1000 gal.

Responds first due to motor vehicle accidents, this rig is equipped with two 100’ pre-connected Amkus tools as well as 1,000’ of 5” LDH, 800’ of 3” line, a thermal imager, AED & 4 gas meter.

Jacksonville Volunteer Fire Co.

Baltimore County Station 47

Organized in 1953, Jacksonville’s volunteers provide Fire, Rescue & ALS level EMS transport service to a 75+ square mile response area in rural northern Baltimore County.

Copyright 2010 Tom Rinelli

Copyright 2010 Tom Rinelli

Copyright 2010 Tom Rinelli

Copyright 2010 Tom Rinelli