Middle Island Fire Department

Organized in 1948, the department provides Fire, Rescue & ALS level EMS protection to a primarily residential & commercial area including the heavily traveled Middle Country Road. Operating from two stations, 35 volunteers responds to an average of 1,500 alarms.

Engine 5-15-5 - 2006 Pierce Contender 1500 gpm/750 gal.

Stumpjumper 5-15-3 - 2013 AM General/Chivvis 750 gpm/600 gal./10 gal. foam

Entering service in the spring of 2013, this rig replaced a 1952/2007 AM General/Hendrickson. The first all hydraulic steer stumpjumper operated on Long Island, this rig features a standard size steering wheel that can be operated with one hand. In addition, it features a large pump and foam tank.

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Responding from the headquarters firehouse, the department operates two engines, a tanker,     brush truck, heavy rescue, fire police, an ambulance & an ALS first responder vehicle.

Tanker 5-15-11 - 1978/1991 Peterbilt/Howe/US Tank 500 gpm/4500 gal.

Originally delivered with a square tank body, this rig was refurbished in 1991 with an elliptical tank. This rig played an integral role in providing water at a mutual aid operation - a nearby department (with a municipal water system) responded to a fatal fire within an apartment complex that had a defective hydrant system. Faced with the lack of a water source (other than booster tanks), the quick thinking chief quickly requested this rig along with a neighboring tanker to provide a secure water source.

Special thanks to Chief of Department Bill Nevin, Asst. Chief Kenny Donnelly, Ex-Chief Matt Gropper, Co# 2 Capt. Andrew DeSantis & Lt. Joe Calise for their assistance positioning these rigs for photos.

Heavy Rescue 5-15-18 - 2014 Pierce Impel

Seating eight (7 with SCBA), this rig replaced a 1991 Pierce Lance four door walk-in/walk-through heavy rescue. It features a light tower, absorbent hopper, a 9,000 lb. portable bumper mounted winch with synthetic cable and a mini-fridge for rehab supplies. It has several “unyque” features including hinged fold-down compartment doors (rated for 500 lbs.) to provide access to upper shelves as well as a walkway behind the cab to access the coffin compartments (12’ attic ladder, Stokes basket, etc.). Responding to MVA’s and mutual aid RIT assignments, it is equipped with Hurst® extrication tools (two spreaders and cutters, one of each pre-connected), Hurst E-draulic® cutter/spreader, a Lukas® hybrid extrication tool with portable power unit, rescue struts, RIT gear, BLS equipment including an AED and a multi-port air cart.

Fire Police 5-15-14 - 2013 Ford F-550/Spartan ERV

Designed for traffic control operations, this rig features a “unyque” illuminated Blue LED message board mounted above the rear compartment. A slide-out tray in the rear compartment (remounted

from the previous fire police vehicle) carries assorted traffic control equipment and an on-board mini-fridge contains supplies for rehab.