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Ladder 5-15-1 - 1997 Pierce Dash 105’/1750 gpm/300 gal.

Responding districtwide from Station 2 as the department’s truck company, this rig features a pre-piped waterway and breathing air at the tip. Seating eight (five with SCBA), it is equipped with a 100’ 1-3/4” front bumper attack line, three crosslays (two 200’ 1-3/4”, one 250’ 2-1/2”) and 115’ of ground ladders. It also carries a thermal imager, multi-gas meter, AC current detector, Stokes basket, RIT pack, Dewalt® battery operated reciprocating saw, 4x4 cribbing and assorted ventilation saws.

Special thanks to Company 2 Lt. Joe Calise & FF Bryan Astrin for their assistance with positioning these rigs for photos and providing specifications on the apparatus.

Special Operations 5-15-22 - 1990 Ford E-350/PL Custom

Originally designed and operated as a fire police unit for traffic control, this rig was converted in the late 1990’s for use as a special operations equipment cache. Featuring a crew cab module built into the body, it carries support equipment for a variety of special operations. Its’ equipment inventory includes a trash pump with hard suction line and 100’ of 2-1/2” hose, 1,500’ of 1/2” rescue rope with associated rigging gear (including pre-rigged haul systems) and 900’ of ice rescue rope on a reel. Rescuer PPE for assorted operations includes water/ice survival suits, swift water flippers, PFD’s (swift water & near shore), throw bags, search lights and Class 3 harnesses.

Marine Rescue 5-15-26 - 2011 Rescue One

Featuring a dive platform and marine air horn, it is equipped with PFD’s, swift water throw bags and a handheld floodlight.

Stumpjumper 5-15-2 - 2003 AM General 750 gpm/300 gal.

Responding from Station 2, this rig features GPS navigation and radio headsets in the cab. It is equipped with four “pony” lines plumbed to the tank, a 100’ roll of forestry hose, 100’ of 1-3/4” attack line, a 3” “pony length” for refilling the tank, a chainsaw and assorted hand tools. The artwork depicting the 9/11 memorial and the company patch was hand painted by company members.

Engine 5-15-9 - 2010 Pierce Contender 1500 gpm/750 gal.

Responding from Station 2, this rig replaced a 1993 Pierce Dash. It has a twin that operates out of Headquarters and formerly responded as a rescue engine equipped with Hurst® extrication tools. It is equipped with a 100’ 1-3/4” front bumper attack line, rear mounted booster reel, 1,300’ of supply line (500’ of 3”, 800’ of 5” LDH), five SCBA, a thermal imager, multi-gas meter and an AED.

Engine 5-15-4 - 2013 International Workstar 4x4/Spartan ERV 1000 gpm/500 gal.

Having replaced a 2008 GMC 4x4/Crimson 1000 gpm/300 gal. midi-pumper that was retired in 2012, this rig is assigned to respond for auto accidents, vehicle and dumpster fires. Seating five (four with SCBA), it features a 15,000 lb. front bumper mounted Warn® winch and an absorbent hopper built into the body. For firefighting, it is equipped with a 100’ 1-3/4” front bumper attack line, two crosslays (one 200’ 1-3/4” pre-connected, one 250’ 2-1/2” deadlay), 800’ of 3” supply line and an additional SCBA for the driver. For rescue operations, it carries a Hurst® 40” spreader and cutter with portable power unit, cribbing, Res-Q-Jacks®, Dewalt® battery powered reciprocating saw and a Stokes basket.