Pompton Falls Volunteer Fire Department# 3

Wayne Fire Department

Organized in 1923, Pompton Falls is one of five independent fire companies operating as the Wayne Fire Department. Jointly serving a 28 mile response area, PFVFD once covered 1/3 of the township’s land area.

Engine 3-2 - 2005 Pierce Dash 1750 gpm/750 gal./40A foam/CAFS

Seating eight (6 with SCBA), it is equipped with a 7.5 kw diesel generator (fed from the vehicle fuel tank), “On-Spot” chains and a Backstop safety device. Five discharges are plumbed to flow foam/CAFS to the deck gun, three 1-3/4” pre-connects (one for car fires) & a 2-1/2” hosebed pre-connect.

Engine 3-5 - 2005 Pierce Dash AWD 1750 gpm/500 gal./40A foam/CAFS

Equipped with all wheel drive, this rig features a 7.5 kw diesel generator (fed from the vehicle fuel tank), an automatic deck gun and a front bumper mounted reel with 2 1/2” attack line (replaced with 1” forestry hose during brush season). It is plumbed to flow foam/CAFS to the deck gun, 1-3/4” and 2-1/2” hosebed pre-connects, 2-1/2” bumper discharge as well as an officers side 2-1/2” discharge.

FIREHOUSES

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ARTWORK

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FIREMATIC HISTORY

Tower 3 - 1996 Emergency One 110’/2000 gpm

In addition to standard truck tools, this rig is outfitted with a full complement of rope rescue gear.

Engine 3-1 - 2010 Pierce Velocity 1500 gpm/750 gal./30 gal. Class A foam

Seating seven (six with SCBA), this rig features a 10kw hydraulic generator, 200 lb. speedy-dry hopper with thru-the-body dispenser, “On-Spot” chains and a low profile pump with side access top mount pump operator panel. A Husky foam system is plumbed to five discharges (deck gun,three 1-3/4” pre-connects and one 200’ hosebed pre-connect).

The current five bay firehouse was built in 1945 by the department members who donated their weekends for an entire year to complete the project. Several additions have been completed over the years including the latest in 2006 to accommodate Engines 3-2 & 3-5.

Special thanks to Chief Dave Citer for arranging my visit as well as Lt. John Annaloro for his assistance in positioning the apparatus for photos.