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Volume I, Edition 11 (Long Island Edition)

Random rigs I have photographed during my travels across Long Island!!

Jamesport (LI, NY) FD, Unit 6-1-7 - 1997 Stewart-Stephenson/Firematic

The first apparatus on Long Island utilizing the “next generation” military surplus chassis that is now being used by fire departments across the US for various applications. With it’s high suspension and four wheel drive capability, Jamesport utilizes it for both high water evacuation and brush fires. Outfitted by a local dealer, it is equipped with bench seating, a small Honda® pump and a 280 gal. water tank.

Bayport (LI, NY) FD, Marine Rescue 3-14-23 - 2005 Ford F-550/Marion

Custom built to support the department’s dive/surface water/ice rescue operations, it features front/rear winch receiver points, a roll-off awning, telescopic floodlights (including one with a Blue beacon on the mast) and walk-in body for diver suit-up. It is equipped with a rigid inflatable boat and outboard motor, PPE for both rescuers/tenders during dive/surface level operations, ice/mud rescue rigging, spare SCUBA cylinders and BLS medical gear.

Mastic Beach (LI, NY) FD, Engine 5-13-9 - 1969 Mack R/1990 Pierce 1000 gpm/500 gal.

Operating as the department’s foam unit, this rig was originally delivered with a traditional two door commercial cab. After many years of service, it was sent to Pierce in 1990 for a refurb which included the canopy cab extension and other improvements.

Lynbrook (LI, NY) FD, Engine 424 - 2014 Spartan ERV 1500 gpm/600 gal./150 foam

Operated by Hose Co# 1 as the department’s foam unit, this rig replaced an early 90’s Pierce Lance pumper. It holds the distinction of being the first Gold-over-Red apparatus among Long Island’s 181 fire departments and is one of many newer apparatus painted in “unyque” color schemes.

Town of Islip (LI, NY) Haz Mat, Unit 3-22 - 2006 Pierce Lance

Based at the Long Island MacArthur Airport ARFF firehouse, this rig features a three door cab with command post/research center and is equipped for all levels of haz-mat response. Staffed by career members of the fire marshal’s office and ARFF crew, it responds to haz-mat incidents in the 17 fire districts operating within Islip Township including the regional airport.

Special thanks are extended to the members of these departments particularly Bayport FD Commissioner Ray Reilly and LIMA Fire Rescue FF Pete Ritter for providing specifications and background history on their apparatus.