Squad 4-10 - 1997 Freightliner/Emergency One

Originally serving as an ambulance, this rig was retrofitted for manpower transport & traffic control. First due to traffic control calls, second due to auto accidents & when special called, it seats 8 (5 with SCBA) and is equipped with a large quantity of traffic control equipment, a mini refrigerator for rehab supplies, assorted extinguishers and a large quantity of absorbent materials for spill control.

Engine 4-10-1 - 1998 HME/New Lexington 4x4 2000 gpm/600 gal./20 AFFF

Operating as a rescue engine, it responds first due to auto accidents, rescue calls & brush fires as well as acting as the primary drafting apparatus for water supply. With seating for 8 (5 with SCBA), it features a 15KW hydraulic generator, 250’ cord reel with junction box & a 15’ 6,000 watt light tower. Its’ firefighting arsenal includes (2) 200’ 1 1/2” pre-connects, (2) 250’ 2” attack lines on reels, 200’ 2 1/2” blitz line with a Blitzfire monitor, 450’ of 3” & 250’ of 4” supply line, 1,550’ of 5” LDH (setup for a single or double lay), a 5” gated manifold with (4) 2 1/2” discharges for fill site operations, 10’ & 12‘ 6” hard suctions, assorted extinguishers, a water powered PPV fan and thermal imager. For rescue operations, it features a Holmatro CORE rescue tool system, air bags, a chain saw with carbide chain, reciprocating saw and large amounts of cribbing.

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Tanker 4-10-1 - 1994 Peterbilt/New Lexington 1750 gpm/3000 gal.

Responding first due for mutual aid tanker assists as well as third due in its’ home response area, it is set up to operate in a tanker shuttle or as a nurse tanker using single or dual folding tanks. It features (3) 10” air operated side & rear dump valves, (2) 3” gated dry tank fills with Storz couplers, (4) LDH discharges, assorted pony lengths of 4” & 5” hose, a set of 5” hose ramps and a 3,500 gallon folding tank as well as (2) 200’ 2” attack lines on reels and 2 SCBA’s.

Engine 4-10-1 (Retired) - 1966 Mack “C” 1000 gpm/1000 gal.

The pride of Witmer, it features crosslays added by the department (not a common feature on a ’66 Mack!!).

Engine 4-10-2 - 2009 Pierce Arrow XT 2000 gpm/2500 gal.

Placed into service in 2010, it seats 6 & is equipped with a total of 10 pre-connects, 1,100’ of 5” LDH supply line and a 6,000 watt 15’ light tower. It replaced a 1988 Duplex/Grumman 1750 gpm/2500 gallon pumper-tanker.

Special thanks to for assistance to Asst. Chief Chris Kauffman for his hospitality & assistance in positioning the rigs & providing background information on the company’s operations.

Witmer Fire Protective Association

Lancaster County Station 4-10

Celebrating 100 years of service in 2010, Witmer provides Fire & Rescue protection to East Lampeter Township serving a primarily Amish farming community. Sixty volunteers (many from the Amish community) answer an average of 180 calls annually.

Witmer operates their entire fleet from this four bay firehouse.

Copyright 2010 Tom Rinelli

Copyright 2010 Tom Rinelli

Copyright 2010 Tom Rinelli

Copyright 2010 Tom Rinelli

Copyright 2010 Tom Rinelli

Copyright 2010 Tom Rinelli