1. #26
    Philip C
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    The LVFD is a volunteer corporation with approximately 90 members, of which 40-50 ride regularly. We fall under the Prince George's County Fire/EMS Department and have 4 career county ffs (1 captain, 3 ffs) who staff the station M-F, 0700-1500. The rest is covered by our volunteer members.

    The corporation owns 3 engines, 1 tower ladder, a pickup truck, mobile command van, and a new Ford Expedition. A Crown Vic is donated by a local dealership each year for the chief and the county provides another car for our deputy or assistant chief to use. All of this is run from 1 station.

    We serve a population of over 50,000 in our first due which is mainly residential and commercial and provide mutual aid to 3 surrounding counties; our nickname is Border Patrol. Our station is manned around the clock and we don't respond from home. Currently 3 members live at the station and more sleep in each night. Our members and career staff responded to 3279 calls in 2000.

    Check us out at www.laurelvfd.org and take care and be safe.

    Phil Clinard
    Laurel VFD
    Prince George's Co Sta 10
    Laurel, MD

  2. #27
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    Our department covers 27 sq. miles in eastern Hyde Park, N.Y. It was established in a "no mans land" where no one else wanted to protect. It consists of the following:

    3 Engine Companies
    6 Engines (various years)
    1 Ladder Truck
    1 Heavy Rescue
    1 Ambulance (BLS)
    1 Brush Truck

    We have 1 Chief and 3 Assistant Chiefs
    each company has a Captain and two Lieutenants, the rescue and ambulance each have Captains and Lieutenants as well as a truck Lieutenant and a Fire Police squad with their own capt and lieuts.
    Our district protects historical landmarks such as the Culinary Institute of America and the Elenaore Roosevelt estate.

    Jeffrey D. Grey-Captain
    Roosevelt Fire District-Hyde Park,N.Y.

  3. #28
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    Our dept consists of 45 members. We cover a 10 sq. mile are with a pop of 5,000. Last year we responded to 65 calls up from 45 in '99. We have (2) engines, (1) heavy rescue, and (1) tanker. We are building a new station this spring that will house a new aerial.

    Stay Safe, Stay Alive!!

  4. #29
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    Our all volunteer deptartment is made up of 35 members of which 20 are classified as extrication specialist. we cover 8000 residents living in approx. 85 sq miles....we have 2 stations that house:

    3 engines
    2 tankers
    1 brush truck
    1 rescue and
    2 squads

    Tom Pysh
    Ellsworth/Somerset V.F.D. www.geocities.com/esvfd3870

    [This message has been edited by esvfdfirefighter (edited 01-22-2001).]

  5. #30
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    We are a combo dept, with approx. 40 paid and 100+ volunteers operating out of 5 stations protecting 35,000+ people

    Paid Personnel:
    1- Chief
    2- Division Chiefs
    1- Fire Marshal
    1- Fire Training Officer
    1- EMS Training Officer
    1- Automotive Machanic
    1- Administrative Assistant
    6- Fire Lieutenants/Medics
    24 Firefighters/Medics

    Volunteer Personnel:
    4- District Chiefs
    4- Assistant Chiefs
    12 Captains
    8- Lieutentants
    90- Firefighters
    * About half of the volunteer force are EMS trained in anywhere from First responder to paramedic level

    Engine 11 - 1996 Seagrave
    Engine 13 - 1995 Seagrave
    Engine 21 - 1977 Seagrave
    Engine 23 - 1986 Seagrave
    Engine 31 - 1995 Seagrave
    Engine 33 - 1985 Grumman Firecat
    Engine 41 - 1984 Grumman Firecat
    Engine 42 - 1980 Seagrave
    Engine 51 - 1986 Seagrave
    Tanker 52 - 1979 White Refurb
    Truck 12 - 1998 Seagrave Quint
    Truck 32 - 1992 Pierce Arrow Quint
    Rescue 1 - 1997 Freightliner
    Rescue 21 - 1996 Ford
    Medic 1 - 1996 Chevy/E-One Type I
    Medic 2 - 1995 chevy/E-One Type I
    Medic 3 - 1995 Ford Econoline Type II
    Medic 4 - 1995 Ford Econoline Type II
    Airport 1 - 199? Oshkosh
    Airport 2 - 199? Oshkosh
    Airport 3 - 198? Walters
    Utility 11 - 1992 GMC Sierra Pickup
    Utility 31 - 1995 Chevy Pickup
    Utility 41 - 1999 Chevy Pickup
    Fire 1 - 1992 Chevy Blazer
    Fire 2 - 1992 GMC Jimmy
    Fire 3 - 1995 Chevy Blazer
    Fire 4 - 1995 Chevy Blazer
    Water Rescue - Zodiac
    Water Rescue - Cataraft
    Water Rescue - River Jet Boat
    ARFF Foam Trailer
    2 MCI Wells Cargo Trailers

  6. #31
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    Our dept. is all volunteer, and covers portions of two towns; one with a water system and one without.

    We have about fifty members of which about thirty are active. Two stations, about 250 calls per year - no EMS calls(these are handled by volunteer ambulance and rescue organizations from the two towns).

    Chief, 3 Asst. Chief, 2 Capts., 4 Lts., 1 Safety Off; several Fire Police with their own Capt. & Lt.

    Car 1 - Chief's car

    Engine 2 - brush truck (converted military),
    800 gal, 60GPM PTO pump, high
    pressure pump, float pump

    Engine 3 - 750 gal, 750GPM front end pump,
    2500 gal folding tank

    Engine 4 - 1000gal, 1000GPM

    Engine 5 - 1000gal, !000GPM

    Engine 6 - 1000 gal, 1250GPM, built-in foam

    Engine 7 - Utility body pickup, 4X4, 250 gal,
    125GPM skid unit

    Tanker 1 - 3000 gal, 1250GPM, 3000gal
    folding tank, 60 gal foam cans

    Bucket 1 - Utility body with 35' bucket - non
    emergency (alarm sys. maint.)

    Trailer 1 - Ice rescue equipment; 1/2 ton
    converted military

    Trailer 2 - Portable pump unit; variety of
    trash and pressure pumps

    Never stop learning, and keep safety first and foremost always!

  7. #32
    tony peric
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    We are in Mason County,W.Va. Which is on the state border, we border Ohio. We have two major rivers, the Ohio and the Kanahwa. Both have major barge traffic year round, and in the summer many pleasure craft. I don't know the exact square milage of our area. I would say that it is at least a quarter of the county though. We also cover the city of Point Pleasant,where we are based. We have two stations in town. The equipment is as follows: Eng.1 1973 Ford American
    Eng.2 1996 Quaility
    Eng.3 2000 E-One
    Eng.4 1982 FMC
    Rescue 10 1978 American Lafrance
    Aerial 1 1978 Pierce
    2 boats and a multi purpose car
    We average 400 calls a year,also we don't run any EMS. The county does EMS. Our dept. has the only thermal imager in the area also. We hope to replace our ladder this year.

  8. #33
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    well guys here is my dept as follows 10 paid personelle including cheif basicaly 3 guys per shift working 24 on 48 off and we have 30 paid on call personelle we are an EMT-intermediate service so we have as follows

    1 - 1998 road rescue ambulance Intermediate service ice rescue equipment.
    1-1995 pierce saber pumper 1000 gals water 1500gpm pump 6 man cab BLS supplies front suction,
    1-1982 mack pumper/tanker 1750 gallons water (these last two are our first due engines)
    1-1978 mack pumper 750 gallons water rescue pumper this has our big jaws on them with intermediate supplies.
    1-1995 chevy 2500 brush truck 300 gallons water
    1-1980 pierce mini pumper 300 gallons water this is our rescue engine with our mini jaws and exstrcation equipmentand intermediate supplies.
    1-1997 chevy suburban command vehicle and BLS supplies,arson,haz-mat.
    1-1978 sutphen arial ladder 300 gallons water BLS supplies , roap rescue
    1-1993 chevy chassis pumper 1750 gallons
    1-1998 crown victoria cheifs vehicle
    1-1998 16 foot john boat water rescue

  9. #34
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    My Dept. is a combo dept with the following:

    1 Fire Chief*
    2 Division Fire Chiefs*
    1 Fire Marshal*
    1 Fire Training Officer*
    1 EMS training Officer
    2 Administrative people
    (* All drive Chevy Blazers)

    Station 1 - Juneau Station
    - 12 Career personnel, 15 volunteer personnel
    - 1995 Seagrave pumper
    - 1996 Seagrave pumper
    - 1998 Seagrave 105' Quint
    - 1996 Chey E-One Type I Ambulance
    - 1995 Ford Econoline Type II Ambulance
    - 1992 Chevy Sierra Utility Pickup Truck

    Station 2 - Douglas Station
    - 30 volunteer personnel
    - 1977 Seagrave pumper
    - 1986 Seagrave pumper
    - 1996 Ford Rescue Truck
    - 1994 Wells Cargo MCI Trailer

    Station 3 - Glacier Station
    - 18 career personnel - 30+ volunteers
    - 1995 Seagrave pumper
    - 1985 Grumman Firecat pumper
    - 1992 Pierce Arrow 75' Quint
    - 1997 Freightliner Rescue Truck
    - 1995 Chevy E-One Type I ambulance
    - 1995 Ford Econoline Type II ambulance
    - 199_ Oshkosh ARFF Truck
    - 199_ Oshkosh ARFF Truck
    - 198_ Walters ARFF Truck
    - 1995 Chevy Utility Pickup Truck
    - 1994 Wells Cargo MCI Trailer
    - Water Rescue River boat and Zodiac

    Station 4 - Auke Bay Station
    - 30+ volunteer personnel
    - 1985 Grumman firecat Pumper
    - 1980 Seagrave pumper
    - 1999 Chevy Utility Pickup Truck
    - River Rescue Cataraft

    Station 5 - Lynn Canal Station
    - 1986 Seagrave pumper
    - 1979 White Refurb Tanker (3500 gal)

  10. #35
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    we are a voluteer dept. in north carolina. we have 38 members and operate 5 peices of apparatus.

    1987 Mack/EEI 1250gpm/750gal
    1975 Mack/american eagle 1000gpm/500gal
    1979 chevy/atlas 300gpm/1500gal
    1993 Ford F350 brush unit
    1975 chevy step van

    We are in the process of purchasing a new pumper/tanker and a new support vehicle. We average about 150 to 200 fire calls a year and 270 to 300 first responder calls a year.

  11. #36
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    Our department covers 18,000 people with 49 vol. members, and 3 paid FF during the weekdays. We average approx. 1000 calls per year. We run out of two stations. For every engine/rescue we have a captain and lieutenant. We run fire/rescue/hazmat/ems(bls).

    1 Chief
    1 Assit. Chief
    1 Deputy Chief

    Main Station:
    2 pumpers
    1 rescue
    1 tanker
    1 utitliy truck

    Second Station:
    1 pumper

    [This message has been edited by dimab (edited 02-06-2001).]

  12. #37
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    We are made up entirely of volunteers but our fire marshal is paid. We have about 25 member on the roster, of which about 15 are active. We have the following:

    E1 1989 Pierce Dash pumper
    E2 1969 Ward LaFrance/Ford C-800 pumper
    Squad 3 1994 Ford Crown Victoria

    That '69 Ward LaFrance is being taken out of service at the end of February to be replaced by a brand new Pierce pumper.

    Be safe.

  13. #38
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    We are an all volunteer dept., 30 members, 1 chief, 2 asst. chiefs, 3 captains. We run about 120 calls a year. Although we have several EMT-B's on board, the EMS is a seperate org.,we run only as support & rescue. We cover about 600 sq.miles of territory & serve approx. 5000 citizens.
    We have 3 city pumpers:
    93 E-one 1000gal.- 1250 gpm
    85 Boardman 750 gal- 1000gpm
    62 Boardman 750gal- 750gpm
    1 Tanker
    83 Freigtliner 5000 gal.
    2 Brush trucks
    92 GMC 1000gal.- 500gpm (also serves as county pumper)
    83 Gmc 300gal.- 300gpm
    1 Rescue- 98 Chevy crew cab
    82 Suburban (personel)
    87 Suburban (Chief)
    77 Chevy 1 ton (LDH hose truck)
    We carry an ISO rating of 4.

  14. #39
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    I am with an all volunteer dept as well, out of SE Texas. Our district is approximately 51 sq. miles, and we serve approimately 1,000+ people. We also run an all volunteer EMS service for our area as well. At present we have in the area of 35 members. Our equipment is as follows. On each truck we have a Captain and a Lieutenant.

    1) 1978 Ford C-800 Pumper, 1,000 gal capacity, 1,000 gpm pump
    2) 1979 Ford F-700 Pumper, 750 gal capacity, 750 (?) gpm pump
    3) 1964 Ford C-550 Rescue 1, 750 gal capacity, 750 gpm pump.
    4) 1978 Ford L-750, Tanker 1, 2,000 gal cpacity, 10 inch quick dump
    5) 1975 Ford F-750, Tanker 2, 1,500 Gql capacity.


    1985 Ford E-350 400 cu inch.
    1985 Ford F-350 Diesel
    1993 Ford E-350 Wheeled coach Diesel

    This is our dept. in a nutshell, I am working constantly on our departments website.

    Feel free to drop by and leave any comments. http://www.westlakevfd.org

  15. #40
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    I'm a member of Norristown Fire dept/Fairmount Engine co 2. Our Fire co is part of the Norristown fire dept borough. It's a Combo deptartment with paid and volunteer staff.

    The Norristown Fire Department currently has over 200 Volunteer Firefighters under the direction of the Chief of the Department, and five Assistant Chiefs representing the five Fire Companies (Fairmount, Hancock, Humane, Montgomery, and Norris). In addition, the department has 12 full-time personnel and five Assistant Fire Marshals who are under the supervision of the Fire Marshal.

    The Fire Marshal is responsible for Career Fire Fighters and Assistant Fire Marshals who conduct inspections of educational, industrial, and commercial structures to ensure compliance with all codes to protect the health, safety, and general welfare of our community. The Fire Marshal investigates every fire or explosion within the Borough which results in serious injury or damages property.

    Other units in the Fire Department are the Fire Police, consisting of a Captain and approximately 20 members, and the Dive Rescue Unit of more than 30 members led by a captain.

    The town of Norristown, Pa Fire dept consist of a 7 company
    Hancock fire co
    Fairmount Engine co
    27-11 1996 E-ONE 110' Aerial Ladder
    27-6 1986 GMC/Saulsbury Heavy Rescue
    Humane fire co
    Montgomery fire co
    Norris fire co
    Dive rescue

    Our Fire dept website http://www.norristownvfd.org/NFD.html
    Fairmount Engine co 2's Website http://members.tripod.com/Fairmount27D/index.html


  16. #41
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    We are one of 3 vol. compinies in our town . We all protect 2.2 sq miles and 10,000 people. we have 45 on the books but only about 18 are active.We ran to 180 fire calls 3 or 4 working fires a yr, 10 car fires, 3 mutual aid calls. the rest are smells and bells calls. we run 3 engines 1 1993 kme 1250 gpm pumper 2 1981 pierce 100gpm pumper and 3 1965 amercaican lafrance 750 gpm pumper

  17. #42
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    My department is all volunteer. We provide Fire suppression, Rescue, and EMS. We operate out of 1 station, cover about 150 give or take square miles,in a rural area. We have 30 members, 13 are EMT's, 6 are ALS. Our officers are Chief, Asst. Chief, Capt., and 2 Lt.'s(I'm one) We run about 75 fire calls and 250 EMS calls in a year. We have no municipal water supply,(closed hydrant is 15 miles) so it's all dry hydrants,ponds, and tanker shuttle. Our apparatus is as follows:
    Fire 351- 1993 Freightliner/E-One 1250gpm/1250tank
    Fire 352- 1982 Chevrolet/Atlas 350gpm/1250 tank
    Fire 355- 1987 Chevrolet/Pierce 350gpm/350 tank Mini-Pumper
    Fire 356- 1973 Chevrolet Converted Oil Tanker 250gpm/1500tank
    Rescue 351- 1998 Chevrolet/Horton Type I 4x4 Ambulance
    Rescue 352- 1987 Chevrolet/Horton Type I
    Rescue 358- 2000 Freightliner/KME walk-around medium duty rescue (pictured in Dec 2000 apparatus showcase)

    We're located in Callands,Va. Our county (Pittsylvania) is the largest (in land area) in Va, and is served by 22 all volunteer fire departments, 5 or them provide EMS also, and 4 all vol. Rescue Squads. If our county had only one agency and was all these people and apparatus were counted together it would easily be a large and have a comparable call volume to rescue678250's. Stay safe everyone!

  18. #43
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    My all volunteer fire department in Northeast cough, cough, cough New Jersey has four strategically located companies (3 engines and 1 truck). Each company has a Lieutenant, a Captain, a Chief and about 15 members that think THEY should be.

  19. #44
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    I am a volunteer with Ardsley Fire Dept. We currently have approximately 50 Firefighters, with only 25 or so active. we run only fire, but several members are EMT. We run approximately 200 calls/year out of 1 house. Most are bells and smells, but we have had 4 structure fires in January alone so far(more than we had all of last year I think). We cover only a little over 1 square mile.

    We have 1 Chief, 2 Asst. Chiefs, 3 Captains.

    Our Apparatus:

    1988 LTI/Hahn Quint w/ 75' Stick and 1500GPM/400gallon tank(first due to all structure calls, mutual aid, if requested)

    1992 Beck 1750GPM/500Gallon tank(first due to brush fires, mutual aid-engine)

    1999 Saulsbury Fire/Rescue 1750GPM 750Gallon tank.(first due to rescue/car-fire)has new lukas rescue tool including 2 cutters, spreaders, and ram.

    Car 2011- 199? Chevy Suburban

    Car 2012- 199? Chevy Caprice

    Car 2013- Unfortunately, village does not yet provide a third Chiefs Vehicle, so he currently drives his personal vehicle(Currently a 198? Lincoln Town Car)

  20. #45
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    Red face

    we have 1 cheif
    2 asst cheifs

  21. #46
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    we have 1 cheif
    2 aas't cheifs
    2 emt's
    7 fire police
    and 2 first responders
    1 tanker
    1 engine
    12 active members
    no support from our township residents
    where do you all find funds and members


  22. #47
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    First off, does your community know what they would do without you? Try to get that out there and maybe they'll come around.

    We came up with a brochure for our dept. that stated on the front in bold black letters,

    "What if you dialed 911, and no one came?"

    We have handed these out at some of the small country stores and even left some there as well. Even handed them out at our fundraisers. You would be amazed at the response we have gotten from those brochures.

    Also, funding can be had from grants. There are a multitude of grants out there, you just have to know where to look. Give me a hollar at westlake_23@prodigy.net and I'll get you some contact information on grant writing sessions. And anything else having to do with grants I can come up with.

    By the way, where are you located?


    [This message has been edited by Westlake23 (edited 02-10-2001).]

  23. #48
    Rj Newell
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    My company is Mannington Vol. Fire Company, Station 14 located in Salem County, NJ. We are not a very big station with only 15-20 active members running a variety of apparatus

    2000- E-one cyclone 2 pumper(Our pride and joy), 1500 tank, 1500 gpm, 14-3

    1979- Great Eastern pumper body on ford Cab, 1000 tank, 1000 gpm, 14-2

    1971- Great Eastern pumper body on ford cab,
    1000 tank, 1000 gpm, 14-3a

    1986- Rescue body on Ford cab, 14-9

    1971- GMC Tractor with 9000 gallon tanker, 14-5

    1993- Ford, Ambulance 14-8

    1956- Dodge Power Wagon(ex-air Force truck),
    Snow plow, 400 gallon tank, 250 gpm, 14-4

    1931- Chevrolet pumper(Old Shaky), does not get used(obviously) but still in pretty good shape, 14-1

    We usually get about 75-100 fire calls(including alarms) a year, 20-30 automobile accidents, and 350-450 ambulance calls.

  24. #49
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    WE have 35 active members 1chief 1 deputy chief 1 captain and 4 lieutenants

    2 engines
    1 tanker
    1 brush truck

  25. #50
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    We are a combination department 2paid/40 volunteers. Running approx 500 calls per year. We do Fire/EMS (first responce and limited transport)/Rescue/and Haz-mat support (to county hazmat team).

    1 Chief
    1 Ast. Chief
    2 Batt. Chief (one safety and one training)
    3 Station Captians
    3 Lieutenants
    approx 35 FF's - (80% emt certified)

    Station #1
    1 Pierce class A pumper
    1 F-250 medical/rescue truck
    1 Dodge 1-ton brush truck
    1 2500gal tanker (tender)
    1 Van type ambulance
    County Hazmat responce trailer
    County Hazmat decon trailer

    Station #2
    1 class A pumper
    1 suburban medical responce truck
    1 dodge 1 ton brush truck
    1 heavy brush truck

    Station #3
    1 class A pumper
    1 suburban medical responce truck
    1 dodge 1 ton brush truck

    Station #4
    1 dodge 1 ton brush truck

    We cover a little more than 1700 square miles of area including suburban, rual, and wilderness area's. We have quiet farmland and heavy industry. Running thru our area are three major highways, four heavy rail lines, and an airport.

    James "Doc" Tarpley
    Battalion Chief
    Department Safety Officer
    North Tooele County VFD

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