Indian River Vol. Fire Co. is located in "lower slower Delaware" on the ocean. We run 4 engines, 1 - 6000 gal. tanker, 1 heavy rescue, 2 brush units, 2 boats, 2 utility pieces, and a special operations trailer. Our winter population is 12,000 and summer goes to 50,000. That generates about 300 runs per year, sorry, EMS is a private concern. Boaters are our main pain, they should all get licenses. we have around 70 members and average 24 per call. Thanks for asking,and visit our Website at www.irvfc.org
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02-25-2001, 08:17 PM #81Steve HawkinsFirehouse.com Guest
02-26-2001, 12:55 PM #82MVFD5441Firehouse.com Guest
Where does everybody get so many officers is these small dept's? We have 30 members with 1 Chief (paid), 1 Marshall (paid), and 1 Asst. Chief (not paid). We cover approx 250 sq. miles mostly rural and run over 700 calls per year with about half being EMS. We have an Engine 3 Grass trucks (200 Grass fires last year) 1 rescue 2 tankers 2 support vehicles. The volunteers also got a 50% pay raise last year.
02-27-2001, 02:01 AM #83chief6000Firehouse.com Guest
I have to agree; a volunteer department as big as you say should consider becoming a paid department. Then again with that kind of dedication at no charge could be a plus. Our department consists of 2 engines 2 water tenders 2 rescue units and 2 stations. 13 volunteers, 127 square miles, population 5000+ and around 300 calls a year.
Thomas A. Stickley
Newberry Springs Fire Department
02-27-2001, 05:15 PM #84noah69Firehouse.com Guest
Our town has two departments which I think is good for the competition(response times).
Both are 100% vollys!
One station has:
1 brush truck
1 special unit
1 jet ski
80 members (only 7 active) (the only nice peice is the jet ski)
Our dept.doesn't have all those trucks. we only have what we need:
1 rescue(primary tool for the boro and 4 twp.)
3 medic units
40 members(10 active)
Our dept had 537 calls for 2000
1 asst. chief
1 Safty officer
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02-27-2001, 10:38 PM #85engineone2611Firehouse.com Guest
I am a paid FF/EMT. My volunteer dept is set up as follows.
1 Lt- Training
2 Sr firefighters to assist if no officers
We operate 3 online enigines
Eng 1610- 94 GMC Topkick 1250 Hale pump
Eng 1611- 92 FMC Roughneck 1000 Hale pump
soon to be replaced with a new Ferrara Inferno
Eng 1612- 97 Pierce 6 man 1250 Hale pump
also our rescue vehicle with mounted jaws
and portable unit. 2 100 ft reels with
35 ft protable reels. Airbag system.
Air 1640- 93 chevy van converted w/
mobile cascade system 4500psi
and lighting equipment.
Also have a 1996 crown vic command veh. The highest officer around during the day uses this vehicle all day and responds in it. The Chief takes it at night. It carrries accountablity items, emregengy decon equipment(tarps and such) and other odd and ends.
We serve a pop of appx 5000 people and average 500 runs a year with only about 50 percent being medical. We also thankfully have the strong backing of an excellent city council. ISO rating 5.
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02-28-2001, 12:35 PM #86dvfd48r6Firehouse.com Guest
Our department has 55 positions on the roster, about 48 of which are filled right now. We serve about 5000 and had 124 runs last year.(EMS is separate, which had 140 runs last year)
We work out of two stations with a total of 8 trucks in service. they are as follows
a Freightliner/3D with a 1275gpm pump and a 1700 gallon tank
Not sure on the stats
A recently rebuild Ford, has an approx 3000 gallon tank and also can be used as a pump.
Also a Ford with very similar stats.
A home build forestry tank on a old military chassis. Slow on the road, unstoppable in the woods
A Dodge, used for both structural calls as well as forestry.
A Ford van with just about everything you can think of on board
A Military Chevy pickup to which we added a tank and a pump.
02-28-2001, 02:28 PM #87sloepoke1Firehouse.com Guest
Shew am I glad I am where I am! I am on a very small Dept. with only 17 members 9 active. Although our newest pumper is a 1984 FMC with a 1250 pump 750 booster tank. WE might be lucky if we get 3 members for a day time call but almost everyone turns out at night.
The hardest fire to put out is the one that can be avoided by educating the public!
02-28-2001, 03:56 PM #88spotthedalmationFirehouse.com Guest
We Run 400+ Runs a Year with:
1981 ALF/Saulsbury Pumper 1500 Pump/1000 Tank
1989 Mack/FMC Pumper 1250 Pump/1000 Tank
1999 Pierce Dash/2000 Pump/1000 Tank/12KW Generator
1989 Hahn/Saulsbury 21' Heavy Rescue/TNT Tools/25kW Generator.
1994 S&S Tanker/1250 pump/2000 Tank
1963 Dodge Powerwagon Brush/250 Pump/300 Tank
GMC Utility Van with Lights/Hazmat
03-01-2001, 02:59 PM #89mike021Firehouse.com Guest
We run with a one Chief, 2 asst chief's. We provide fire and EMS protection to the borough.
1992 Pierce Arrow 105'
1982 Grumman, being replaced by the beast of the east.. 2001 Pierce Lance.
1999 Horton, and a 94 Braun.
We run about 500 fires a year with about maybe 50 being actually something. We ran about 6000 EMS calls last year. Looks like we are going to beat the this year.
03-01-2001, 03:31 PM #90mikemeyFirehouse.com Guest
My Department, the Ramsey, NJ Vol. Fire Department, located in Bergen County, NJ serving approximately 15,000 residents over 5.5 square miles, consists of:
60 active members, over 100 when you consider inactive/life members at 2 stations. We are 100% Volunteer.
1 Chief, 1 Assistant Chief, 1 Deputy Chief, 2 Captains, 5 Lieutenants.
HQ Station consists of:
-Engine 431, 1988 Mack CF 1500 GPM pumper
-Engine 432, 1981 GMC 250 GPM Mini-Pumper
-Engine 434, 1984 E-One 1250 GPM Pumper
-Ladder 442, 1979 Segrave 100' Rear Mount Stick. Truck is former FDNY Ladder 38, Bronx NY.
-Antique apparatus is stationed here, including a 1927 American LaFrance 500 GPM pumper, a horse drawn ladder truck, and a hand drawn chemical pumper dating to 1885.
Westside Station consists of:
-Engine 433: 1994 E-One 1500 GPM Pumper
-Engine 435: 1973 Mack CF 1500 GPM Pumper
-Engine 437: 1979 Hahn 1500 GPM Pumper currently used as foam unit, carrying 500 gal. of foam
-Tower 441: 1981 75' Mack-Baker Tower Ladder
-Bus 451: Evacuation Bus. Has working kitchen/bathroom facilities, and is used for extended operations and evacuations
3 Chief's Vehicles (Unit 430-1992 Chevrolet Suburban, Unit 440-1996 Chevrolet Tahoe, Unit 450-1997 Chevrolet Caprice) and one utility pickup round out the fleet.
We run approximately 450-475 alarms a year, with the record being 592 in 1999, thanks to Hurricane Floyd.
Feel free to surf over to http://www.ramseyfd.com and see who we are!
LT, Ramsey FD
***Any opinions expressed in this post are mine alone, and do not represent the opinions of any department or organization to which I may belong.***
03-02-2001, 01:14 AM #91ff24Firehouse.com Guest
that is one big vol. dept.!! we have 40 members in one station, run about 700 calls per year..we have 2 engines, a tanker, brush truck,rescue truck, and a med. truck...we run a 70 square mile area,which is the biggest in our county..
03-05-2001, 12:57 AM #92EStoner28Firehouse.com Guest
Vol. Dept. with 2 stations, can't even guess on population, but day is about 7,000 more than night. Approx. 40 sq. miles ranging from urban and industrial to rural. Also home to NASA'S Goddard Space Flight Center and the new IRS headquarters. We are supplemented M-F 7-3 with 4 career f/f's at one station and 3 at the other. Last year saw about 8,000 calls between the two. For more info than that, go to WWW.WLHVFD.COM.
03-05-2001, 11:15 AM #93firefighter26Firehouse.com Guest
Malahat VFD is located about 20-25 minutes drive North of Victoria on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada.
1 Deputy Chief
12 Firefighters (we normally habe 18)
2 Radio Operators
Truck 1: 1993 FL-70 Rescue Pumper. 1050/500
Truck 2: 1984 WesternStar Tanker. 3200/250
Truck 4: 1982 Ford Resuce Van.
Truck 5: 1999 Ford F-350 Rapid Attack Vehicle 125/125
We don't have 2000 States complied yet, but we ran 56 calls of which about 80% where MVA's.
There is no population count for our district, but there are approximitly 350-400 registered mail boxes. The TCH (Trans-Canada-Highway) runs the length of the district (North to South) and brings about 32 000 vehicles a day.
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