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    Post Volunteer FD Apparatus

    If your fire department is volunteer,what make , model , brand ,age is your departments apparatus and how large is your coverage area. Do you have custom -or- commercial chassis rigs. My department has a 1992 Seagrave 1500 gpm engine , 2005 Kme 1500 gpm engine , 1985 Mack/Baker 75' Tower Ladder, 1998 Ford/Kme heavy rescue , Gmc utilty 1 ton, 2000 Ford Expedition ,we cover a 2 sq mile area of residental , industrial , commercial buildings,Answered 450 calls last year !..
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    We cover about 100 sq. miles of predominately rural area and a town of 1200 with:

    2007 KW/Rosenbauer 1750/2500 gallon pumper/tanker (grant)
    1989 Spartan/FMC 1500/1000 gallon pumper (we repaired after another dept. totalled)
    1974 GMC/Brucco 1000/1000 gallon pumper
    1978 GMC 1-ton brush truck with a 250 gallon skid

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    We cover approximatly 77sq miles, which includes residental, commerical, and alot of urban interface.

    On our appartus floor we currently have:

    241 1981 Plain Jane Ford Pumper 750GPM/750Water (Relief)
    242 1998 2-Door Frieghtliner Pumper 1500GPM/1000Water (1st out)
    254 1997 Ford Rescue Squad Cascade system and manpower unit
    255 1985 IH Pumper 750GPM/250Water carries our Extrication Equipment
    261 2003 2-Door Frieghtliner Pumper/Tanker 1250GPM/2000Water
    269 1984 GMC Tanker 2000Water and a small trash pump
    271 1978 Chevy 5/4ton Wildland unit 200Water
    280 2003 Ford F-350 Quick Attack Unit 300Water

    Just a side note we are about 4 to 5 months away from signing the deal on a new Rescue Unit to replace untis 255 and 254.

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    We cover appx 35-40 sq miles predominantly low to mid density residential (35k ppl)with moderate industry and commerce. We've got 2 stations, with

    2003 Sutphen 110' Magnum (Tower 10)(2000gpm 500gal)
    (2) 1993 Sutphen Deluge top mount pumpers(Engines 16, 17)(1750gpm 1000gal)
    2000 international/Union City Body air/light unit(Truck 12)
    2007 Ford F-450 EMS/Fire Police (Truck 11)
    2001 Ford Explorer Chief's vehicle (C-460)

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    We cover aprrox 16,000 people living in 23.5 square miles... We are all volly...

    1989 - Sutphen Pumper
    2003 - Ford Brush Truck
    1997 - International Tanker
    2001 - HME Pumper
    2002 - HME / Metz Aerial
    1997 - Ford Light Rescue
    2001 - HME Pumper
    1985 - Middlesex Pumper
    1994 - HME Pumper
    1987 - International Heavy Rescue

    Various other staff and support vehicles.....

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    We cover a resident population base of roughly 2,700 (one community of 1,400 and the remaining 1,300 residents live in the rural area). We have one station, 34 volunteer firefighters and provide protection for a 400+ square mile area.

    Engine 1 - 2000 Luverne Fire Apparatus 4 door FL80 1,000 Gallon 1,250 GPM
    Engine 2 - 1979 2 door FMC 750 GPM
    Tanker 1 - 1995 2 door 2,000 160 GPMGallon
    Tanker 2 - 1978 2 door 2,600 Gallon
    Brush 1 - 1986 2 door 300 Gallon 160 GPM
    Brush 2 - 1992 4 door 300 Gallon 160 GPM
    Brush 3 - 1995 4 door 300 Gallon 160 GPM
    Brush 4 - 2002 4 door 200 Gallon CAFS (currently under construction)
    Portable Pump 1 - 1997 Trailer mounted high volume pump used for filling tankers from static water sources
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    Default Seven Hills Fire Dept

    We cover approx 120 sq. miles of area.Mostly rural and borders up to local city limits.One large school and shopping center,along with a few churches,and small retail.

    2004 Freightliner M2 4 door/American LaFrance pumper(grant)
    1987 Pierce Lance rescue/pumper
    1984 Pierce Arrow pumper
    1989 Ford Super Duty flat bed with skid unit
    1972 Maxim 85ft aerial
    1987 GMC Top Kick 1850gal tanker
    1997 International/National ambulance for medical response and rehab
    196? Kaiser 5ton with 1500 gal tank and gas pump
    2005 Crown Vic chief car

    We also have a 1974 Ward Lafrance pumper that will be sold once the pump is repaired and a 1986 Ford Super Duty/E-One minipumper currently for sale.

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    The City of Flovilla GA Fire Dept provides fire coverage to 3 square miles for our city and roughly 35 square miles for Butts County GA. The cities population is 700, our response areas population is roughly 5000. We have 18volunteers, and as March 1 will have a fulltime ff working Monday - Friday
    8-4 during our weakest response time. Thanks to SAFER.

    We have the following equipment:
    94 pierce engine 1250 pump, 100 gal tank, E-21
    03 E-one mini pumper 750 pump 240 gal tank, S-25
    88 International Tanker (GA Forestry Fire Knocker) 125 pump, 1800 gal tank T-22 (We use this as our ISO Service Truck)
    57 Mack Tanker 750 pump, 1800 gal tank, T-23 (Reserve)

    We are located halfway between Atlanta and Macon GA 15 miles east of I-75 We answered 162 calls for service last year.

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    We serve 5000 residents and a 450 bed hospital in an approximately 0.9 square mile borough.

    1983 American LaFrance / GMC Mini
    1996 KME 1500 GPM Pumper
    2003 E-One 1250 GPM / 75ft Quint
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    My volunteer department covers roughly 50 sq miles of rural farm area and some commercial development. We respond to approximately 120 calls per year, 40 fire 80 EMS. We receive some money from the Town and raise the remainder through weekly bingo and an Annual field day. Our membership fluctuates between 25 to 30 members.

    We operate a
    1991 Spartan / Darley 1250 pump 1000 water (first due pumper)
    1983 GMC / Middlesex 1000 pump with 1800 water (pumper-tanker)
    1984 Ford / home made tanker 2000 gal with portable pump.
    1999 Volvo / Almonte (Now Seagrave Canada) heavy rescue
    2004 Ford / McCoy Miller ALS First Responder unit

    The 1984 Ford tanker will be replaced this year by a 2007 Seagrave Canada / International pumper tanker. It will have a 1250 pump with 1800 water. Side dumps, rear dump, 2- 1 cross lays, 1- 2 cross lay, deck gun, porta tank rack. We went with an extended cab (not 4 door) to allow for 2 SCBA seats in front cab. We were lucky enough to receive a grant for the truck.

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    Default Sergeantsville Fire Apparatus

    We cover approximately 25 square miles and a population of approximately 5000. We normally have 2 engines but we just sold one and our new one is on order but not in yet:

    2007 KME Rescue-Engine - 1500gpm/750tank/CAFS (ON-ORDER)
    2001 Ford/Reading Brush/Service Truck - 300gpm/250tank/Class A&B Foam
    1997 KME Engine - 1250gpm/1250tank
    1993 Jeep Cherokee - Chiefs Vehicle
    1989 Mack/Saulsbury Tanker - 1000gpm/2500tank

    We ran 121 calls last year. Our apparatus can be seen on our website at www.sergeantsville.org

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    We are POC with a FT Chief and 2 People on during the day for EMS runs we cover 8-9 Sq. Miles

    1984- Pierece Arrow Custom 1250/750 used as rescue engine
    1998-E-ONE conventional FL80 125/750
    1978-Stuphen 85' Quint Custom
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    We are a all volley FD Cover 13.2 sq miles with about 40k people. We average 1000 calls a year.
    Station 1:
    Eninge 1: 2002 Pierce Dash 1500 GPM, 750 gallon tank
    Truck 1: 2006 Pierce Dash 95' MM, 1500 GPM, 250 gallon tank
    Rescue 1: 1996 Pierce Lance HD Resuce,
    Station 2:
    Engine 2: 2004 Pierce Dash 1500 GPM, 750 gallon tank
    Truck 2: 2000 Pierce Lance 110' HD ladder
    Tac 2: 2006 Pierce Contender Resuce Kenworth chassis
    http://firematic.com/trucksnew/newington_tactical_unit/
    Station 3:
    Engine 3: 1988 Sutphen Custom chassis 1500 gpm, 750 gallon tank.
    Service 1: 2002 Dodge ram 3500, 250 gallon tank, 150 gpm pump.
    Engine 5: 1978 Hanns (thats all I know about it) reserve engine
    Station 4:
    Engine 4: 1990 Sutphen custom 1500 GPM, 750 gallon tank.

    Engine 3 is being replaced the new phyical year (July) With Quint due to a lot of new development and a hotel that was added to the North end of town.
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    We cover about 1.5 square miles in town, but we also cover 6 other fire departments. last year fire-630 EMS-945

    Command 730-2000 Ford Expedition
    Fire Marshal 7-1994 Chevrolet Caprice
    Engine Company 733- 1996 E-One Cyclone II 1500/750
    Ladder Company 736- 1991 E-One Hurricane/Hush 1500/500/75'
    Utility 737- 2006 Ford F-250 Superduty Crew Cab 4x4
    Rescue Company 738- 2006 E-One Cyclone II 1500/750/Hurst
    Squad 739- 2001 E-450/Horton 553
    FireBoat 7- 2005 Firehawk 24 1000GPM
    Special Operations Trailer 7- 2002 16 foot Haulmark Trailer
    Special Operations 734- a 1972 Imperial/Grunman, Refurbished in 1989. Originally operated by the City of Woodbury, purchased by the Westville Fire District as part of the Special Operations Unit.

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    We cover 1.56 square miles. It is mostly single family dwellings,
    but has apartments, a nursing home, cheese factory, county highway department shops, 2 intersecting state highways, a railroad and a creek running through it. We average about 40 calls a year.

    Our apparatus include:

    2006 HME Ahrens Fox Rescue Engine 2000/1000/30 Class A foam. This is our first out and carries our extrication equipment, as well as out "truck" equipment.

    1992 GMC Monroe Truck 1000/1500 pumper tanker. This is our tanker (or tender for you NIMs correct people). It is outfitted as a class A engine but also has 10 inch dump valves.

    1974 Mack CF Engine 1250/500. This runs as second due and also carries a Hurst Maverick combi tool and a sawzall for extrication if our rescue engine is out.

    1986 GMC ex-military 5/4 ton Brush truck. 70/150/8 Class A foam.

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    Our department covers an area of approx. 200 square km, with mixed occupancies.

    1990 Ford/Tibotrac Heavy Rescue
    1992 International/Superior 1050/1000/16 gallon Engine
    1992 Pierce Dash/Fort Garry 1050/800/10 gallon Rescue/Engine
    2001 GMC Sierra 1500 Utility
    2004 Sterling/Superior 840/1500 gallon Tanker

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    We cover about 20 sq. miles of rural, with a small town mixed in. We have a 1973 Ford Bean pumper and....

    that's it!

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    10 square miles of taxpaying district, and another 20 of recreational area.

    100+ calls per year.

    2005 ALF 65' Telesqurt, on a Freightliner commercial M2 Chassis
    2004 ALF 1050 Pumper on a matching M2 Chassis
    2003 Ford F-350 Light Rescue/Utility
    1979 King Seagrave 840 front-pumper (due for replacement next year)
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    How many years does your Vol department keep there fire apparatus in service 10 ,15,20,25,30 or more ? Pumpers ,Aerials , Rescues , Command SUV, Tankers , etc !...

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    For my department I think we tend to keep apparatus in service for as long as they are safe, meeting the needs, and not nickel and diming us.

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    We try to keep to a 20 year replacement schedule assuming that funding is available from the town. We have been pretty successful so far.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NewJerseyFFII View Post
    How many years does your Vol department keep there fire apparatus in service 10 ,15,20,25,30 or more ? Pumpers ,Aerials , Rescues , Command SUV, Tankers , etc !...

    30 so far. But our 30 year old rig has only 7000 kilometers on it. If it was a Porsche, it would be worth a million bucks.


    We have budgeted on a 15 year payoff for the new rigs, and we'll see how they look as that period approaches. We haven't ruled out a ten-year overhaul, with a twenty-year duty cycle.
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    My volunteer department had over 1200 runs in 2006. We run fire only, no EMS. We cover 100 square miles with a population of around 60,000. We operate out of 2 stations with 1 more on the way and have approximately 45 active members. Our rolling stock is as follows:

    (1) 2007 Pierce Dash 75' HAL
    (1) 2007 Pierce Enforcer Pumper
    (1) 2004 Pierce Ford F-550 Mini Pumper
    (2) 2003 Ford F-350 Brush Trucks built by Singer Associates Fire Equipment
    (1) 1999 Pierce Lance 100' Platform
    (2) 1997 Pierce Saber Pumpers
    (1) 1992 Pierce Lance Tanker
    (1) 1992 Hackney/Ford F-700 Mobile Air Truck
    (1) 1990 Ford F-350 Brush Truck Vest Skid Unit
    (2) 1987 Pierce/Mack Pumpers
    (1) 1983 Grumman/Mack Pumper
    (1) 1982 Ford F-700 Walk-in Rescue/Equipment Truck
    (2) 1992 Ford Crown Victorias
    (2) GMC Yukons
    (1) Chevrolet Tahoe
    (1) 38' Command Trailer
    (1) 15' Equipment Trailer
    (1) 15' Flat Trailer
    (1) 2006 Ford F-550 Flatbed
    (1) 1999 Chevrolet 3500 Pickup
    (1) Polaris Ranger with skid unit

    Our larger units are on a 20 years replacement schedule. We are looking in to changing that to 10 or 15 years and doing a lease purchase arrangement.
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    Our rigs get replaced around 15 years, however our truck broke down over a year ago so they replaced the truck instead of an engine that pushed the engine to this coming year for replacement. We have a 1972 engine that only has 38k on it! and our Engine 3 a 1988 only has 34k. We don't put a lot of miles on the trucks due to only responding to Fire calls no medicals unless its to assit with moving a patient or a trapped patient.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NewJerseyFFII View Post
    How many years does your Vol department keep there fire apparatus in service 10,15,20,25,30 or more ? Pumpers ,Aerials , Rescues , Command SUV, Tankers , etc !...
    Lets see, in 2000 we replaced a 1948 Ford 500GPM engine so 52 years old there.

    In 2004 we replaced a 1968 tanker so 36 years there.

    We currently have a 1978 tanker and a 1979 engine in service as first due; so 29 and 28 years respectively ... actually hoping to replace both of those sometime by 2010.

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