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    Paid per call department. Around 20 active members. We serve a population of around 3000 (city and rural area). We have an automatic mutual aid agreement with the surrounding towns for structure fires. Our extrication district includes some of the smaller neighboring towns that don't have equipment, although they are in the process or have already gotten their own so it will cut down on our extrication calls significantly. We run between 300 and 400 calls a year, mostly medical and grass fires. One station. One paramedic, two EMT-I's, two EMT-B's, and two First Responders. Our equipment is as follows:
    One 75' Quint
    One rescue pumper
    One engine
    One med unit (with extra set of extrication equipment)
    One 3000 gallon tanker (with another in the works)
    Three grass trucks
    One grass truck/engine (which is semi-retired)
    One 1946 fire truck ride/parade truck
    One command Blazer
    If I remember correctly, our in town ISO rating is a 3. Out of town is something like an 8 but we are working towards getting that lowered.

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    Forgot to add this info to my previous post.

    City/Rural Dept covering 400+ square miles. City population ~1,400, total protection area population of ~2,900. City has an ISO 6, rural area is a 9 mainly due to the lack of rural water supply and distance from the station. Currently 33 active members, roster has room for 34. We do structure, wildland & rescue. The Ambulance is a seperate entity although we have several firefighters who are also EMT's and volunteer on the ambulance association. We have the following for apparatus:
    (4) type 6 wildland engines
    (1) type 3 tender
    (1) type 2 tender
    (1) type 1 engine
    (1) type 2 engine
    (1) type 7 engine (Polaris Ranger 6x6)
    More info available on our website @ www.plattevfd.com

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    Mayflower, Arkansas


    Here's my department:
    1 paid Chief
    15 members on the roster
    1 station serving 35 square miles including a Union Pacific mainline and a major east/west interstate (I-40)
    We are a fast growing area, currently we serve around 10,000 people with 3 subdivisions and two lumber mills being built.
    We are I.S.O class seven and nine due to water system constraints.
    So far this year we've ran 240 calls. 170 of which were medical.
    We have 7 apparatus:
    2 1996 E-One commercial 1250gpm 1000gal pumpers
    1 2006 Rosenbauer mini/rescue 500gpm 300gal This unit carries our jaws and other extrication equipment
    1 1997 chevy utility bed truck we use for medical calls
    1 1987 Ford f-350 air/light/rescue truck
    1 1987 Chevy brush truck
    1 1980 Ford 2000 gallon tanker

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    Quote Originally Posted by sdff1520 View Post
    If you are city fire only, and you live in the mid-west I'm gonna guess that there is a substantial rural area around the community? Just curious who does the protection for the rural area (outside city limits)?
    We have a Rural Fire Department funded by the county, Which I am also a member.
    The Department station is in the City, the county is divided into 6 different company's.
    My company has a Heavy Rescue pumper, which responds to structure fires and injury accidents. We have two additional brush trucks. We run all accidents west to the county line about 5 miles, east 10 miles and north and south about 20 miles. The next company that does rescue is 20 miles East. they have a 3000 gallon tanker that they respond to our stucture fires with.
    About 13 of us City Volies are also on the County Department along with 4-5 additional county only vollies.

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    My VFD is part of a large county combination system (~1000 career and ~400 active volunteers). One station with
    -95' tower
    -heavy rescue squad
    -BLS ambulance
    -ALS ambulance
    -boat and boat support unit
    -utility and some chief's vehicles

    Our station is staffed by county career personnel, with volunteers generally supplementing nights and weekends. We don't respond from home or work, but pull standby shifts at the station. our house runs upwards of 7000 calls per year (EMS/rescue/fire). Other stations in the county range from all career to almost-all volunteer.

    Oh, yes... 550 sq miles for the county, about a million people. Our first-due area has about 90,000. Suburban ranging to semi-rural, with everything from large townhouse and condo developments to retail and some light industry to farmland.
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    we are 25 member vollie department. we do get paid $25 if its a working fire inside the city limits (very rare. about 3 in the last year).

    city pop. ~3000
    rural pop. ~3000

    we do fire/mva/rescue/and first response for medicals

    2 stations - one six bay with offices, class room, storage. the other is just a two bay station that we keep a pumper and brush tuck in.

    4 pumpers
    2 brush trucks (early '90s chevy pickups with skids)
    1 3000 gal. tanker
    1 light rescue (dodge dually reg. cab with a cummins)

    ~250 medicals ~15 working structure fires per year

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    We currently have 40 members running from two stations:

    Main Station
    1-Engine, 1250 gpm, 750 water, 40 foam, CAFS
    1-Heavy Rescue
    1-Tanker, 500 gpm, 2750 water
    1-Mini Pumper
    1-Brush unit

    1-1932 Buffalo, Our first engine 75 years old this year, still runs, still pumps!

    Station 2
    1-75' Quint, 1250 gpm, 500 water, 40 foam, CAFS
    1-Mini Rescue Pumper, 500 gpm, 250 water

    Coverage area 36.5 square miles
    Population 20,000+
    Community Cross section 60% residential, 40% commercial
    Calls 2005, 1,414 (838 Fire, 576 Rescue (auto accident, medical, etc.)

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    here in Ashippun we have

    1982 Mack Pierce Pumper Tanker 2500 Gal. Tank
    1986 Mack Welch 3000 Gal tanker
    1989 Ford F250 Grass truck with Pierce Defender skid unit
    1996 Pierce Sabre 6 man Cab
    1999 Freightliner Pierce Responder
    2006 Ford F350 Grass truck with Pierce Defender skid unit
    2007 Braun International Rescue Squad

    we carry TNT Rescue tools. Its Kinda handy since they are next door.

    We have 40 Members and Cover about 55 square Miles and have 2 stations.
    With about 180 Calls a year for both Fire and First responder calls. and this year we are Celebrating our 90th year of service!
    Last edited by Runn11; 09-12-2007 at 09:33 PM.

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    90 + member volunteer FD located in N.W. Pennsylvania
    Area covered - 102 sq. mi.
    Population - 15,000
    Demographics - Heavy Industry, Light Manufacturing, Hospital, Nursing Homes, Elderly High Rise, Mercantile (Big Box + Plazas) Plus normal contingent of 1 & 2 family dwellings. New section 8 housing not yet occupied.
    Service provided - Fire, rescue & HazMat (No EMS)
    Total Calls Avg. - 220 About 100 fire, 80 rescue/extrication, 20 Wildland
    20 misc. incl. investigations & water.

    Equipment operating out of 2 stations:

    - 4 engines 1500 to 2000 gpm all carry 1200' - 5" hose 4 or 5 1 3/4" PC & 2 - 2 1/2" PC + Prepiped deluge
    - Heavy Rescue with 15 KW hydraulic generator, light tower & self powered jaws
    - Quint - 100' tower ladder, 2000 gpm pump, 20 KW hydraulic generator, 600' - 5" supply, 2 - 1 3/4 PC, 1 - 2 1/2 PC.
    - 2,000 gal tanker
    - 2 brush units (P/U with skid mounts) 120 gal tanks
    - 4 wheeler with 30 gal water tank & elec pump
    - County Haz Mat vehicle
    - 1917 American LaFrance (restored) 300 gpm Jr. Pump & Chemical tank

    Closest mutual aid is 8 mi N or S, 11 mi. W & 19 mi. East

    Unusual hazards include Large quantities of flammables used in manufacturing (coal tar pitch), Air separation facility with Hydrogen, Nitrogen, Oxygen & Argon including high pressure pipelines through the mercantile area, chlorine purification processes. High temperature electric furnaces (6,000 deg. F)
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    15 + member volunteer FD located in Indian Springs Nevada
    Area covered - 150+ sq. mi.
    Population - 2000
    Heavy highway travel, multiple rec sites, military base, mixed trailer and houses with 500 new homes projected in 2 years with 1 to 2 casinos coming in. near the NEVADA test site. we are 30 miles outside of las Vegas Nevada. we are sponsored by Clark county fire department only because they are required to by law. Clark county is one of the biggest departments in the country.
    Service provided - Fire/wildland, rescue, HazMat and ems
    Total Calls Avg. - 150+

    Equipment operating out of 1 stations:

    1 engine new 1996 dont know the specs on it yet. holds 500 gallons only have a 24' ladder with no way of reaching the tallest building in Indian springs.
    1 squad 250 gallons of water needs to be retired.
    1 rescue we just got back form the shop.
    Closest mutual aid is Creech Air Force Base but there priority is the base they have left in the middle of calls to respond back over there. Station 82 is about 20 miles away with only 7 volunteers. then our next closest back up is from las vegas at 40+ mins

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    Thumbs up Sagle Fire

    I'm Fire Commissioner for Sagle Fire. Our Web Site is www.Saglefire.com. Take a look.
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    35 members POC
    N.E. Wi
    3000+ pop
    30-45 calls per year-no EMS

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    26 Volunteers -- 18 active
    1 station -- Town coverage only (outside city limits covered by a Fire District)
    Approx 4 square miles
    Full time Population around 2400; more than triples during the summer
    1st out 02 Pierce 1250pump 1000tank 6 person cab
    2nd out 73 ALF 1750pump 500tank 5 person cab
    Reserve 75 Ford/Darley 750pump 750tank 3 person cab
    78 Chevy C70 Rescue Truck
    1 Chief car
    First Responder on EMS. Ambulacnce service separate
    180-200 calls per year, majority medical

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    Rockford, Mn

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    One station with 30 members. We provide suppression and medical services to the City Proper and parts of City of Greenfield and Rockford Township. One station with the following apparatus:

    Ladder11: E One quint: 2,000 gpm pump; 75' aluminum stick; 500 gal tank w/ foam pro and seating for 6

    Engine 11: 1,750 gpm pump; 750 gallon tank w/ foam pro; enclosed top mount panel on a 2006 Metro Star chassis w/ seating for 5, shadow rt light tower, remote control vulcan deluge gun, low speed lays, power fill for foam pro system, extrication equipment, hydralic ladder rack, rear suction with thru tank storage for hard suction, dual electric cord reels w/ power rewind, transverse comp. for backboards, 2 brow lights and 2 recessed lights, 1 on each side, portable 750w tripod lights.

    Tender (Tanker)12: 2000 gallon tank; thru tank storage for dump tank on 2006 sterling chassis

    Tender (Tanker) 11: 2000 gallon tank w/ 500 gpm pump n roll on 1999 international chassis. Carry LDH, 1 3/4" preconnects so it can be used in hydrant areas as secondary attack

    Rescue 11: 2004 Sterling chassis, walk in type w/ seating for 5, 15K generator w/ will burt light tower, extrication equipment, cold water rescue suits, various ropes, and medical gear

    Utility 11: Manpower/RIT/Investigation Unit: 2005 GMC diesel engine. Unit has topper w/ slide out unit; carries: medical gear, SCBA's, various tools for RIT and fire investigation.

    Grass 11: late 90's for 1 ton with skid unit. 200 gallon tank small pump with foam unit;

    We also have a Polaris 6x6 with a grass fire skid unit and in the winter we use it for getting to snow mobile accidents or anything we need to go off road for.

    Engine 11, Rescue 11, Tender 12, and Utility 11 were all purchased from Custom Fire out of Osceola, Wi in the last 4 years. All have LED lighting with traffic advisors. Engine and tender have chevron striping on rear. Go to www.customfire.com for pics. they are under "recent deliveries". We speced the engine with alot of "low level" options to keep firefighters off the top as much as possible!!!

    Take care and be safe!!
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    Population of our city proper is about 3,700. We cover approx. 36 square miles between 2 counties with our contracts. Parts of our contract city (Greenfield) has hydrants and the Twp. we cover has none. Our typical response numbers are 270 per year and we are at 265 for this year and yes, most are medicals.

    Be safe out there!!

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    I'm in a small Urban/rural brigade in the Adelaide hills in South Australia
    Our 2 appliances are
    1 24 rural appliance 4WD 2000L water 2xCABA
    1 14 rural appliance 4WD 1000L water

    we do about 50 calls a year and have ~22 active firefighters
    check us out www.cfspiccadilly.com

    In SA there is the country fire service which covers ~ 95% of the state and has 16500 vollies all not paid. This is administrated at state government level and we are a brigade of this organisation

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    Approximately 1000 calls per year.

    1-Rescue Engine
    1-Reserve Engine
    1-Heavy Rescue
    1-100' Tower

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    Bridgton, Maine...

    Pop. 5000+, but in summer there is a 4-5 fold increase due to the lakes and mountains drawing tourists and summer people. 68+ square miles. A village center with a growing commercial outlying sprawl unfortunately. The majority of the town is rural, in the foothills of the White Mountains. A major East-West traffic corridor passes through town. We have 4 stations w/ 5 engines, 1 tanker, 1 ladder (soon to be replaced with a new platform quint), 1 forestry, 1 hose reel truck, a regional response HazMat truck, an airboat for lake rescues/fires, and a dive team. 350+ calls a year and rising, none are medical except the occasional EMS assist for lifting or codes. 70-something members on the roster...the usual 30 consistant participants. 1 part-time chief who is also a lieutenant in Portland, the state's largest city. Members are paid hourly by the call (bell-to-bell) and for trainings and meetings. Response times are generally very good for an on-call dept. We are automatically dispatched to all calls in one neighboring town as their department is very small (one engine and 10 memers), and automatic mutual aid for structure fires and MVCs with entrapment for several others.

    EMS is provided by United Ambulance Service which also covers several surrounding towns and also provides ALS intercept and/or mutual aid service to several others, UAS is owned by Central Maine Medical Center in Lewiston, the state's 2nd largest city. The community hospital here is affiliated w/ CMMC. I'm a full-time paramedic with United and a call firefighter with the FD.
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    45 vollies
    1- tanker 3000 tank 2000 gpm 8 man cab
    1- heavy rescue 800 tank 1500 gpm 8 man cab
    1- engine 1000 tank 1250 gpm 8 man cab
    1- mini 250 tank 250 gpm
    1- brush 200 tank 100 gpm
    and soon 1 - 75' tower no pump 5 man cab
    20 square miles
    4500 people, 6500 if counting the 2 prisons ( 1 federal, 1 state )

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    1- Engine - 1980 Ford/Boardman Pumper only has 650ish miles on it 500 gal tank with a 750 gpm Boardman Pump

    1 - 1 bay Station

    Approx. 9 Volunteers, 5-6 Active
    We run about 25 calls a year on a good year
    Our coverage area is less then 1 square mile more like half a square mile.
    We are surrounded by KCMO Fd on the north west and east, and North KCMO FD on the south. We do not get paid for our services.

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    We are a rural / suburban area with a large summer tourist influx. 115 members . 1 chief, 2 asst chiefs. 3 capts. 10 lts. We run around 525 calls a year. Our website is WWW.MATTITUCKFD.ORG

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    Chatsworth and Kennesaw, GA


    County Department Combo.(Approx. 25 paid [24/48 shifts], and Approx. 60 volunteers)

    Coverage: Approx. 350 sq miles
    Population: Approx. 35000-45000 people (depending on time of day)
    Services Provided: Automatic roll with on most EMS calls to provide First Responder
    6 Stations
    6 Engines
    5 Tankers
    2 Training/Reserve Engines
    2 Brush Rigs
    1 Air Rig
    4 Duty (i.e officers, work) Vehicles
    (Also have 1 Ladder Truck if requested mutual aid from city fire department)
    (Most extrication and special rescue tasks: mutual aid with county rescue squad)
    Runs: Approx. 2000 per year.

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    We are a volunteer dept. with 35 members. We cover 54 square miles and average 175-200 calls a year, fire/ems.

    1992 Pierce Dash engine 1250/1000 tank
    1977 Pierce International engine 1000/1000 tank
    1992 Sterling/Monroe tanker 2000 gal.
    1986 GMC tanker 1750 gal.
    1980 Oshkosh/LTI 100 ladder
    1988 Chevrolet/Medtec rescue
    2000 Argo 8 wheel drive atv

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    We have a Chief, 2 District Chiefs, 3 Captains, 1 Lieutenant, 4 Sergeants(engineers), Approx 35 firefighters, and 1 paid FF/ Code Enforcement Officer for the city during the daytime. We are a City based department with fire taxation district from 5-7 miles outside the city limits. We cover approx. 25 Sq. Miles and provide mutual aid for 6 other deptartments. We average 250-300 calls a year with maybe 15-20 being ems. We only repond to assist ems if requested by them. We operate out of 2 stations with 4 engine co.'s, 2 rescue co.'s, 1 ladder, 1 tanker, and various support vehicles.

    2002 Seagrave Custom 1000 gal. Pumper
    1990 E-one 500 gal. Custom pumper
    1986 Ford Cab over 1000 gal. pumper
    1981 E-One Commercial 1000 gal. pumper
    1976 Seagrave 100' rear mount areial
    198? Ford/Salsbury Heavy Rescue
    1994 Ford/Allegheny Light rescue
    198? Chevy tanker (currently out of service)
    2004 Ford F-150 Command vehicle
    1998 Ford Crown Vic -used by the Code Enforcement officer

    Mobile command post
    fire safey trailer
    zodiac rescue boat
    john boat
    mobile generator/light plant
    1 Kawasaki Mule for rough terrain rescue and special events
    "I truly believe that tradition is important to the long-term survival of the fire service."-Lt. Andrew Fredricks, FDNY,9-11-01

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