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  1. #41
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    Rockford, Mn

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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

  4. #44
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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.
    Last edited by mtngael; 01-04-2008 at 06:36 PM.

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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 )

  6. #46
    Rocking the Midwest
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    May 2007

    Default Small Volunteer

    All Vol.

    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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    Nov 2005
    long island ny


    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

  8. #48
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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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    Northern Wisconsin

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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

  10. #50
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    Louisa KY


    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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    Victoria, Australia


    I'll join BlueMtnsFirey and give another Australian view, this time from Victoria.

    Single Staion (one of 1200 in the Service)
    40 active members, all volunteer (maybe 58,000 in the Service)

    Principal appliance is our urban pumper, 2004 Isuzu 6 seater, 2000 litre tank, 3000 litre/min pumping capacity,A Class and B Class foam, 4 BA with six spare cylinders, lighting, PPV and salvage equipment.

    Rural Tanker (brush truck to you non-Aussies), 1987 Hino 5 seater, 2000 litre tank. Should be replaced next year by a 4 wheel drive crew cab. We hope.

    Support truck, Mazda 7 seater, 2 generators and light mast, 2 BA and spare cylinders, extra hoses and salvage equipment. Mainly used as a transport.

    Any structure fire call has one other station responded automatically. For a going fire we just ask for more pumpers. If extra support needed we just ask for it, there's a squirt about 7 km's away and a BA Support truck (spares, compressor) about 6 km's - these are the main main non-adjacent supports vehicles we call for.

    Area covered - about 12 sq km (<5 sq mile); nearest neighbouring Stations - one with our cousins in the full career service, two volunteer - all about 4 km or 2.5 miles in a direct line. Population - around 19,000. Jobs per year - average around 300 (no EMS or 1st Responder - yet), which includes support calls to our neighbours as well as long haul support for bushfires. We are a dormitory suburb - a little commerce, no industry, but two of our neighbours have substantial industry risk.

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    Sharpsville, PA
    2.5 square miles
    Population of roughly 5,000 and up to 8,000 during the regular work week
    Roughly 30 members. I don't know the exact number, but I know we have at least 30 members. We operate out of one station with;
    1 pumper-1999 E-One
    1 aerial-2005 E-One HP 75ft rear mount
    1 light rescue-2006 E-One Ford F550 non walk-in
    1 Squad-2001 Chevy Silverado, set up for command and medical
    1 Parade truck-1936 Ahrens Fox which is still able to pump
    Our Chief and Asst Chief also have their POVs set up for command purposes

    We run approximately 350-400 calls annually within our municipality, not counting the numerous mutual aid calls we run within Mercer County, PA and near by Trumbull County, OH.

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    Your First Due...


    27 vol. members
    Coverage area of 36 sq. miles in a explosively growing area!
    10 miles of a major interstate
    175-200 calls per year

    1 station
    2 engines (new Seagrave on the way)
    2 tankers
    1 brush
    1 utility
    1 ALS ambo
    1 command vehicle

    (Coming Soon!!!) 2008 Seagrave Marauder II 1500 gal. rescue/pumper

    1988 Peterbilt/Darley 2500 gal. pumper/tanker (this will be refurbed to be our tanker)

    1997 Freightliner/Darley 1000 gal. rescue/pumper

    1979 International/Darley 3000 gal. tanker

    2005 Ford F-350/Alexis 350 gal./Waterous skid unit

    1990 retrofitted E-350/Wheeled Coach utility unit w/ cascade system

    2004 E-350/Horton ALS ambo

    1999 Ford Expedition command vehicle

    annnnd our fully restored and multiple award winning "1937" Ford/Darley pumper.
    Last edited by CooterRob; 12-16-2007 at 12:40 AM.
    "I don't wanna hear about it... I wanna see results!!!":-P

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    Dec 2007
    Woodbridge Twp , New Jersey


    All Vol Dept , Cover 2 sq miles , 400 - 450 calls per year , operate 2 engines , 1 75' aerialscope , 1 Heavy rescue , GMC utilty , trailer , 1 Ford SUV Command

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    All volunteer department in south-central VA with 23 members

    About 100 square miles coverage area with a pop. of about 1200

    1998 Dodge Brush Truck

    1987 Ford FMC Pumper

    1997 Pierce Saber Rescue Pumper

    1987 Pierce Mini-pumper

    VSFFA Member

    "I'm a CCEMT-B."

    "Remember, if the world didn't suck, we'd all fall off."

    "A lack of effort will always lead to failure."

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    All Volunteer Fire/EMS department, 35 sq mile first due (including 2 major highways and the only access to our county from the penninsula), 350 sq mile mutual aid. Mainly rural until 5 years ago and we became the bedroom community of the Tidewater area. Now we are half rural half residential/commercial mix. We ran 871 calls in 07 which is down from 960 in 06 (mainly due to increased paid staffing of the two county rescue squads). We cover the fast growing district in our county with 20-30 active members and another 15-20 inactive (life members..etc).

    1 Station (4 double deep drive through bays and their all full)
    1990 Grumman engine 1000tank 1500pump
    2005 E-One Rescue-Engine 700tank 1250pump (4 bottle 6000lbs cascade)
    1997 E-One 75' Quint 500tank 1500pump
    1998 Freightliner/ALF tractor drawn tanker 5500tank 1250pump
    1980 Ford/Robinson brush truck 200 tank 200pump
    2002 Frieghtler/Wheel Coach ALS medic
    1998 Chevy Caprice (Duty Officer's vehicle)

    Recent additions
    2007 Rescue1 Boat 16' flat bottom (no pump, county cheaped out on us)
    Air/utility trailer (4 bottle 6000lbs cascade)
    (2) 2007 Dodge Durangos (yeah they got a hemi)
    one is used as the ALS zone the other is a utility vehicle
    2007 Dodge Magnum Chief's Car (its also got a hemi)

    On the way
    2007 Frieghtliner/ Wheel Coach ALS medic
    2008 E-One Engine 1250tank 1500pump (this will replace the Grumman)


    websites being rebuilt so some links may not work and some info may be out of date.
    I live to train so you can train to live.

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    Nov 2007
    Southern Illinois

    Default Williamson Co FPD, IL

    254 sq. miles
    Average 250 calls a year
    Chief- FT
    Deputy Chief-FT
    Airport FF-FT (salary paid by airport)
    Dist Sec.-PT
    POC- approx 70 personnel
    Part time for ARFF coverage- approx 25 personnel

    We have 7 Stations. Each station has an Asst. Chief and a Capt. Station 6 (also HQ) is the station at the airport and provides ARFF also.

    Car 1- Expedition
    Car 2- Crown vic

    Station 1
    -2150 primary engine
    -2151 district reserve engine
    -2160 tender (tanker)
    -2161 district reserve tender
    -2170 brush truck and Gator 1
    -2180 "Squad" equipment box truck

    Station 2
    -2250 engine
    -2260 tender
    -2270 brush truck
    -2271 district reserve brush truck

    Station 3
    -2350 engine
    -2360 tender
    -2370 brush truck and Gator 3

    Station 4
    -2450 engine
    -2460 tender
    -2470 brush trucks

    Station 5
    -2550 engine
    -2560 tender
    -2570 brush truck

    Station 6
    -2650 engine
    -2660 tender
    -2670 brush truck and Gator 6
    -Rescue 1 ARFF

    Station 7
    -2750 engine
    -2760 tender
    -2770 brush truck
    -2780 First responder EMS blazer

    **Pics available at www.wcfpd.net
    The success of a fire department depends on the willingness of its members to put aside their differences and work for the benefit of the dept/community.

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    Kingsbury Indiana
    we cover a large industrial plant, and mostly rural area
    We provide automatic mutial aid to our neighboring township to the south

    we run approx 300 calls a year, 70% are medical
    we have 25 firefighters on our roster
    1 chief, 1assistant chief, abattalion chief, 2 captins and 3 lutenients

    Spencer MFG Engine 1250gpm/Cafs/750Gal of water/Extercation tools
    International Engine 1500gpm/1000 Gal of water
    Top Kick Tanker 500gpm pump 3000 gal of water
    Medtec ambulance for first responder calls
    Dodge Brush Truck

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    Pine Bluff, AR.

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    Watson Chapel Fire Dept. Pine Bluff, AR.
    The only volli service in the state to provide Paramedic ALS 1st response. Aprox 325 calls a year.

    Out of 4 stations
    5 engines
    2 tankers
    2 brush / medical 1st response
    1 heavy rescue
    1 brush truck
    1 moble cascade
    1 hazmat trailer
    1 admin

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    combination department
    30 paid
    130-150 vollie (about 70-80 active)
    8 stations (just lost our busiest to another department)
    3000 calls per year (before losing the station)
    70 square miles
    2 small airports
    1 aphitheatre that holds many concerts every year
    1 international raceway
    1 river splitting our district in 2
    3 elemtary schools
    2 high schools
    1 community college

    13 engines (3 tenders classified as engines)
    6 aid cars
    1 medic unit on contract from medic one
    5 rescues (1 converted aid car, 3 medium rescues, 1 swiftwater)
    4 brush trucks
    1 4x4 gator
    3 chief vehicles
    1 safety
    1 PIO van
    2 maitence trucks

    along with several engines, brush trucks, aid cars, trucks and vans that are not in service but can be used if needed (if they start)
    various support vehicles that work when they feel like it

    we have a confined space rescue team
    wild land fire team
    swiftwater team
    low angle rescue

    we serve a population of about 32,000
    we have 5000 houses that are being built between 2 of our more remote stations along with a huge amount of other housing developments

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