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    I am on a Vollie Dept in the Midwest, We are City Fire only in a town of about 2000. We have two pumpers, One is five passenger the other is a three passanger both hold 750 gallons. The 5 passenger has 911 seats with build it SCBA. We also have a rescue van equiped with more bottles and extrication equipment. We have 20 members and we are all vollies. We do get paid a small fee per call and per training which we train twice per month.

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    vollie 40 members
    2-6 seater engines with 1000gal water 100gal foam
    1-4 seater tanker with 2000gal water
    1-8 seater Heavy rescue
    1-4door 2008 ford fouts bros brush truck

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    30 member Volli Dept.

    1- 6 person engine, 1000 gal water, 1500 gal. pump
    1 5 person engine, 750 water, 1250 pump
    1- 3 person engine, 500 gal water, 750 pump
    1- 2 person pumper/tanker, 2500 gal water, 1000 gal pump
    1- utility vehicle

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    Our vollie fire service has:

    13-stations
    70-members(all vollie)
    15-engines
    12-tankers
    1-ladder truck
    2-response vehicle(suv and a chief car)

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    25ish vol no pay
    2 engines 2 seaters 750 gal.
    1 rescue 5 seater
    1 tanker 2 seater 2500 gal.
    2 brush trucks 2 seater 300 gal.
    1 Chiefs car
    100 sqmi coverage area
    5000 pop approx for coverage area
    3200 pop for city area.
    Imagine Having done nothing.

    150 years of tradition unhampered by progress!

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    My Department, Volunteer/Combination (paid EMS & day time duty crew)
    We have 360 Volunteer & 175 Paid Staff

    14 Pumpers(Engines)
    3 Ladders(2 Towers,1 Stick)
    3 Tenders(Tankers)
    3 Rescues(2 heavy,1 light)
    10 Ambulances
    15 Support/Chief vehicles
    5 Booster/Brush trucks
    2 Rescue Boats
    1 Bulldozer w/Transporter
    1 Rehab Truck

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    Full vollie rural dept.
    ISO 6
    20 member slots/14 or so active
    2 stations

    2 1000gal, 1000gpm pumpers
    1 1000gal, 1250gpm pumper
    2 250gal brush trucks
    1 rescue/recovery (former ambulance)
    1 2000gal tanker (former military 5 ton)
    1 1200gal tanker (former miltary fuel tanker)
    2 ATVs w/tanks and sprayers
    1 chief/admin car
    Avg age of vehicles is 21 years.

    67 sq miles
    approx 750 residence structures
    2 major N/S E/W highways
    natural gas pipelines
    natural gas drilling operations

    Good bunch of guys on the dept. Worked hard to get the ISO 6, and working hard to maintain it.

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    We are a 20 member POC department for a city of 5k within 2.1 square miles, but we mutail aid an area up to 25 square miles.

    1988 FMC F750 Engine, 5 person, 1000 gal water, 1500 gal. pump
    1998 Pierce Saber Engine ,6 person, 1500 gal water, 1500 gal. pump
    2001 Ford Expedition Resue/Medical Rig, 4 person
    2007 Spartan/Hackney Heavy Rescue Truck, 5 person
    1979 GMC Brush Truck, 2 person

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    Vollie fire department (No EMS)
    We average 400 calls a year.
    35 members
    121 square miles
    4-2man pumpers
    2-booster/brush trucks
    1-personelle carrier
    1- medium rescue
    1-rescue boat
    and a tanker on the way.

    And in the process of converting an old pumper to a bar-b-que pit.
    I have no ambition in this world but one, and that is to be a fireman. The position may, in the eyes of some, appear to be a lowly one; but we who know the work which the fireman has to do believe that his is a noble calling. Our proudest moment is to save lives. ~Edward F. Croker

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1050major View Post
    Vollie fire department (No EMS)
    We average 400 calls a year.
    35 members
    121 square miles
    4-2man pumpers
    2-booster/brush trucks
    1-personelle carrier
    1- medium rescue
    1-rescue boat
    and a tanker on the way.

    And in the process of converting an old pumper to a bar-b-que pit.
    Would like the details on the conversion we are about to have a spare pumper that would help us at fund raising events and such.
    Imagine Having done nothing.

    150 years of tradition unhampered by progress!

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    The district I am a member of (Fisher Ferry Volunteer Fire Department) is one of 6 volunteer departments in the county. We are the second “largest” and busiest district in the county. We have about 20 firefighters and 10 support personnel, all 100% volunteer. We average around 150 calls a year, mostly fire calls because the only real medical runs the fire companies role on is rollover MVC’s. But as far as actual working structure fires we average about 30 working structures a year.

    We have:
    Engine 304
    2 stations. Station one is a 3 bay primary station with meeting/training rooms, kitchen, chiefs/officers office, maintenance room, bunk rooms, showers, TV room, soon to be exercise room, and SCBA refill area.
    Station 2 is a 2 bay station, but right now only has one engine in it. It has no living quarters and does not really respond that much.

    Engine 304
    Primary engine to everything, including mutual aid
    1200 gallon tank
    5 seated, 4 door commercial Freightliner cab

    Engine 303
    1000 Gallon “Second-due” engine
    Only rolls to house fires inside our protection district
    2 door commercial FERRARA

    Engine 301
    Stationed at station 2. Rolls to fires on the west end of our district.
    2 seated, 1000 gallon, commercial cab.

    Support 309
    Can be driven by support personnel
    Is used for rehab a fires
    Holds extra SCBA bottles, drinking water, and some other small equipment

    We have new engine being built and when it is delivered will become our primary engine.

    Overall throughout the county we have about 150 volunteers.

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    Lets see........
    6 Companies housed in 10 stations.
    Approx. 340 Firefighters township wide.
    14 Engines
    5 Ladders
    4 Heavy Rescues
    7 Brush Trucks
    3 Water Rescue/Scuba Vans
    4 Fire Boats
    2 Quick Response Wave Runners
    2 Technical Rescue Trucks (staffed by our tech. rescue team)
    1 Technical Rescue Trailer (also staffed by tech team)
    7 Command Vehicles (Each stations chief has one and our district chief)
    and each station has its own utility vehicle (dodge dakotas)

    Here are the round about run stats for each company - NO EMS
    Station 25 - Approx. 1100 calls p/y (my station)
    Station 26 - Approx. 1000 calls p/y
    Station 27 - Approx. 350 calls p/y
    Station 28 - Approx. 575 calls p/y
    Station 29 - Approx. 700 calls p/y
    Station 30 - Approx. 850 calls p/y
    Total Calls for Entire Department - Approx. 4,575

    Our Department is staffed 100% by volunteer firefighters. The township is about 30 square miles and has a full-time pop. of 85,000, a day time pop. of 130,000 and in the summer months we increase to about 165,000 because we are a vacation spot for the tri-state area (NJ, NY, & CT). Our EMS is handled by either Police based paid BLS crews or 100% Vol. BLS crews. Just as an indicator in the last 5 days we have had 4 confirmed general alarm (all companies dispatched) working fires. Pretty busy but we handle it 110%. Stay safe.
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    We are an all volunteer dept. We cover an approx 112 sq mile area. Our area is mostly resdential on one side where it borders the city and changes to rural as you go west to the state line. We have approx 25 firefighters,10 fire medics (do both) that are a mix of EMT-B, EMT-P and First Responder trained, and about 10 folks that do EMS only. We run from 3 stations.

    Station 1:
    '72 Maxim 85ft Quint-carries air bags,jaws and all rescue equipment
    '84 Pierce Pumper
    '87 Pierce Rescue Pumper
    '88 Ford Brush

    Central:
    '97 International Ambulance used for ems first response and rehab
    '04 ALF/Freightliner 4-door Pumper
    '87 GMC Topkick Tanker
    Unk Kaiser 5-ton Brush
    Central also has our SCBA refill station and a large community center available for rental that we use for FD functions and training.

    Station 2 is being rebuilt but once completed will get the '84 Pierce and a brush truck. Dont know which brush it is getting since we are getting a new one with grant money. We also have a group that run a volunteer ambulance through the county ems agency. I think we run around 350 calls a year give or take a few,not sure on the type breakdown.
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    sent you an email, I am interested in the BBQ engine. Any pics. or ideas would be great.
    Thanks Michael
    PS;
    2 stations
    3 pumpers
    2 amb
    1 ladder
    1 boat and 1 pickup
    20 sq.miles
    around 900 calls annual
    EMS and fire
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    All Volunteer
    6 active volunteers, 6 semi active
    1976 seagraves Class A Pumper 500 gal water(5 seats 2 scba)
    2002 FORD f350 crewcab, 225 galons water Urban interface/wildland 6 seats with 2 scba's on board. 100 feet 2 1/2 hose and 200 feet 1 1/2 hose
    1998 Astro Van AWD amb.
    1 Station Cokedale Colorado, about 100 houses 2.5 square miles
    Mutuial Aid thruout las animas county (Largest county in colorado, ALL volunteers)

    BUDGET $4200.00

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    POC station for town of approx 2 000

    15 members (Running with 13 at the mo)
    1 x urban pumper (isuzu type 2)
    1 x Support vehicle - Truck/ute with 2 x scba onboard, monitor, xtra cylinders, spag sorb, foam etc etc etc

    Next town is about 2km away and their isn't any real break btwn them and us so lots on mutual aid, specially for AFA calls

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    We have 20 members, 10 active.
    4 stations
    6 pumpers
    4 tankers
    1 rescue
    4 brush trucks

    We cover parts of 2 counties and get 70 to 100 calls a year, mostly brush fires.

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    All-volunteer department running out of one station, serving a rural/suburban area. One of five stations in the county, and participate in extensive automatic aid with all companies within the county, and in neighboring counties also. We cover approximately 72 square miles of the county.

    40 members, 18 active

    Engine - 1990 Grumman 1000/750 (vehicle gets replaced in 2008)
    Tanker - 1992 International/S&S 1000/1800
    Rescue - 2001 International/Pierce heavy rescue
    EMS - 2000 Chevrolet Suburban
    Brush - 2006 Ford F350/Alum-Line
    Chief - 1997 Ford Expedition

    Average 700 calls per year, approximately 50% are EMS first response.

    More info: www.hvfd2.com

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    Hardin V.F.D.
    Pine Bluff, Arkansas
    Pop. 4,000
    2 Stations

    E-1 1989 E-One 750 GPM, 1200 GAL
    E-2 1998 Central States 1250GPM, 1800 GAL
    E-3 1993 Deep South 1250 GPM, 1000 GAL

    T-6 1994 Deep South 500GPM, 2000 GAL
    T-7 1994 Depp South 500GPM, 2000 GAL

    S-8 2006 Deep South 300GPM, 300 GAL
    S-10 2007 Deep South 300GPM, 300 GAL

    We have 25 members, and respond to fire calls only. We do about 150 calls a year and about 15 to 20 working fires a year. New pumper on order, Should be another Deep South or Pierce. Are area is all rural and we have an ISO CLASS-4 rating.

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    3 - pumpers
    1 - heavy rescuen
    1 - tower
    1 - light duty rescue / brush truck
    1 - brush truck
    2 - tankers
    2 - command vehicles
    1 - equipment trailer

    1 station
    Volunteer
    26 members
    approx. 225 calls per year
    no ems, only mva

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    all vol dept 23 members 17 active
    2006 smeal/spartan 6 man, top mnt 1000gal 20gal foam/ 1250 pump
    1977 darley top mnt 750gal/750pump
    1967 alexis pump/roll 1600gal elip stainless (1994)
    1995 chev 3500hd 4 door/rescue
    1995 chev 2 door utility

    56 sq mile mostly ag, (corn,Beans,etc.) village of 430 640 total in district

    75-85 calls. 65% medical

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    All Volunteer, 1 station, 70 members, 40 active

    2 Engines
    1 Rescue-Engine
    1 Tower Ladder
    1 QRS
    1 Utility
    1 Duty Chief veh
    1 Chief's veh

    350 Fire calls per year
    600 EMS BLS calls, non-transport

    8.1 Sq miles
    Daytime pop.- around 23,000
    Nighttime pop- around 13,500

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    I'm a member of the Ashley Community Fire Protection District, Ashley Illinois. I'd list all kinds of things about our department, but this will take care of it for me:

    http://www.ashleyfire.org

    Be safe everyone!

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    Quote Originally Posted by iggerzonfire View Post
    We are City Fire only in a town of about 2000.
    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)?

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