Ambulance & Medic units
An ambulance provides
pre hospital Basic Life Support care. These units are staffed by two
Emergency Medical Technicians. A medic unit provides pre hospital Advanced Life Support care. These units are staffed by two Paramedics.
An Engine is equipped with a pump, hose and on board water tank to extinguish fires. An engine company responds to a multitude of medical emergencies, auto accidents, hazardous material incidents and various other emergencies. Engine
A Ladder Truck provides Search and Rescue, Ventilation and Tactical Rescue capabilities. The aerial ladder provides access to normally out of reach places, both above and below grade for victim rescue. While it does not carry water, it works in conjunction with an engine to provide an elevated waterway used for large fires.
A Tanker is utilized to bring firefighting water to rual areas that have no public water system, i.e. fire hydrants. They can carry anywhere from 1,850 to 3,500 gallons of water and can operate with just a driver.
Hazmat Support 516 offers additional equipment such as personal protective clothing, large quantity leak control, and advanced technical decontamination.
A brush truck is a small four-wheel vehicle equipped with a small pump, water take hose wheel and various hand tools to fight brush or forest fires.
The Collapse Unit brings specialized equipment to technical rescue incidents including confined space rescues, trench rescues, building collapses, and transportation incidents involving large trucks and trains.