Engines

Fire Engines


The primary purpose of the engine trucks is to pump water from a water source to the hose lines used by firefighters. An engine truck, often called pumpers, will draw water from a hydrant. When no nearby hydrant is available the engine truck can draw water from a static water source such as a lake, pond, drop tank, or even a swimming pool. Drawing water from one of these sources is called drafting.

Engine trucks are equipped with a tank of water to use as a temporary water source. The amount of water in the vehicle's tank is limited and is only used for fighting small fires or the initial fire attack before hooking up to a water source. The engine truck is the primary vehicle for firefighting activities and is the first truck dispatched.

Engine 17


engine 17
  • Make/Model: Pierce Enforcer
  • Year: 2016
  • Manufacturer: Pierce Manufacturing, Inc.
  • Location: Station 1
  • Description: Engine 17 is a 2016 Pierce medium-body pumper and is the front line Engine out of Station 1.  Built for the suburban South Grove neighborhoods, it is equipped with a 1500 gpm Waterous pump and a 500 gallon water tank, as well as a 30 gallon Class A foam tank.  Engine 17 can carry up to five firefighters, along with a full complement of fire, rescue, and EMS equipment, including a Genesis battery-powered combi-tool (Jaws of Life).

Engine 21


engine 21
  • Make/Model: Ford F550
  • Year: 2015
  • Manufacturer: Custom Fire Apparatus, Inc.
  • Location: Station 1
  • Description: Engine 21 is a 2015 Custom Fire “mini-pumper.”  Built for the long driveways and setbacks of the acreage lots in the South End, Engine 21 is equipped with a 1000 gpm Waterous pump and a 300 gallon water tank, as well as a 30 gallon Class A foam tank.  Engine 21’s reduced size means it can only carry three firefighters, but it still boasts a nearly full complement of fire, rescue, and EMS equipment, including a Genesis battery-powered combi-tool (Jaws of Life)

 
  

Engine 33



engine 33
  • Make/Model: Pierce Enforcer
  • Year: 2008
  • Manufacturer: Pierce Manufacturing, Inc.
  • Location: Station 3
  • Description: Engine 33 is a 2008 Pierce long-body rescue-pumper and is the front line Engine out of Station 3.  Stationed adjacent to our major highways, Engine 33 is equipped as an Engine/Rescue with a full complement of hydraulic tools (Jaws of Life).  Engine 33 has a 1500 gpm Waterous pump and carries 700 gallons of water, along with 30 gallons of Class A foam and 100 gallons of Class B foam.  Engine 33 carries up to six firefighters.