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 26 - Coming Soon



  • Make/Model: Pierce Enforcerengine 26
  • Year: 2017
  • Manufacturer: Pierce Manufacturing, Inc.
  • Location: Station 1
  • Description: Engine 26 is a combination engine and water tender shuttle being built to serve the rural South End areas of Inver Grove Heights, where large swathes of land are not fed by city water.  Engine 26 will carry 2500 gallons of water that can be gravity dropped into a 3000 gallon drop tank, or pumped with its 1500 gpm pump.  Engine 26 will also be equipped and staffed to fill the tactical role of an engine company if need be.  It will also feature a topside sign board for traffic control.  It will be capable of being crewed by five firefighters.

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.