Apparatus

Our apparatus consists of three ETAs (Engine Tanker Apparatus), A Four wheel drive (F) brush truck and a Marine Rescue (MR) air boat.

ETA 12-1 is a 1993 Pierce Dash fire engine.  The primary mission of ETA 12-1 is fire attack.  This rig is the first to respond to structure fires in the district. It carries 1000 gallons of water and has a 1250 gallon per minute pump.  The apparatus seats five firefighters in addition to the driver/pump operator.

ETA 12-2 is a 2001 Pierce Saber fire engine.  The primary mission of ETA 12-2 is fire attack and water supply.  This rig is the second to respond to structure fires in the district. It carries 1000 gallons of water and has a 1250 gallon per minute pump.  The apparatus seats five firefighters in addition to the driver/pump operator.  ETA 12-2 carries 1200 feet of five inch diameter hose.  This hose can be connected to a hydrant and laid down the road or driveway to bring the water supply to the spot where it is needed.  ETA 12-2 can supply water to ETA 12-1 while its’ crew simultaneously attacks the fire.

ETA 12-3 is a 1987 3D fire engine.  The primary mission of ETA 12-3 is water supply.  This is the third ETA to respond to structure fires in the district. It carries 1000 gallons of water and has a 1000 gallon per minute pump.  The apparatus seats one firefighter in addition to the driver/pump operator.  In areas of the district that do not have hydrants ETA 12-3 is used to shuttle water from a remote source to the fire.  It can also be used to pump water from a hydrant to the other trucks if a long hose lay is used and hydrant pressure needs to be supplemented.

F12-4 is a 1990 GMC four wheel drive pick up with a utility body.  This truck is primarily used for brush fires, to tow our air boat, and for traffic control.  F12-4 carries 220 gallons of water and has a 75 GPM pump.  This truck is unique in that it was purchased by the Fire Company using funds raised through Field Days and donated to the fire district.  All the other fire apparatus was purchased by the District using tax money.

MR (Marine Rescue) 12-5 is a 18′ airboat.  While we use MR 12-5 in the summer, the primary advantage of this aircraft propeller driven boat is its’ ability to move across the frozen lake in the winter.  Wearing special “cold water rescue suits” firefighters can enter frigid water to assist people in distress.
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