Equipment to Save Live and Property
We have the equipment to address any type of local emergency.
Two Fully-Equipped Fire Engines. Combined they can deliver three thousand gallons of water a minute with on-board storage of a thousand gallons for brush fires.
Two Rapid Response Emergency Medical Vehicles. Staffed 24/7 and fully equipped for medical emergencies. They are located equidistantly along the ten miles of our village lake front so that our response time to calls is within 3 to 4 minutes. This is imperative to saving lives.
Two custom Built Rescue Trucks. Equipped with the “jaws of life” and a foam delivery system to fight gasoline fires from vehicle accidents and emergencies.
Rescue Boat. Docked at the yacht club, it can respond quickly to aid boaters with medical emergencies. Also on board is a fire fighting cannon that will deliver water to boat, dock or lake front house fires.
Firefighter Equipment. All firefighters are equipped with self-contained breathing equipment and “turn-out” gear to ensure their safet
Details on each of the pieces of equipment are below.
Rescue 127 was custom built by Freedom Fire of Marietta GA, utilizing a Ford F550 4x4 chassis. It was delivered to the Fire Department on May 1, 2011. Within 4 hours of being in service it was fighting its first car fire.
Rescue 127 carries the Jaws of Life, hydraulic rams, lifting air bags, a compressed air foam system which can produce 300 gals of foam for fires, and all the necessary equipment to handle rescue and extrication of people at accidents. The truck is also equipped with flood lights to light the scene and a 3,500 watt generator to power additional lights and tools. There is also a K12 saw and chain saws. There are both battery operated and electric drills and saw zalls mounted on the truck. A 12,000 pound winch is mounted on the front bumper. The truck is also equipped with 3 SCBA's (self contained breathing apparatus) and spare air cylinders. To reduce the electrical load on the truck all lighting are LED's, this includes the telescoping scene lights, and compartment lights.
Rescue 127 is first due on all motor vehicle accidents and also responds to all fire calls to provide additional support.
This picture shows the Jaws of Life system. The jaws equipment is mounted on a slide out tray for easy access and is pre-connected for immediate deployment. There is 100 ft of hydraulic line on the reel and if needed the power unit can be moved closer to the scene of the accident.
This picture is of the compressed air foam system. The system will produce 300 gals of foam and can be placed in immediate use by opening one valve on the compressed air tank. The United Way of Loudon County provided a grant to help pay for the purchase of the system. The system can be recharged in the field by filling the round red tank with one gallon of foam concentrate and 29 gals of water, also there is a spare compressed air cylinder to be used for this recharging.
Engine 123 is a 2005 Ferrara pumper and is built on a Sterling Chassis. It features a Hale 1,500 GPM pump, and carries 1,000 gallons of water. It has a generator, scene lights and a pre-piped deck gun. It carries 1,200 feet of 5" large diameter supply hose, 300 feet of 2 1/2" supply line, and has 2 - 250 ft pre-connected attack lines. There is also a 500 gpm Blitz Fire Monitor on the engine. It also carries 4 self contained breathing packs for fire fighters. Engine 123 also has 2 telescoping scene lights and a 5,000 watt generator to supply 120 volts for the lights and auxiliary equipment. A thermal imaging camera is also carried on Engine 123 which is used to check for hidden hot spots. Engine 123 is second due engine on all fire calls.
Docked at the yacht club, it can respond quickly to aid boaters with medical emergencies. Also on board is a fire fighting cannon that will deliver water to boat, dock or lake front house fires.
Our cascade trailer contains a 4 bottle unit as shown above. We have in our inventory 30 air bottles of which 13 are installed on our Self Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA's), as pictured on the right. This gives us 17 spare air bottles. At a major incident we may use up all our spare air bottles and need more, the cascade system would be used to refill empty air bottles. The system contains Four 4500 psi DOT cylinders and is mounted in a trailer which we can move to the scene of the incident.
This is an example of the SCBA's used by our fire fighters. The air bottle contains breathing air which is under a pressure of 4,500 PSI , under ideal conditions this will allow a fire fighter to have about 45 minutes of breathing air.
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