Ladder 36 is a Segrave quint. A quint is capable of providing 5 essential functions on the fireground: pump, water tank, fire hose, aerial device, and ground ladders. This allows the crew to act as either an engine company or a truck company, depending on the Incident Commander’s needs and what the situation dictates. The ability to provide this vast array of services with one apparatus makes Ladder 36 one of the most versatile trucks in the Flagtown Fire Fleet. When Ladder 36 responds to an incident it is capable of carrying 6 firefighters to the scene. Ladder 36′s versatility makes it the first responding truck to structure fires, dumpster fires, fire alarms, CO alarms, RIT assignments, and emergencies of an unknown nature.
Engine 36 is a classic fire engine and is equipped to allow its crew to perform all of the on-scene duties expected of an engine company. This includes, search & rescue, establishing a water supply, fire suppression, exposure protection, and overhaul. Engine 36 carries an assortment of hard suction lines and a variety of strainers, allowing the crew to establish a water supply through drafting operations should the need arise. When Engine 36 responds to an incident it is capable of carrying 6 firefighters to the scene. Engine 36 also carries the necessary equipment to handle roadway incidents making it the first responding apparatus to vehicle accidents and vehicle fires.
Tanker 36 is the fleet’s tanker and is capable of delivering large quantities of water to incidents where hydrants are inaccessible, damaged, or nonexistent. This tanker is equipped with a pump and attack lines allowing it to double as a pumper should the need arise. Tanker 36 carries an assortment of hard suction lines and a variety of strainers, allowing the crew to obtain water through drafting operations if necessary. It is common for Tanker 36 to respond mutual aid into neighboring districts to assist in water shuttle operations. When Tanker 36 responds to an incident it is capable of carrying 3 firefighters to the scene.
Brush 36 is the fleet’s brush truck and is used primarily to fight field fires. The truck’s four-wheel drive capabilities, small profile, and light frame make it an ideal candidate to travel off road into fields and wooded areas to find and extinguish fire. Brush 36 carries a chain saw and an assortment of tools needed fight brush fires. When Brush 36 responds to an incident it is capable of carrying 3 firefighters to the scene. Brush 36 is also utilized in all water rescue incidents and is solely responsible for delivering Marine 36 to the scene.
Brush 36–2 is the fleet’s specialty vehicle. It is a US Army 2 and a half ton truck. While Brush 36–2 responds with Brush 36 to field fires and water rescue incidents, this truck is primarily used to accomplish special tasks that would prove impossible for any of the fleet’s other trucks. Brush 36–2 has a large cargo area that makes it ideal to transport people, equipment, and supplies. This truck has undergone extensive retrofitting to waterproof critical areas and allow the truck to conduct deep water fording. Brush 36–2 has been used numerous times to evacuate residents from flooded areas. During one such rescue, the truck was called upon to fight a structure fire from the water because the water was so deep that no other fire apparatus could approach the structure. In addition, this truck’s size and weight combined with a powerful front mounted winch, give it unprecedented pulling power. Brush 36–2 has been utilized to pull vehicles many times its size out of ditches, mud, and snow. When Brush 36–2 responds to an incident it is capable of carrying 3 firefighters to the scene.
Ranger 36 is another of the fleet’s specialty vehicles. It is an all-terrain 6×6 Polaris Ranger capable of transporting crews into areas that were previously accessible only by foot. Ranger 36 is fully equipped to perform a wide variety of functions. An on-board 95 gallon water tank, a 5 gallon foam concentrate tank, a 50′ Booster reel, and a Darley pump allow for quick and effective suppression of field and wild land fires. The on-board stokes and stretcher system, affords the ability to safely and effectively transport injured individuals. The 800cc Engine, 6 wheel drive capability, and crew complement of 3 allows quick access to remote, previously inaccessible areas and makes Ranger 36 a robust crew and equipment transport. And the full complement of LED warning and scene lighting delivers the ability to safely operate during the day or night.
Marine 36 is Flagtown Fire’s Emergency Response Boat (ERB). It is a 12.5 foot inflatable Mercury boat with a rigid slatted aluminum deck. This ERB is capable of carrying a maximum of 6 people and can be deployed under power, or manually walked into the water by the crew. When deployed under power it is crewed by at least 2 swift water tech qualified members. Marine 36 was instrumental to Flagtown Fire’s response during Hurricane Irene. During and after the storm it was deployed again and again to rescue people trapped by rising waters. Flagtown Fire’s swift water techs launched Marine 36 many times to evacuate residents from their homes, remove people from partially submerged vehicles, and rescue people trapped in swift moving water.
Car 36-1 & 36-2
Car 36 is the Chief’s command car and mobile command post. The vehicle has an area to store the Chief’s Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) including air pack and is equipped with everything necessary to allow him to function as an effective Incident Commander (IC) at any incident to which the department is dispatched. Car 36 is outfitted with an array of mobile and portable radios to allow communication with county dispatch, operations, interior and exterior operating teams, Rapid Intervention Crews, EMS, and any other group relevant to the incident. Car 36 has an onboard laptop programmed with maps and pre-incident planning information such as hydrant locations, utilities disconnects, construction type, and special hazards that help the IC plan an effective response strategy. There are also accountability tools present to enable the IC to keep track of personnel.