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 11

Engine 11
  • Make / Model: HME Inc.
  • Engineer: Wade Hartley (Lead Engineer St. 1)
  • Year: 1998
  • Manufacturer: Custom Fire Apparatus, Inc.
  • Location: Station 1
  • Description: The pump is rated at 1500 gallons per minute (gpm). The tank on Engine 11 holds 750 gallons of water, so smaller fires can be fought without hooking up to a water source.

Engine 14

Engine 34
  • Make / Model: Ford 9000
  • Engineer: Mike Novotny
  • Year: 1985
  • Manufacturer: General Safety Equipment
  • Location: Station 1
  • Description: Engine 14 has capabilities similar to Engine 11. Its pump is rated at 1250 gpm and its tank capacity is 750 gallons.

Engine 33

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  • Make / Model: Pierce Enforcer
  • Engineer: Chris Tewalt (Lead Engineer St. 3)
  • Year: 2008
  • Manufacturer: Pierce Manufacturing, Inc.
  • Location: Station 3
  • Description: This truck is the primary engine and rescue truck for Station 3. It is outfitted for fire, rescue, and medical emergencies. Engine 33's pump is rated at 1500 gpm. Its water tank capacity is 700 gallons and it carries 30 gallons of Class A firefighting foam and 100 gallons of Class B firefighting foam.