In November 2009 the McKownville Fire Department took delivery of this brand new American LaFrance Engine-Rescue. The engine is equipped with a 1500 gpm pump, a 750 gallon water tank. Two 200 foot pre-connected hose lines of 1 ¾” hose line provide immediate fire suppression for all forms of firefighting. An additional 100 foot pre-connected hose line on the front bumper is in place for additional fire suppression, such as motor vehicle fires. The back hose bed has 5” hose line and 3” hose line for water supply and 2 ½” hose line for larger fires. The apparatus has seating for 8 firefighters, including 5 pack seats for interior firefighters. In addition the apparatus has brand new Holomatro extrication tools, better known as the “Jaws of Life” which can be used connected to the apparatus or using the portable power source. In addition there are many additional tools that make this apparatus a very useful piece of equipment for the district.
Engine 55 is 1990 American LaFrance engine with a 1500 gpm, and a 500 gallon water tank. For over 20 years this apparatus has proudly served the residents of McKownville and its surrounding communities, twenty of which it was first due to almost all calls. The apparatus has seating for 6 firefighters, including 3 pack seats for interior firefighters. The apparatus, like 57, is equipped with two, 200 foot pre-connected hose lines of 1 ¾” hose line, which provide immediate fire suppression for all forms of firefighting. The back hose bed carries 4” hose and 3” hose for water supply, and 2 ½” hose line for larger fires. Equipped with additional hand tools and power tools makes this apparatus a great second due engine for the department.
Squad 53 is a Chevy box van modified to work as a firefighting walk-through
rescue vehicle. Squad 53 has sitting for up to 8 firefighter, 6 interior pack
seats and is equipped with a generator, the departments older extrication tools
(Jaws of Life), a cascade system to portably fill the air bottles for
firefighters, and a significant amount of hand tools necessary on most fire
501 & 502
These two Dodge Durango’s are the response vehicles of the chief and assistant chief. The vehicles allow the chiefs to respond directly from their homes to the scene to perform the immediate investigation to plan a plan of attack prior to the firefighters arrival on the engines. The information that could be gained can include whether there is fire or not, whether there are people trapped, the location of the hydrants or water sources, and how the incoming apparatus should be positioned to tackle the emergency at hand. These vehicles are equipped with radios, turnout gear for the chiefs themselves, and reference material necessary for controlling other emergencies such as Haz-Mat emergencies.
Engine 56 is no longer a responding apparatus. Engine 56 is a 1956
American LaFrance pumper that served the district as a responding engine for
decades. The pump is no longer in service but the apparatus is still used in
many functions such as a parades and the famous Santa run. The true pride of
the department, especially the older members, 56 will be in the possession of
McKownville for years to come.