ARIZONA CITY FIRE DISTRICT APPARATUS

Ladder 566

LADDER 566

The District had the new ladder truck custom built in 2011. The new apparatus is a Rosenbaurer brand truck on a Spartan Chassis. The truck is equipped with a 75 foot ladder that can be controlled from the deck or from remote control. The remote control unit will operate the ladder from a distance of 300 feet. The remote also will allow the engineer to operate the nozzle at the tip of the ladder to give us an elevated water stream. The unit is equipped with the Rosenbaurer smart ladder technology. This technology keeps the ladder from jerking back and forth while operating and has automatic shut down when lowering the ladder to put it away if it get too close to the cab of the unit and is not in position to seat in the proper place. It is sometimes hard to see how close you are to the roof of the truck; this unit has an automatic seat function. Once it is engaged it will automatically seat the ladder.

The unit has room for 6 fire fighters and 5 of the seats are equipped with SCBA seats. (These seats have the air packs mounted into the back of the seat so that fire fighters can put them on while seated in the truck.) The unit will carry 400 gallons of water and has a 1,500 gallon per minute pump. The truck carries 1,200 feet of 4” supply hose on the hose bed. This tuck has a hydraulic house bed on the passenger side of the truck. This hose bed will lower to the ground for loading the hose. This is a great feature not only for the ease of loading hose, but for the safety of the fire fighters not having to crawl up on the truck to load the hose. The ladder truck carries an assortment of ground ladders to meet all the Insurance Service Office (ISO) requirements. The truck is equipped with a generator to operate additional scene lighting. There is plenty of cabinet space on this truck to carry all the needed firefighting equipment. We will be doing a lot of special training with this truck along with placement on the fire scene along with other apparatus. This truck is heavier and longer than any other apparatus we now have and presently we only have a few personnel who are qualified to operate this truck.

 

 

Engine 566

ENGINE 566

Arizona City Fire District had Engine 566 custom built in 2010. This engine was built off the specifications of Engine 568. This engine is a KME predator fire truck which carries 1,000 gallons of water. This unit is equipped with a 1,250 gallon per minute pump. This truck has plenty of storage cabinets to haul all the needed equipment and will carry 6 fire fighters. Five of the seats are equipped with SCBA seats so the firefighters can put their breathing equipment on while seated in the apparatus. The unit carries 1,250 feet of four inch supply line. There are 2 cross lays on the truck with 150 feet of 1.75” attack line. There are also 400 feet of 2.5”hose carried and an additional 100 feet of 1.75”so we can reach further distances as in the case of a 2 story home. This truck carries a full set of extrication equipment along with all the necessary tools needed for firefighting efforts. This truck is equipped with a 24’ two section extension ladder, a 14’ roof ladder with roof hooks, and a 10’ folding attic ladder.

 

This truck was built to match the other engine that the District owns for a couple of reasons. First, everything on the truck is identical as the 2008 truck, which makes it less complicated for personnel to find equipment during a fire or emergency. All the equipment is mounted in the same place on both apparatus. The second reason is for maintenance and parts replacement. The motors in both units are the same so they both use the same type oil and other fluids which keep us from having to have different types of fluids on hand. The big difference you will notice on the trucks is that E-566 has chrome wheels and E-566 has painted wheels.

 

 

Engine 568

 

ENGINE 568

Dedicated in honor of Captain David Boser

Arizona City Fire District had Engine 568 custom built in 2008. This engine is a KME predator fire truck which carries 1,000 gallons of water. This unit is equipped with a 1,250 gallon per minute pump. This truck has plenty of storage cabinets to haul all the needed equipment and will carry 6 fire fighters. Five of the seats are equipped with SCBA seats so the firefighters can put their breathing equipment on while seated in the apparatus. The unit carries 1,250 feet of four inch supply line. There are 2 cross lays on the truck with 150 feet of 1.75” attack line. There are also 400 feet of 2.5”hose carried and an additional 100 feet of 1.75”so we can reach further distances as in the case of a 2 story home. This truck carries a full set of extrication equipment along with all the necessary tools needed for firefighting efforts. This truck is equipped with a 24’ two section extension ladder, a 14’ roof ladder with roof hooks, and a 10’ folding attic ladder.

             As it states in the heading, this truck was dedicated in honor of Captain Dave Boser who passed away in October of 2008 shortly after returning from doing a midpoint inspection on this apparatus. Dave was to be the Captain on this unit when it went in service. This unit was replacing the unit that Dave was Captain on. We have installed a dedication plaque in his honor on the front doors of this unit. Dave was a 10 year veteran with Arizona City Fire.

 

 

Tender 568

TENDER 568

Arizona City Fire District had Tender 568 built at the same time we built E-568 from KME. Having both trucks built at the same time saved trips to the company for truck inspections. The tender is 2008 KME Tender/pumper built on an International chassis. This tanker carries 1,800 gallons of water and has a 750 gallon per minute pump. This truck has the capability of pump and roll (it can pump water while driving down the street). This unit carries a 2,100 gallon water tank for use when a fire hydrant is not available. This truck has plenty of storage cabinets to haul all the needed equipment and will carry 3 fire fighters.   The unit carries 1,200 feet of four inch supply line. There are 2 cross lays on the truck with 150 feet of 1.75” attack line. There are also 400 feet of 2.5”hose carried and an additional 100 feet of 1.75”so we can reach further distances as in the case of a 2 story home. This apparatus carries all the tools needed for firefighting efforts. This truck is equipped with the same equipment as the first out engines and can be used as a back up to either of the engines. This truck is equipped with a 24’ two section extension ladder, a 14’ roof ladder with roof hooks, and a 10’ folding attic ladder.

 

Rescue 567

RESCUE 567

Arizona City Fire District purchased Rescue-567 in 2008. It is a 4 door, 3/4 ton Chevrolet pickup that is used for running Emergency Medical Calls. The rescue can carry up to five personnel. The truck is equipped with a camper type shell to store medical equipment and has a roll out bed installed to make it easier to reach needed equipment. This unit is used to run Basic Life Support (BLS) calls as well as Advance Life Support (ALS) calls. This unit has saved the District money in terms of fuel and maintenance costs verses using larger apparatus to run medical calls in the District.

 

 

Command 566

COMMAND-566

Arizona City Fire District purchased Car-566 in 2008. It is a 4 door, ½ ton Chevrolet pickup that is used by the Fire Chief. It is the command vehicle during fire emergencies and the Fire Chief utilizes the vehicle for Fire Prevention and Community Activities.

Utility 566

UTILTY 566

Utility 566 was purchased to replace a 1966 boom truck. The utility is a 1994 International boom truck with a reach of 41 feet. This truck is equipped with out riggers for safety which the older truck did not have. This truck will be used to supply back up to other apparatus at the fire scenes. It is equipped with emergency lighting and when finished will have a generator and air compressor mounted on the unit. This unit will also be equipped with extra air bottles in the future to supply the replacement bottles when needed at the fire scene. This truck is also used to hang the community Christmas decorations and occasionally help when the community does cleanups and needs help trimming palm trees.