Rehab 80 was a bread truck in its past life however after being donated to the department it was converted into a rehabilitation unit for use on long and exhausting calls where firefighters can relax, grab a bite to eat and a drink, then get back into the action after being cleared by medical staff. This unit was converted mostly by members with only a little work contracted out to outside companies. All companies in Garrett County were given small pull behind trailers for their designated ‘special operations’ that they were responsible for, after outgrowing our trailer we looked for a bigger trailer however after speaking with other departments that have designated trucks for rehab the company decided we would build our own. Rehab 80 has ran calls in Garrett, Allegany, Somerset and Mineral counties.
2002 Spartan Pumper
Engine 81 is a 2002 Spartan Pumper, which was built and purchased from 4-Guys in Meyersdale, PA. The cost of the engine was $245,000 with an additional $1,000 expense in equipment for on the truck. This piece of apparatus was delivered and placed in service in February of 2002
This engine is an honorable mention. We rented this unit to staff it while the Finzel bridge over I-68 was rebuilt and the State Highway Administration agreed to pay for us to staff this unit. This was decided because it was determined that the response time to any calls on the other side (South) of I-68 would be too long to adequately care for our community in that area. This was staffed by 3 firefighters, with at least one being an EMT and one being a driver, 24/7 from June 2016 to August 2016. We pulled extra equipment from out station to outfit it. After the completion of the bridge this unit was taken back out of service and returned. This unit marks the only time our members have ever been paid while responding.
2011 Ford F550
Engine 83, or Mini Pumper 83, is a 2011 Ford F550/ 4Guys Mini pumper that replaced Car 80 as well as the old Brush 89. This unit is our ALS piece which serves as an engine along with the medical equipment that our trained EMTs and Medics use to help protect our community. Most recently purchased for this unit is a new Lifepack 15 monitor to replace the old and outdated Lifepack 12 that was previously on it. This monitor was purchased on a 50/50 grant.
Squad 85 is a 1995 Freightliner Rescue Truck, which was placed in service and ran its first call on the evening before Thanksgiving, November 23rd. The unit was originally purchased jointly thought a loan and grant from the Emergency Trust Fund at a cost of $142,000 fully equipped. The truck's rescue equipment was refreshed in June of 2017.
Tanker 86 was purchased new in 2011 and placed in service after being custom built. The tank is a 3,000 gallon tank, the biggest around the area at the time, which earned 86 the nickname "The Beast of Big Savage." Since being placed in service this unit has continually been upgraded by adding better lighting, and adjusting the parameters of the engine to help it climb all the steep hills in our first due.
2005 Dodge Ram 2500
Utility 88 was purchased and is used mainly as our H.A.R.T (Highway Accident Response Truck). It’s primary uses are currently: delivering personnel to scenes, slowing down/directing traffic before they get to the scene to help keep our members safe, and towing our special operations trailer.
1997 Ford F-350 SRW
Brush 89 was obtained through a program that allows equipment purchased through the Department of Defense to be reallocated to places like fire departments. This particular truck came from the Department of Natural Resources. It was pretty bare when we received it and we quickly went to work outfitting it to be used as a brush truck. The main addition to this truck was a portable water pump with tank and forestry hose. This allows us to get in hard to reach locations that brush fires always seem to find and allows us to get the fire under control.
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