Apparatus
19E1 - "Southside Express"
2001 Pierce Enforcer
19E1 is a rescue-pumper and our primary engine out of Station 1. This apparatus can carry 6 firefighters and has 5 MSA SCBA devices. This engine has a 1000 gallon water tank along with a 1750 gpm pump. Engine 1 is equipped with 1000 feet of LDH, 5 different diameter crosslays and speedlays, a light tower, battery operated jaws of life cutter and spreader tool, various types of saws, various types of fans, blitz fire and deluge gun, Thermal Imaging Camera, and a BLS EMS bag with an AED.
19E2 - "Daddy Deuce"
2017 Sutphen
19E2 is our primary engine out of Station 2. This apparatus can carry 7 firefighters and has 6 MSA SCBA devices. This engine has a 1000 gallon water tank along with a 2000 gpm pump. Engine 2 is equipped with 1000 feet of LDH, 5 different diameter crosslays/speedlays, various types of saws, various types of exhaust fans, a blitz fire and deluge gun, Thermal Imaging Camera, and a BLS EMS bag with an AED.
19E5
1996 Spartan/RD Murray
19E5 is our primary rescue-pumper which is housed at Station 2. This apparatus can carry 8 firefighters and has 5 MSA SCBA devices. This engine has a 750 gallon water tank along with a 1500 gpm pump. Engine 5 is equipped with 700 feet of LDH, 5 different diameter crosslays and speedlays, a light tower, full set of jaws of life tools; cutters, spreaders, and rams which includes a portable power unit to control these attachments, Rescue Jacks set, various size of hydraulic airbags, air chizzel, various types of saws, various types of fans, deluge gun, and a BLS EMS bag with an AED.
19M10
2003 Ford F-550 Superduty
19M10 was once in service as a mini-pumper/brush firefighting vehicle as it has a 450 gallon tank with a 200gpm CET pump afixed to the rear of the vehicle. With two very large work cabinets on either side and a medium sized work cabinet on the rear end of the vehicle this allowed for various tools and equipment to be stored and ready at a moments notice. 19M10 has the following hose connections if needed: a rear booster line, 2 pre-connected attachments for various size hand lines, as well as an additional connection for a discharge line off the rear of the vehicle. This vehicle has served its time well here at Rapids as a brush firefighting vehicle, but due to the lack of these types of calls and many mutual aid agencies with this type of vehicle if needed we have chosen to re-purpose it as a miscellaneous/utility vehicle. Now, 19M10 is used for transporting personnel to fire police/traffic control assignments, EMS calls, training classes, etc. At any moment this vehicle could be put back into action as a brush firefighting vehicle if needed.
19M3
2018 Ford Explorer
19M3 is our EMS response vehicle, also known as a fly car. This vehicle has the equipment to work any EMS call at any level of care. It is equipt with a BLS bag, Zoll X-Series Cardiac Monitor, EZ-IO, full ALS equipment bag, full ALS medication bag, and controlled substances. This vehicle's purpose is for our EMT's to sign out for duty shifts to be readily available to respond to the scene to help cut down time when minutes matter along with being a mutual aid response vehicle whenever agencies need various levels of care to assist.Our EMS vehicles are used the most as the largest percentage of our emergency calls are EMS in nature.
19M4 - "The Beast"
1990 GMC/Pierce
19M4 is a medium duty walk-in rescue truck that is housed at Station 1. This piece of apparatus is used for various tasks such as being able to haul large amounts of equipment for various assignments, transport up to 9 crew members to and from assignments, additional lighting at scenes, and this vehicle also has a BLS EMS bag on it to serve any EMS responses that may arise.
19M6
2014 Ford F-150
19M6 is our utility vehicle used for various tasks. This vehicle is housed at Station 1 and used for primary EMS responses with manpower. This vehicle has various types of fire police equipment, a BLS EMS bag, and an AED.
19M7
2016 Chevrolet Tahoe
19M7 is a company owned vehicle used by the chief or assistant chief of the department used for responding to emergency calls. The purpose of this vehicle is to have all the necessary equipment with them so they may report directly to the scene of an emergency and begin taking care of the situation at hand. Whether it be an EMS call in which this vehicle has a fully equipped BLS jump bag and an AED or a fire call in which is carries a fire extinguisher, assorted hand tools, an SCBA air pack, and the individual assigned to the vehicle's PPE. This vehicle will also be used as a command post at fire scenes with multiple radios housed in it, an incident command tactical use board to have an accountability of all personnel and equipment involved in the incident, and multiple other resources needed for a fire incident i.e. building pre-plans, mutual aid assignments, maps, ERG, etc.
19R9
2013 Chevrolet 3500 Road Resscue
19R9 is an Advanced Life Support (ALS) ambulance which is housed at Station 2. This ambulance has full compliment of EMS equipment including a Zoll X-Series Cardiac Monitor, EZ-IO, ALS and BLS medications, Stryker Power-Pro Electric Stretcher, and various other pieces of equipment needed to do our jobs day in and day out. Our EMS vehicles are used the most as the largest percentage of our emergency calls are EMS in nature.

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