Engine 3 is a 2016 E-One Custom Cab Pumper. This apparatus carries 1000 gallons of water, has a 1500 gallon per minute pump, and carries 1000' of 4" supply hose. It is also licensed through the State of Ga. Office of EMS as a medical first responder and provides first response medical care until the arrival of one of the counties 5 medic units. This multi-purpose unit allows for the best utilization of the available personnel on duty. It is located at Station 3 on Jenkins Road in Tyrone. It has a sister truck in configuration located at Station 4 on Johnson Ave.
The Fayette County Department of Fire and Emergency Services has 5 advanced life support (ALS) medic units in service and 1 reserve medic unit on standby. All medic units are equipped with advanced cardiac monitoring and 12 lead EKG transmission capabilities, and a variety of equipment to handle the most critical patients. The department prides itself on having nationally registered Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics along with Critical Care Paramedics on the medic units. The personnel who respond in the medic units are also cross trained as firefighters and respond to all types of medical, cardiac, trauma and fire calls in unincorporated Fayette County, Brooks, Woolsey, Tyrone and the City of Fayetteville.
Squad 2 & 10 are multi-purpose units that respond from Stations located on Highway 92 North and Seay Rd. This unit responds as a manpower squad to assist with high impact medical calls, such as cardiac arrest or severe trauma, it provides manpower on building fires, special rescues, and extrications from motor vehicles crashes. It is also licensed as a medical first responder through the State of Ga. Office of EMS.
The brush truck is a 4-wheel drive unit that responds to grass and brush fires countywide. It has 250 gallons of water with a high-pressure pump and a foam induction system that enables firefighters to blanket burned areas with foam that will prevent the rekindling of fires. It is currently assigned to Station 7.
Quint 2 and Quint 10 are 2007 Emergency One manufactured apparatus known as the Typhoon HP75 Model/Side Stacker and equipped with a 75-foot aluminum aerial ladder for rescue, as well as fire suppression with a fire nozzle on the ladder end. Ground ladders include 1-35 foot, 1-24 foot, 2-16 foot and 1-10 foot ladders. The quints have a storage capacity of 500 gallons of tank water and have the capacity of flowing 1,500 gallons per minute with a water supply.
Each quint carries 1,050 feet of 4-inch supply hose as well as 300 feet of 3-inch hose, 2-200 foot 1.75-inch attack lines and 200 feet of 1.0-inch attack line. Each quint is also equipped with on-board generators to support emergency lighting, as well as the Hurst extrication tools for victims entrapped in vehicles and from other rescue emergencies.
Each quint is also licensed by the State of Ga. Office of EMSas an Emergency Medical First Responder, carrying oxygen, medical equipment, a defibrillator, intravenous therapy and other Paramedic level emergency medical pharmaceuticals and emergency supplies.
The Battalion Chiefs are the daily shift supervisors with the responsibility for Command & Control of all emergency scenes and the smooth operations of daily station life. The BC unit is equipped with additional radios, computers, and equipment to support the Incident Commander in their all-hazard environment.
The Heavy Rescue truck is an all-purpose, all-hazards unit that provides support to the department on multiple levels.
This unit provides the key components in the extrication of patients trapped in vehicles, machinery, or in other entrapment situations. The “Hurst Jaws of Life” extrication equipment is both fixed mounted on the truck or portable for use in remote locations. In addition to extrication it also provides advanced systems to stabilize vehicles or objects to prevent movement that could compromise patient and responder safety.
Another duty for this unit is to provide breathing air for re-filling of SCBA cylinders. Mobile air filling is vital to both fire ground and training operations. An on-board fill station provides the upmost safety for the operator of the unit.
With a large generator on board this unit supports scene lighting with a fixed lighting tower and multiple portable lights. This unit is truly the tool box truck that supports all operations.
Tankers, sometimes called water tenders, are the mainstay of firefighting operations when hydrants are not immediately available in the area. Each tanker carries 1800 gallons of water and has the capability of dumping from each side or the rear of the truck. In the dump and pump format a portable drop tank is used to pool water on the scene for drafting purposes. Then each tanker can dump and respond to a re-fill site and return to dump again. Each tanker can supply approximately 120-130 gallons per minute in this type operation under ideal conditions.