Apparatus of the Salem Fire Protection Distrcit

There are several classifications of apparatus within the Salem Fire Protection District, Engines - Tenders -Aerial - Rescue and Grass/Brush/Wild Land vehicles.

Engines - Draw water from there own onboard water tank, allow it to enter the pump which adds pressure to it and then moves the water to the hose lines that are connected to the pump.  The pump's capacity is measured by the number of gallons it can pump in a minute (gpm). They also carry self-contained breathing apparatus, fire hose, nozzles, ladders, axes and many pieces of equipment needed by the firefighters for fire suppression.

9531 - Engine

A 1999 E-one class A pumper/tender with a six person enclosed cab. The pumper is equipped with a 2000 gallon poly tank, 2000 gpm pump, 30 gallon foam tank, and 3K generator. The pumper also has a 1000 gpm pre-piped deck gun, two 3" pre-connect, three 1 ¾" crosslays,1000' of 5" hose, 6 S.C.B.A.s, 4 spare bottles, 3 portable radios, 4 hand lights, vent fan, Hurst power unit, cutters, spreaders, 500 gpm blitz fire nozzle, ground ladders, and numerous other fire fighting hand tools and appliances.

9532 - Engine

A 2000 Freightliner/E-one class A pumper.  The pumper is equipped with a 1000 gallon poly tank, 1250 gpm pump, 1000 gpm pre-piped deck gun, one 3" pre-connect, two 1 ¾" crosslays, and a rear mounted booster reel.  The pumper is also equipped with 1000' of 5" hose, 4 S.C.B.A.s, 4 spare bottles, 10 gallons of AR-AFFF foam, nozzle and inductor, fire ground repeater radio, 3 portable radios and numerous fire fighting hand tools.

9517 - Reserve Engine

A 1968 Seagrave class A pumper with a five person cab.  This reserve pumper is equipped with a 500 gallon tank, 1250 gpm pump, 1 ½" pre-connect, and two booster reels.

Engine/Tenders - Engine/Tenders are used to hold large volumes of water. They are paticulary useful in the rural areas of our district where there are not any fire hydrants due to the lack of a municipal water supply. Our Engine/Tenders both carry folding tanks which when used allows the Engine/Tender to off load throuh a dump valve on the rear of the vehicle into a folding tank, when on scene the engine can draft water from the folding tank while the dumping Engine/Tenders goes back to a water source for more water. The Engine/Tenders are equipped the same as the Department Engines , The Ddifference being the size of the water tank, thus making them dual purpose vehicles.

9527 - Tender / Engine

A 1987 Pierce class A pumper/tender with a five person cab.  The pumper is equipped with a 2000 gallon poly tank, 1500 gpm pump, 1000 gpm pre-piped deck gun, two 3" pre-connects, three 1 ¾" crosslays, and a rear mounted 10" quick dump. The pumper is also equipped with 1000' of 5" hose, 4 S.C.B.A.s, 4 spare bottles, 20 gallons of AR-AFFF foam, nozzle and inductor, fire ground repeater radio, 3 portable radios, 3 hand lights, 2100 gallon portable tank, 750 gpm portable pump, chain saw, and numerous fire fighting hand tools and appliances.

9522 - Tender / Engine

A 1976 Seagrave class A pumper/tender with a five person cab.  The pumper is equipped with a 2000 gallon poly tank, 1250 gpm pump,1000 gpm deck gun, one 3" pre-connect, two 1 ¾" crosslays, and a rear mounted 10" quick dump.  The pumper is also equipped with 1000' of 5" hose, 4 S.C.B.A.s, 4 spare bottles,   20 gallons of AR-AFFF foam, nozzle and inductor, 2 portable radios, 2 hand lights, 2100 gallon portable tank, fill point equipment, and numerous fire fighting hand tools and appliances.

Aerial Device

 9530 - Ladder Tower

A 1985 Pierce Ladder/Tower with a five person cab. The Ladder/ Tower is equipped with a 180 gallon poly tank, 1500 gpm pump, 6K generator, 95 foot elevated platform with a 1000 gpm nozzle, and 3600 psi cascade system. The truck also has one 2 ½ " pre-connect, four 1 ¾" crosslays, 800' of 5" hose, 6 S.C.B.A.s, 6 spare bottles,3 portable radios, 4 hand lights, vent fan, chain saw, flood lights, full compliment of ground ladders, and numerous other fire fighting hand tools and appliances.

Heavy Rescue - Heavy rescue vehicles are designed to carry numerious pieces of equipment that can be used in many facets of the fire service.

9528 - Heavy Rescue

The SFPD Heavy Rescue is designed to be used as a command vehicle, having additional communications equipment, Command boards and pre-plan information information avaliable to the incident commander in a climate controled enviroment.

The Heavy Rescue has an onboard PTO generator allowing scene lights on the the truck to light  the scene and additioanl portable lighting as needed. Electric power is also avaliable to operate ventlation fans and other small tools that require electricty.

THe Heavy Rescue carries a fully functional casacade system(breathing air carried on the vehicle), allowing firefighters to refill Self Contained Breathing Apparatus used at the fire scene.

The Heavy Rescue also carries the "Jaws of Life" vehicle extrication equipment composed of a power unit, spreaders, cutters and rams. Also carried are air bags, chains, monitoring equipment, Emergency Medical supplies and numerous small hand tools used in emergency response.

The Heavy Rescue is not an ambulance and is not used to transport patients.  

Grass/Brush/Wildland - vehicles designed to go off road into fields and wooded areas used to extinguish fires not accesasble to larger fire apparatus.

SFPD Gass/Brush/Wildland  vehicles are four wheel drive with winching capabilities and front bumper nozzles or ground sweeps. The fire pumps are rated at 120 to 250 galons per minute and are attached to water tanks with a capacity of 120 to 250 gallons. Each unit has a booster reel and tag lines used for fire extinguishment carries additional equipment used in Grass/Brush/Wildland firefighting. Water fill site equipment, equipment used to connect the fire hydrant and the Engine/Tehder, is carried on each vehicle to be used at fill points during a water shuttle during a larger incident.

9529 - Grass/ Brush

A 1998 four wheel drive one ton grass/brush unit.  The truck is equipped with a 250 gallon tank, 200 gpm pump, booster reel, 1 ½" pre-connect, and bumper nozzles. The truck also has an 8000 pound winch, chain saw, water fill point equipment, and hand tools for grass/brush fires.

9533 - Grass / Brush

A 2001 four wheel drive one ton grass/brush unit.  The truck is equipped with a 250 gallon tank, 200 gpm pump, booster reel, 1 ½" pre-connect, and bumper nozzles. The truck also has an 8000 pound winch, chain saw, water fill point equipment, and hand tools for grass/brush fires.

9534 - Grass / Brush

A 2002 four wheel drive F-350 pick-up. The truck is equipped with a 120 gallon tank, 100 gpm pump, and two hose reels. The truck also has an 8000 pound winch, chain saw, and hand tools used for grass/brush fires.