Ashland 30 is a 2019 Pierce PUC style pumper. It carries 1000 gallons of water and has a 1500 gpm pump. Along with fire suppression hoses and tools this truck is also equipped with vehicle extrication equipment.
Ashland 61 is a Special Operations truck that is a very valuable resource on scenes that are going to last for an extended amount of time or that require technical rescue. This truck has an on board 25kW power generator, an integrated system for refilling firefighter’s air tanks, and a large light tower for night time operations. It also carries the rope rescue equipment, hydraulic Jaws of Life, struts, and airbags for extrication operations. Ashland 61 also features an interior office with communications systems for command operations and a climate controlled environment for firefighter rehabilitation.
Tender 40 and 42
Ashland 40 and 42 are water tenders used to supply water to fight fires in locations without fire hydrants. Both are important tools in fighting grass fires and rural structure fires. Ashland 40 carries 2,000 gallons of water and has an onboard gas powered water pump. Ashland 42 carries 3,000 gallons of water, has a 1,000 gallon per minute pump, an onboard foam system, and a remote-controlled deck gun. Both trucks carry folding drop tanks that are deployed on scene. Instead of pumping water directly from the water tender, the water in the tender’s tank is dumped into the drop tank in approximately three minutes and pumped from there. This allows the water tender to leave the scene to refill as soon as possible to avoid time-critical delays in water supply.
Truck 20, 21, 22
Ashland Trucks 20, 21, and 22 are used for fighting grass and field fires. Trucks used for fighting these kinds of fires must be lightweight and agile enough to traverse rough and muddy terrain. Each truck carries approximately 300 gallons of water with a firefighting foam system onboard. All three trucks use large hose reels on the rear and hoses mounted in side compartments for firefighters to safely ride in while extinguishing the fire. Each truck features bumper mounted remote-controlled nozzle that is operated from inside the truck. This allows the driver of the truck to also direct the water onto the fire making it a one person operation.
Ashland Truck 51 is an aerial ladder truck. Primarily used for firefighting operations in town, this truck is sometimes referred to as a Quint because of its five main features: a 105 foot aerial ladder, a 1,500 gallon per minute pump, a 500 gallon water tank, several hundred feet of attack and supply hose, and ground ladders. This truck also has an onboard power generator and stores several different types of firefighting tools.
Ashland Fire Car is primarily used by our chiefs so they may get to a scene quickly and establish a safe and effective plan for our responding personal. Fire Car contains a number of tools including: an EMS bag, command board, forcible entry tools, fire extinguisher, laptop, and more. The two tools that are essential to our chiefs when creating an incident plan are the command board and laptop. The command board is designed to allow the fire chiefs the ability to create a detailed plan while also keeping track of the positions of the firefighters on scene. The laptop provides predetermined incident plans for some of the facilities located within our district and a program that keeps track of the amount of air that is left in each firefighters SCBA bottle.
Ashland UTV 1 is owned in conjunction with Ashalnd Rescue and is equipped to be used for wild land firefighting or EMS operations. UTV 1 will allow up to 6 firefighters and/or emts the ability to access off-terrain areas that cannot be accessed by any other rescue vehicle. This UTV is outfitted with a QTAC 85EMS-C skid unit that is equipped with a 85 gallon water tank, water pump, booster hose, and patient tray in order to make those rugged off-terrain operations possible.