Ashland Engine 30 features a 1500 gallon per minute pump, a firefighting foam system, and on board 10kW power generator, and air compressor. This truck also carries the cordless Jaws of Life, axes, saws, ladders, and several hundred feet of supply and attack hose. The onboard tank holds 750 gallons of water on board.
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 55 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 100 foot aerial ladder, a 1,000 gallon per minute pump, a 300 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.