Bristol Fire Department Apparatus
1997 Spartan Pumper (Six-person cab): Serving as the department’s first-due engine, Engine #1 responds to all incidents including structure fires, alarm investigations, motor vehicle fires and crashes, investigations, and request for service. Engine #1 is equipped with a 1,500 gallon per minute (GPM) pump, 1,000 gallon water storage tank, Class A Foam system with a 30 gallon reservoir, multiple pre-connected 1 ¾” and 2 ½” hand lines, 5” inch water supply hose, and portable and fixed master stream devices. Equipment carried: Ladders, (10’ compartment ladder, 16’ roof ladder, 35’ extension ladder), on-board generator with fixed and portable lighting, thermal imaging camera, assortment of hand tools, water appliances, adapters, 1,000 gallon folding collapsible water tank, 5-Self Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA) with spare cylinders for each, and interoperable communications equipment to include mobile and portable radios.
2007 Spartan Pumper/Tanker (Six-person cab): Engine-Tanker is assigned to respond to fire incidents as the second-due engine with the primary duty of providing water supply for the first-due engine until a water source can be secured. Engine-Tanker is equipped with a 2,000 gallon per minute (GPM) pump, 3,000 gallon water storage tank, Class A Foam system with a 30 gallon reservoir, multiple pre-connected 1 ¾” and 2 ½” hand lines, and 5” inch water supply hose. When a mutual aid request is made from another community for fire suppression or station coverage, Engine-Tanker fills this role as part of the Town’s mutual aid agreement. Equipment carried: Ladders, (10’ compartment ladder, 16’ roof ladder, 28’ extension ladder), on-board generator with fixed and portable lighting, assortment of hand tools, water appliances and adapters, 2,000 gallon folding collapsible water tank, 5-Self Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA) with spare cylinders for each, and interoperable communications equipment to include mobile and portable radios.
1999 Ford F550 4X4 Utility Truck (Five-person cab): This is a first-due truck on all incidents. The custom body has an on board generator that powers the vehicle’s scene lighting, power reels, ventilation fans, 7-Self Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA) units with spare cylinders for each, and more. Other lifesaving and technical equipment carried on this truck are multi gas detectors, thermal imaging camera, assortment of saws (chain saw, ventilation saw, rescue saw), traffic control equipment and a mobile repeater which enhances communications during rescue or recovery operations that take place over a large geographical area. The utility truck also serves as the departments Rapid Intervention Team vehicle. A Rapid Intervention Team or RIT is a specially trained group of firefighters with specialized equipment whose only purpose is to rescue a firefighter in distress.
2001 Ford F550 4X4 Heavy Rescue Truck (Five-person cab): A highly specialized unit, Heavy Rescue’s primary function is to respond to motor vehicle crashes and provide assistance at other technical rescue incidents. In addition, this truck carries equipment to initially mitigate small hazardous material incidents. This truck carries a wide variety of tools including hydraulic cutters, spreaders, rams and pumps to power them, as well as a portable generator, scene lighting, rescue jacks and an assortment of other stabilization equipment.
1993 Ford F450 4X4 Brush Truck (Two-person cab): A brush truck or brush pumper truck is smaller than a structural firefighting pumper. This truck is designed for rural/wild land firefighting where access is limited and roadways are not always available. The equipment and components are oriented toward fighting brush fires. This truck has a 500 GPM pump, a 300-gallon water tank and a larger complement of smaller and lighter hose for wild land firefighting. The pump has a built-in foam system allowing the water to be chemically treated to aid in the extinguishment of brush fires. A unique feature on the brush truck is the pump-and-roll capability, meaning it can drive and pump water at the same time, allowing firefighters to make a “running attack” on the fire. Other essential equipment carried on this truck is wild land water backpack-pumps worn by firefighters and hand tools for digging fire lines.
2009 Ford F550 4X4 Chassis (Two-person cab): The Mini-Pumper Hose Reel Truck is a multi-purpose vehicle with a 1,250 GPM pump, 300 gallon water tank, and 1,400 feet of five-inch water supply line. This apparatus has the capability of providing three critical fire suppression functions. 1) Supplies water to pumpers and tankers by setting up at a pre-determined water supply site (e.g. hydrant, dry-hydrant, pond, river, etc.) to fill apparatus water tanks. 2) Carries 1,400 feet of five-inch water supply hose capable of moving large volumes of water up long driveways supplying the attack pumpers. 3) Can be utilized as a first due engine as this apparatus is fitted with two 1 ¾” pre-connected hand lines.