Unit 1 is the Fire Chief's city provided vehicle. A chevy Tahoe, equiped with lights and a siren, it allows for the quick response of the Fire Chief to any major emergency incident or non-emergent use for for daily operations.
Tower 2 is a 85-foot ladder truck made by Rosenbaur. This truck responds to all commerical incidents involving fire such as fire alarms, structure fires, smoke in building, etc. Tower 2 is staffed normally by a Fire Captain, Operator, and 1 or 2 firefighters. Tower 2 is also used for parades and truck shows at local schools.
Reserve Engine 3
Engine 3, the city's oldest active fire engine, currently serves as a reserve engine. It normally resides at Station 3 in North Crowley. This old style, open cab Mack, has an extremly short wheel span which makes is great at meandering through some of the tight streets and alleys throughout the city. Engine 3 can at times serve in the capacity of Engine 7, Engine 5, or Engine 20.
Unit 4 is the District Chief's vehicle. A white, marked Chevy Tahoe, this unit is at almost every call the fire department responds to. The DC is the incident commander on fire scenes as well as the head of all daily operations for fire line personnel. The city currently has 3 DCs, one for each shift, A, B, and C. Unit 4 is packed with equipment such as fire extinguishers, a thermal imager, pre-fire and incident plans of every commercial building in the city, policy and manuals to assist with high level emergencies, and extra self-contained breathing appartus (SCBA).
Engine 5 serves South Crowley District, which is from the railroad tracks south until the city limits. Engine 5 is manned by a fire captain, and he serves as the station officer of Station 2. Engine 5 was purchased in 1997, and has served the city since its purchase.
Engine 7 serves the North Crowley District, which is from 9th Street north until the city limits. Engine 7 responds to all calls along I-10 and assists other departments with mutual aide as needed. Engine 7 is staffed by a fire captain, and he serves as the station office of Station 3. Eninge 7 was purchased in 1997, and has served the city since its purchase.
Unit 14 is a Ford F-250 Dually that serves as the fire prevention unit. This vehicle was purchased specifically to aide in the transportation of the Fire Training Trailer, which is housed at Central. When not hauling the fire prevention trailer, Unit 14 serves as a reserve rescue unit as well as non-emergent daily duties such as cutting grass.
Rescue 15 is a Ford modified with an ambulance box. Rescue 15 responds from Central Station anywhere throughout the city and areas outside the city. Staffed by 1 or 2 firefighters trained in EMS and rescue skills, 15 responds to EMS calls, extrications, vehicle accidents, and other calls. The units has onboard basic medical equipment to stabilize patients until Acadian Ambulance arrives and transports to the hospital. Rescue 15 does not actually have a bed in the back to tranport patients. In fact, inside the box of the ambulance portion, is the storage of lots of equipment for extrication and rescue operations. Jaws-of-life, TNT cutters, spreaders, rams, RES-Q Jacks, emergency lights and generators are just some of the tools on board.
Engine 20 is one of the newer trucks the city has recently purchased in 2007. This truck offers abundant options for fire suppresion and overhaul needs. It is racked with hundreds of feet of fire hose, multiple attack lines, and large diameter hose to larger fires. Engine 20 responds in its primary district, south of 9th Street until the railroad tracks, as well as a second due engine for the other districts. Engine 20 is normally staffed by a Fire Captain, Driver/Operator, and 1 oe 2 firefighters. Engine 20 responds mostly to structure fires, fire alarms and smoke scars throughout the city, and responds to dumpster fires, tree fires, trash fires, and smaller incidents within its district alone.
Service Enigne 21
Service Engine 21 is one of the newer trucks. It was purchased along with Engine 20 in 2007, and they are identical in shape, size, and design. 21 differs from 20 in that is serves as a service unit, as well as a fire engine. This means it offers a different set of tools on board. Service Engine 21 offers tools such as haz-mat response cleaning agents, ventilation tools, and specialty tools. 21 responds to almost every call within the city limits excpet for EMS calls and commerical calls (where Tower 2 responds). The crew normally consists of a Fire Captain, Driver/Operator, and 1 or 2 firefighters. Service Engine 21 and Tower 2 are actually ran by the same staffed personnel, but because each truck services different needs, the crew may respond in one truck at one call, and change to the other truck for the next call.
Reserve Service 25
Reserve Service 25 is a remodeled transport bus. Instead of offering rows of chairs for seating, this unit serves as a back up supply of tools and equipment. It houses over 6 additional self-contained breathing appartus (SCBAs), additional ladders, tools, and a generator. This unit is often used during trainings so a fire engine will not be out of service during the training. This unit can replace Service Engine 21 if 21 is out of service for any reason. Reserve Service 25 can also serve in a rehabillatation role for tired firefighters after structure fires.