Engine Company - Alpha Fire Company

Engine Company

The tasks assigned to the Engine Company are arguably the most important on the fireground. Engine companies are the backbone of the fire service and focus on providing a water supply, locating the seat of the fire, and extinguishing the fire. Engine company duties may consist of stretching a single firehose to extinguish a small nuisance fire to supplying multiple hand lines and large master streams to extinguish residential and commercial building fires. To perform these duties, the officer and firefighters in the engine work as a close knit team.

Engine 510

Engine 510 is a 2005 Pierce Dash with seating for 6, Tak-4 Independent Front Suspension, Detroit Series 60 motor, an Allison EVS 4000 automatic transmission. The unit carries 750 gallons of water and 15 gallons of Class A foam with 6 pre-connected hose lines and is capable of pumping in excess of 1500 gallons of water per minute and 12 gallons of foam per minute. The unit is equipped with a 15kW hydraulic generator which powers 7500 Watts of fixed and portable scene lighting along with two pre-connected “Jaws of Life” rescue tools. It is currently serving as our primary engine at the Borough Station.

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Engine 512

Engine 512 is a 2002 Pierce Dash Custom Engine. It has a 1500 gallons per minute water pump, a fire fighting foam system and 750 gallon water tank. It is presently serving as the secondary engine at the Borough Station.

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Engine 513

Engine 513 is a 1996 KME Renegade with an 8 man cab. It has a 1500 gallon per minute water pump and a 600 gallon water tank. It also has a fire fighting foam system with a 40 gallon class A foam tank. It is presently serving as the second due engine at the College Township Station.

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Engine 514

Engine 514 is a2002 Pierce Dash Custom Engine. It has a 1500 gallon per minute water pump , a fire fighting foam system, and a 750 gallon water tank. It is also equipped with a set of “Jaws of Life” tools along with other rescue equipment. It is presently serving as the first due engine at the Patton Township Station.

 

 

 

 

 

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Tanker 519

Tanker 519 is a 1991 KME International. It has a 1500 gallon water tank with a 500 gallon per minute water pump. Though the Alpha’s are based in State College, many fire calls in our coverage area do not have the protection afforded by a hydrant system and must rely on tanker support for firefighting operations.

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Tanker 520

Tanker 520 is located at the Patton Township Station. Along with Tanker 519, it serves all of the rural areas of Alpha’s territory as well as providing mutual aid. 520 was built by 4 Guys Fire on a 2005 International 7400 Chassis and features a 2000 Gallon water tank, and a 1000 gallon per minute water pump,

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