Pilot Mountain Engine 11:
Quick Stats: 2017 Freightliner / Hale QFLO Plus Pumper, 1200 gallon capacity.
In December 2017, our hall received the best Christmas present ever – our custom-built new Engine 11. This truck was a highly anticipated addition to our fleet and it has since replaced our old engine from 1996 as first truck out. Engine 11 responds to the majority of calls in our area. The truck holds approximately 1200 gallons of water and has a Foam Pro System. It carries a large variety of specialized equipment including several different sizes of hoses and attachments, 4 kinds of ladders, axes and halligan tools, a generator, saws, fans, first responder medical equipment, and traffic control equipment. Engine 11 can transport five firefighters to a call, with two seated in the front cab and three in the back crown cab. The back crown cab has special seating for firefighters with SCBA’s in each seat for rapid deployment at fire calls and also houses the pump controls. This truck will serve our community very well for many years to come, just like its predecessor did.
Pilot Mountain Engine 12:
Quick Stats: 1996 Freightliner / Superior Pumper, 1000 gallon capacity.
This truck was bought new for our fire hall in 1996 and it has responded to many calls over the years. The pumper carries 1000 gallons of water as well as two foam tanks. It also carries a vast array of equipment including 3 different sizes of hoses and attachments, 3 kinds of ladders, axes and hooligan tools, a piercing lance for hay bales and wood piles, a generator. saws, fans, first responder medical equipment, and traffic control equipment. The pump itself is located behind the cab and uses as much energy as the truck does when it is driving at 100km/h, therefore it’s either one or the other. The truck either moves, or pumps, it can’t do both at the same time. It can transport three firefighters.
Quick Stats: 1999 Kenworth
This tender is generally the second vehicle to be dispatched for a fire. Its tank has the largest water hauling capacity of all our vehicles and carries a water bladder. This tender also carries traffic control apparatus. It can transport two firefighters to and from a scene.
Quick Stats: 1994 Freightliner Hamm Water Tanker mounted on an International Chassis. 1600 gallon capacity
Nicknamed “Stubby”, this is our second tanker and it is significantly shorter than our engines and other tender, but Stubby still carries 1600 gallons of water and transports a large water bladder. This tanker carries a low volume high pressure pump which allows it to pump water on its own so it can take care of a small fire by itself. This capability lets the fire department deal with more than one emergency at a time, and can be sent to other districts on mutual aid without depriving our coverage area. This vehicle can transport three firefighters to and from a scene.
Pilot Mountain Squad 11:
Squad 11 is our emergency response vehicle for medical and wildland fire calls. It is usually the second vehicle, after Engine 11, to be dispatched to an MVI call. It holds a wide range of first responder equipment as well as our wildland fire fighting gear. This emergency response vehicle can transport five firefighters, and priority seating is given to first responders for medical calls.