Truck 9 is a multi-purpose light rescue vehicle. A 2004 Ford F-550 Superduty, this truck runs over 95% of all calls. It is fully stocked for Advanced Life Support medical emergencies as well as carryinng a full compliment of Amkus Extrication tools. It features cribbing material including the new Rescu-Jack system for vehicle stabilization, airbags, and a multi-selection of ropes and other materials for low-angle rescue situations. This truck also carries spare SCBA units, a gas monitor, and misc. tools for various rescue ops. Truck 9 features a large capacity generator that provides power to outlets and four quartz illumination lights to light up even the darkest scene.
Engine 3 is the first due engine on car fires and wildland fires and serves as the 2nd due on structure fires. it is powered by a 450hp Detroit Diesel mid-mount engine. The unit has a 1500gpm Hale pump that features an automatic pressure governor and has a 1000 gallon booster tank. It carries 1200' of 5" supply line, 500' of 2 1/2" hose, 4 pre-connected 1 3/4" handlines and 200' of 1" booster line. The cab has seating for 7 with seat mounted SCBA's and features state of the art communication equipment, including portable radios and flahslights for every seated position. The unit carries a 35' extension ladder in addition to the usual compliment of ground ladders and hand tools.
Engine 2 is the first "custom" apparatus ever purchased by the Athens Volunteer Fire Department. Built on a KME chassis, this truck features a state-of-the-art communication system, in-cab air conditioning, and other ammenitites. The pump is a 1500 gpm Waterous pump, with a top-mount pump pannel, integrated head set for communications, and a fully automatic digital pumping computer. The cab features 5 SCBA seats in the rear, with a raised cab to allow easier mobility by firefighters. Four seats are equipped with FireCom headsets for communication. The truck also carries a full complement of RIT tools and accessories, as well as a front line decon shelter.
Rescue 1 is the newest addition to the Athens Fire fleet. It is a 2008 Seagrave Marauder II. It has a 1500 gpm Waterous pump, side mount pump panel, and a 750 gallon poly tank. The Cab features 5 SCBA seats, as well as a SCBA compartment for the driver. Rescue 1 is outfitted with a full compliment of Amkus Extrication tools as well as Res-Q-Jacks for vehicle stabilization. Rescue 1 boasts a full assortment of structural firefighting equipment making it a ready for any type of incident.