APPARATUS – TYPE – CONDITION
Ladder 321 is a 78 foot quint purchased from E One Inc. in the fall of 2011. A fire truck that is designated as a quint, carries water, pumps water, and has fire hose, ground ladder and an aerial ladder. The aerial ladder is a 78 ft. aluminum ladder. The truck has a 500 gallon booster tank and over 170 feet of ground ladders. The truck contains tools and equipment used by the ladder company at structure fires such as; saws, fire extinguishers, rescue tools, ground ladders, salvage equipment and fire hose.
Ladder 321 is equipped with the most current safety equipment and gear. The aerial ladder can easily reach the front of most homes in South Euclid. The truck is equipped with a 10 kilowatt generator.
Engine 312 was delivered in March of 2008. This is a 1500 gallon per minute pumper manufactured by Pierce Fire Equipment in Appleton, Wisconsin. The pumper has a 750 gallon booster tank and is capable of injecting two types of firefighting foam. Currently, 312 is our reserve pumper and is used whenever 311 or 321 are out of service.
Engine 311 was delivered to the city in May of 2018 manufactured by the Sutphen Corporation located in Amlin, Ohio.
Features of this new state of the art fire engine include a wheel base of 226”, Overall length of 35 ‘, and a Height of 9’8”, The body includes a 73” four door cab with a 10” half raised roof. There are five riding positions. Four of the positions contain a self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA’s) that enables the firefighters to don while en route to an alarm. Inside the cab also is an EMS cabinet with medical equipment, as this engine responds to medical emergencies when both ambulances are on other calls.
The engine is also equipped with a 1500 gallon per minute single stage Hale QMAX pump and carries 750 gallons of water in the poly booster tank. The pump is controlled by a Class One Sentry pressure governor. A second 30 gallon foam tank allows the department to use class A foam for all structural firefighting. Class A foam lets water readily soak into materials, thereby extinguishing them more rapidly. Use of Class A foam reduces both fire damage and the amount of “overhaul” needed by firefighters, which is the physical labor of searching for hidden fire. The foam is pumped through an electronic Class One Smart Foam system that injects it into a manifold that feeds four different discharges.
These are a few of the highlights of the new Engine 311 that enable the members of the fire department to do their job efficiently and safely.
Rescue Squad 341
Rescue Squad 341 is the newest ambulance in the fleet. The City of South Euclid took delivery of this apparatus in October of 2016. The ambulance was manufactured by Braun Custom Ambulances located in Van Wert Ohio, and is a Chief XL Type III model. The chassis is a Ford E450. The standing headroom in the patient compartment is at a height of 72″, which makes it easier for the paramedics to move around when providing lifesaving care. EMS personnel also have the use of a lot of storage space for storing equipment both outside and inside the vehicle. One of the nice features on this new unit is the EZ Glide side door which slides down the side of the ambulance body out of the way when opened. This is different from a conventional door that opens outward on hinges. The EZ Glide door makes it safer for paramedics when they are entering and exiting the vehicle while parked on the street and in traffic.
Also featured in this new ambulance is all LED lighting in both the patient compartment and as emergency lighting used when responding to emergencies.
Rescue Squad 342
The City of South Euclid took delivery of Rescue Squad 342 in November of 2012. The ambulance was manufactured by Horton Emergency Vehicles located in Grove City Ohio. The patient compartment of the vehicle is made by Horton and it sits on a Chevrolet 4500 chassis. The vehicle complies with the 2010 emissions standards producing very little pollutants into the atmosphere. This unit responds second due behind rescue squad 341.
Car 353 is a 2014 Ford interceptor SUV. It was placed in-service February of 2014. This vehicle allows the department to allocate manpower in a more efficient manner. This is done by allowing personnel to respond to another emergency when they are no longer needed on a previous incident to assist however needed.