This 1939 International Pumper has seen many changes over its life of service in Gander. Originally brought to Gander in 1941 to service the new, growing airbase, the vehicle was operated by the military, who turned it over to civilian authorities after World War II. The truck continued in service until 1968, when it was turned over to the newly formed Gander Volunteer Fire Brigade. It remained in service for several years, and then was then left in a supply compound for many years. With the support of the municipality, firefighters began to restore the vehicle in the late 1980s. It now proudly continues in service to remind us of our history, and to reinforce public relations/fire prevention programs.
Used Since 1941
Hazardous Materials Trailer
This 24’ trailer supplied by the provincial government and maintained by Gander Fire Rescue staff. This is one of a number of trailers situated across our province for responses to Hazardous Materials Incidents. An agreement signed between the Town of Gander and the Province of Newfoundland Labrador defines the mutually agreed area serviced by Gander Fire Rescue. This trailer has a vast amount of specialized equipment on board which enables trained personnel of this department to attend to Hazardous Materials incidents when required.
This vehicle is built on a 2014 Freightliner Business Class M2 chassis. This unit carries every firefighters bunker gear. This vehicle carries an assortment of tools and our Rapid Intervention Team equipment. A portable generator connected to the built-in electrical system that provides power to the lighting on the vehicle and to the unit’s second role as a command post for the Incident Commander. VHF multichannel radio and UHF multichannel, laptop computer, portable repeater and a seating/desk area. As part of the Town’s Emergency Disaster Plan, the vehicle serves daily as the firefighter equipment and rehab vehicle, as well as the post for the Fire Ground Commander.
2014 Freightliner Business Class
This triple combination Pumper was certified in December of 2005 and is built on a 2006 Freightliner Business Class M2 chassis. Powered by a Caterpillar C7 turbocharged diesel engine. A midship-mounted 1050 IGPM single-stage pump, class A foam system, with onboard water and foam supplies. With an enclosed air-conditioned or heated transverse-mounted pump house. Fire hose lines included are 1 ¾ inch, 2 ½ inch attack lines, plus a 100 foot 1 ¼ hose reel for small incidents such as Dumpster and grass/brush fires. Supply lines are 2 ½ inch and 4-inch hi-volume hose. Also on board are six MSA SCBA units and all appropriate equipment to make this a substantial first attack apparatus.
2006 Freightliner Business Class
This 1993 Volvo FE Series triple combination pumper is equipped with a telescopic SNOZZLE are complete with a master stream that has an extension of up to 75’ and has a multi-functional nozzle that is operator remote controlled. Equipped with a midship 1050 IGPM Hale pump, class A foam system, with onboard water and foam supplies. Fire hose lines included are 1 ¾ inch, 2 ½ inch attack lines. Supply lines are 2 ½ inch and 4-inch hi-volume hose. Also on board are six MSA SCBA units and all appropriate equipment for firefighting activities at a fire scene. This vehicle also responds to mutual aid to communities outside of our normal response area
1993 Volvo FE Series
This 2008 Spartan Gladiator 103-foot aerial quint is equipped with a 525 hp diesel Caterpillar engine, with on board water and foam supply. Equipped with a midship 2000 IGPM Hale pump, class A foam system. Fire hose lines include 1 ¾-inch attack lines and 100 foot 1 ½ inch attack line in front bumper. Supply lines are 4-inch hi-volume, which allows this apparatus to operate independently at most incidents. The aerial ladder is equipped with a remote electronic control monitor, SCBA air supply mounted on the side of the ladder, and an assortment of ground ladders. On board are six MSA SCBA units and all appropriate equipment for firefighting activities at a fire scene.
2008 Spartan Gladiator
This 2016 Spartan Metro Star is a six-person cab equipped with a 300 hp diesel Caterpillar engine. With on board water and foam supply, it is equipped with a 1250 IGPM hale pump with 1000 gallons of water and 20 gallons of AFFF foam. This vehicle carries all vehicle extrication equipment. One complete set of Holmatro Core heavy hydraulic rescue tools (cutters, spreaders, various size rams and mini cutters). Air lifting bags, 2 sets of Kodiak stabilization kits, 1 Rescue 42 Stabilization kit, various cribbing and rescue ropes and harness. A comprehensive supply of emergency medical equipment, including oxygen equipment, AED, etc. This vehicle can perform a variety of tasks at an emergency incident.
2016 Spartan Metro Star
A 2016 Ford Escape is assigned to the Fire Chief. It is equipped with all essentials for responding as an emergency vehicle, and is outfitted with equipment utilized by the incident commander.
2016 Ford Escape
A 2013 Ford 2500 Series Crew Cab 4 x 4 utilized in transporting fire crews to and from incidents, training and station utility use. This vehicle is equipped with small amount of medical equipment and traffic safety equipment.
2013 Ford 2500 Series
A 2016 Chevy Silverado 4 x 4 extended cab assigned to the Fire Inspector. It is equipped an assortment of equipment for performing fire inspections. It is also used in our fire prevention program and responds to emergency incidents.