Fire Department Fleet

Pumper 1

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 5000 litre-per-minute single-stage pump, class A foam system, with onboard water and foam supplies, and an enclosed air-conditioned or heated transverse-mounted pump operator's position. Fire lines included are 1.5-inch, 1.75-inch and 2.5-inch attack lines, plus a 100-foot 1.25-inch hose reel for those small incidents such as Dumpsters and grass/brush fires. Supply lines are 4-inch hi-volume. Also on board are six SCBA units and all the appropriate equipment to make this a substantial first-attack apparatus.

Pumper 2

This triple combination Pumper was certified in June 1991 and sits atop a White Volvo GM chassis, powered by a Caterpillar 3306 diesel engine. This package carries a 1050 IGPM Hale pump, Class A foam system, with on-board water and foam supplies, and an enclosed transverse mounted pump operators position. Fire lines include 1 ½", 1 3/4" , 2 ½" attack lines and 4" supply lines. Ten outlets plus, a mounted 3" deck gun, give this first in unit a substantial knock-down potential. Six SCBA and a variety of ground ladders and equipment provide for a very effective attack/search potential. A built-in generator, power and halogen lighting system have proven most effective.

Pumper 3

This 1993 Volvo FE Series quint is equipped with a telescopic SNOZZLE arm complete with a master stream that has an extension of up to 75' and also has a multi-functional nozzle that is operator remote controlled. Equipped with a midship 1050 IGPM HALE pump supplied with a 500 gallon water tank and a 30gallon class "A" foam reservoir that supplies multi 1.5" transverse attack lines, 2.5" support line and 4" supply line to the rear. This pumper is equipped with six sets of SCBA and equipment sufficient to back up our initial pumper at any fire ground incident.

Ladder 1

This 2008 103-ft aerial quint is equipped with an on board water & foam supply, 2,000 IGPM pump, Class A foam system, and 1 ½" and 2 ½" attack/supply lines. The aerial ladder is equipped with a remote electronic control monitor and an assortment of ground ladders. A supply of 4" supply line allows this apparatus to operate independently in most situations. An assortment of SCBA and other miscellaneous equipment ride atop this 525-hp diesel-powered Caterpillar Cab-Over Spartan Gladiator chassis with canopy cab.

Rescue 1

A public fund-raising campaign by the Firefighters led to the purchase of this 1993 Rescue Pumper. Installed on an International 4600 four wheel drive chassis is a six-person cab, on-board water and foam, 500 IGPM Hale pump and Class B foam system. Roll-up shutter doors conceal pump compartment, hose lines, the province's first full Holmatro heavy hydraulic rescue system (cutters, spreaders, various size rams and assorted equipment). Air lifting bags, pneumatic and electric tools, plus an assortment of hand tools. A comprehensive supply of emergency medical equipment, including O2 equipment, V-Vac suction, trauma/burn kit/spine boards, etc., supplement that carried by a responding ambulance. A portable generator and built in halogen lighting system. Rescue ropes, harness, floater pumps and other equipment enable the responding six- person crew to perform a variety of tasks at an emergency incident. Affectionately called "The Pig", this unit has been responsible for getting the job done many times in the past number of years.

Mobile Command

This dual purpose unit sits atop a Ford E350 RV chassis and has two separate, yet connected, functions. Purchased through the federal/provincial Joint Emergency Planning Program, this unit carries the major protion of the bunker clothing for the Volunteers, has an assortment of tools, as well as a positive pressure ventilator. A portable generator connected to the built-in electrical system provides power and lighting for the unit's second role as a mobile command post. Fixed positions, VHF multichannel radios, UHF multichannel radio, cellular telephone, fax machine, portable radio repeater and a seating/desk area are configured to provide a Control and Command Post in the event of a major disaster. The unit is designed to be run using either 12 volt power from the vehicle or 110volt from a generator or other source. Designed as an integral part of the Community Disaster Plan, the vehicle serves daily as the Firefighter equipment and rehab vehicle, as well as the Post for the Fire Ground Commander.

Unit 1

A 2008 Ford Escape is assigned to the Fire Chief. It is equipped with all the essentials for responding as an emergency vehicle, and is outfitted with equipment utilized by the incident commander.

Unit 2

A 2013 Ford 2500 Series Crew Cab 4 X 4 is utilized in transporting fire crews and equipment to and from incidents and for station utility use.

Unit 4

A 2007 Chevrolet Equinox all-wheel-drive vehicle is assigned to the fire inspector. This vehicle carries an assortment of equipment for performing fire inspections. It is also used in our fire prevention program and responds to emergency incidents.

Hazardous Materials Trailer

This 24' trailer supplied and maintained by the provincial government 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 equipment which enables trained personnel of this department to attend to this type of emergency response.

1939 International Pumper

This 1939 International Pumper has seen many changes over its life of service to 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 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.

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