The new Station 36-1 (located at 7624 Jonestown Road) had its groundbreaking in early 2011 and was finished in December 2011. It consists of eight bays, 2 gear areas, gear locker, cascade system, hose washer/dryer, a state of the art emergency operations center, numerous operational, executive and administrative offices, a tool room, a crew kitchen, crew dining room, a crew day room with 52” LED TV live-in male and female bunk rooms with shower and locker facilities, overnight bunk and locker facilities, numerous storage rooms, executive boardroom & a meeting/training room. This station houses Engine 36-1, Rescue 36-1, Brush 36-1, Special Unit 36, the Chief / Duty Officer Vehicle and Traffic Unit 36.
Station 2 was originally a one car garage when acquired in 1970, but was demolished and completely rebuilt with an all steel building in 1983. This station was remodeled and doubled in size in early 2011. It is currently a sub-station that consists of two bays, gear area, tool room, day room, an office, a kitchen, bathroom facilities, and a storage room. This station houses Engine 36-2 and the reserve engine, Engine 36. It is located on South Hershey Road (Route 39) near the intersection of Devonshire Heights Road, in Hanoverdale.
Station 3 was originally built in 1976 with two bays, but it was expanded and renovated in the late 90’s to include a third bay. In addition to the three bays, the sub-station consists of a gear area, a storage area, an office/radio room and a bathroom. This station houses Engine/Tanker 36-3 and Brush 36. It is located on Piketown Road across from Mt. Laurel Church at the top of the mountain.
Chief / Duty Officer Vehicle
A 2012 Ford Expedition is used by one of the chiefs or the on-duty officer to respond to all calls within the township limits as well as all official company business. It is primarily utilized as a command vehicle. It is equipped with a complete LED Lighting Package. The Expedition is equipped with county, township and portable radios. It carries an AED, SCBA, an ABC Dry-Chem Extinguisher and a Pressurized Water Extinguisher and a set of irons. It also is equipped with a command center in the rear and a GPS Navigational/Preplanning System via Panasonic Toughbook Laptop Computer.
Special Unit 36-1
A 2017 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD Crew Cab that carries up to 5 people. It is first out the door on all medical assist calls and is mostly used to transport additional manpower to a scene. It is equipped with a Whelen Light Package. It carries an AED, medical bag, oxygen bag, trauma bag, collar bag, OB Kit, Deluxe Burn Kit and a backboard. It also has basic hazmat equipment, one MSA SCBA, an additional SCBA cylinder, a set of irons, a little giant ladder, electronic flares, a PW extinguisher and an ABC Dry-Chem Extinguisher.
A 2009 Spartan Gladiator / Central States Engine that carries 6 people and 6 SCBAs. The rig has a 435 HP Cummins Diesel Engine with an Allison 4000 EVS Transmission. The cab has a 10” raised roof with air conditioning. It has a 2000 GPM side-mounted Waterous pump with 1000 gallons of water and 20 gallons of Foam. It carries a 24 ft. extension ladder, 14 ft. roof ladder, 10 ft. closet ladder and a little giant ladder. It has a 3” remote control deck gun, a portable deck gun with base, 2000 ft. of 5-inch supply hose, four 200 ft. pre-connected crosslays, 150 ft. front bumper trash line, two high-rise packs, a 400 ft. section of 2 ½ inch in the rear, a 300 ft. section of 2 ½ in the rear and a 400 ft. section of 1 ¾ in the rear. It is equipped with 20 ft. of hard suction, a chainsaw, ventilation saw, chimney kit, salvage kit, electrical kit, lock-out kit, leak kit, a selection of tarps, a negative pressure fan, a positive pressure fan, a portable pump, 7 portable extinguishers, a variety of spill/hazmat equipment, a wide selection of hand tools, an oxygen bag, a medical bag and a trauma bag. It is equipped with a Whelen LED Lighting Package and has 5 Quartz Scene Lights and a large selection of portable scene lighting. It is also equipped with a Thermal Imaging Camera, CO/Gas Meter and an On-Scene Explorer GPS Navigational/Preplanning System via Panasonic Toughbook Laptop Computer. This is the main company engine and is usually the first engine out the door on every type of fire and second unit out the door on all accidents & rescues.
A 2010 Spartan Gladiator / Central States Engine that carries 6 people and 6 SCBAs. The rig has a 500 HP Cummins Diesel Engine with an Allison 4000 EVS Transmission. The cab has a 10” raised roof with air conditioning. It has a 2000 GPM side-mounted Waterous pump with 1000 gallons of water and 30 gallons of Foam. It carries a 24 ft. extension ladder, 14 ft. roof ladder, 10 ft. closet ladder and a little giant ladder. It has a 3” remote control deck gun, a portable deck gun with base, 2000 ft. of 5-inch supply hose, four 200 ft. pre-connected crosslays, 150 ft. pre-connected foam line located at the pump panel, 100 ft. front bumper trash line, 150 ft. front bumper 1 ¾-inch line, two high-rise packs, a 500 foot 2 ½-inch line to the rear connected to the Blitz-fire portable monitor, a 300 foot 2 ½-inch Blitz line off the rear as well as a 300 foot 1 ¾ pre-connect. It is equipped with 30 ft. of hard suction, a chainsaw, ventilation saw, K-12 saw w/carbide and diamond blades, chimney kit, salvage kit, electrical kit, lock-out kit, leak kit, a selection of tarps, a negative pressure fan, a positive pressure fan, a portable pump, 6 portable extinguishers, a variety of spill/hazmat equipment, a wide selection of hand tools, a stokes basket, backboards, an oxygen bag, a medical bag, a trauma bag and an AED. It also has a electric Amkus Dual-Simo Unit with a set of Spreaders, O-Cutters and 2 Rams. The engine also carries assorted cribbing and hand tools for basic vehicle rescue. It is equipped with a Whelen LED Lighting Package and has 5 Quartz scene lights and a large selection of portable scene lighting. It is also equipped with an On-Scene Explorer GPS Navigational/Preplanning System via Panasonic Toughbook Laptop Computer.
A 2000 HME / Central States Engine/Tanker that carries 6 people and 5 SCBAs. It has a 400 HP Cummins engine with an Allison automatic transmission. The cab has a 10” raised roof with air conditioning. It has a 1750 GPM pump with 1800 gallons of water. It has 2 pre-connected crosslays on the sides and 2 attack lines out the back along with 1700 ft. of 5 inch supply hose. It has a 2000-gallon Porta-tank along with 48 feet of ladders onboard. It is equipped with 30 feet of hard suction, a chainsaw, a ventilation saw, chimney kit, salvage kit, portable lighting, permanent lighting, and a wide selection of hand tools. It carries a full selection of medical & trauma supplies and an AED due to its remote location. The Engine/Tanker sits on top a mountain and is mostly responsible for protecting a rural valley.
In the late summer of 2015 the WHTFC placed our new 2015 Pierce Heavy Duty Walk-In Rescue. Rescue 36-1 carries 10 firefighters with 6 in the raised-cab and 4 in the 23.5’ walk-in body. The Heavy Rescue carries tools necessary to perform vehicle rescue, structural fire rescue, forcible entry, ventilation, RIT, rope rescues, technical rescues, confined space rescues, collapse rescues, trench rescues, water rescues, basic life support, and many other functions. The rig is first out the door on all in-township vehicle accidents, mutual aid structure fires & entrapments and technical rescues. The cab and the body both have their own air conditioning systems. The rescue is set up with 10 ready-to-use SCBAs as well as numerous back-ups. The Rescue has a 500 HP DD13 Engine with a 6-speed Allison transmission. It is equipped with a 30KW generator with 420,000 lumens of generator powered halogen scene lighting. Also there are 168,000 lumens of 12DC LED scene lights around the rig. Counting all of its numerous floodlights, tri-pod lights and telescoping light tower the rig carries over 700,000 scene lighting equipment. On each side there is a 200’ electric cord reel with 120/240VAC output. Also there are 600’ of portable electric cords. It has a 15,000lbs front mounted Warn Electric Winch with snatch blocks, rigging hooks, various chain clusters, and rigging accessories. There is over 400’ of chain mainly GR100, (2) 3 3/4Ton chain lever hoists, (1) 1 3/4Ton chain lever hoist, (2) 6,000lbs Lug-All’s, various nylon slings, and a full complement of rigging accessories. On the sides and rear of the rig there are (5) Class IV 2” receivers. A 9,000lbs Ramsey Portable Electric Winch is carried and can be used at any receiver location. Also around the rig there are (2) anchor points front and rear with (6) anchor points around the roof of the rescue body. Access to the roof is via steps and a hatch in the walk-in area. It has 6 pre-connected Amkus Rescue Tools powered by “The Ultimate System”, which include two spreaders, one AMK-25E cutter, one AMK-21A cutter, one AMK-22 cutter, numerous hydraulic rams and a long list of hand tools and specialized kits. Numerous sizes of airbags are carried including medium and High pressure from 1Ton to 74Ton capacities for a total complement in excess 350Tons. The rig also carries a full complement Paratech Acme Struts with associated accessories. We carry an extensive array of cutting tools including (2) Oxy/Act torches, Slicepack, Hypertherm plasma cutter, metal cutting saws, grinders, cut off saws gas/electric, and many more are carried from specialized torch cutting equipment, numerous ground ladders. A full complement of mechanics tools to 2” are carried with pneumatic impacts from 3/8” to ¾”, electric 1” impact, truck service sockets, and tools to remove broken fasters of all types. Concerning rope we carry over 2000’ of ½” and 200’ of 5/8” life safety rope with many pre assemble systems, and assembled packs for wilderness rescue. Confined space equipment is carried with 600’ of longline incluing escape packs and ventilation equipment. Two MSA 5x Gas monitor are carried along with a MSA Thermal Imaging Camera. Regarding stabilization, we carry a small forest of cribbing which is second to none from 2x4s to 8x8s and everything in between, basement jacks, paratech struts, various jacks, steel plates, and concrete anchors of all kinds. Outside of all the technical equipment we carry all the standard equipment as, RIT Packs, on board computer, medical supplies, MCI tags, backboards, KED’s, LSB’s, SKED’s, AED, general firefighting tools, ladders, and much much more.
“The Deuce” – A 1993 Army Brush Truck 2 ½-ton military brush truck that carries 2 people. It has a 500 GPM pump with 600 of gallons of water in its two tanks. It carries hundreds of feet of different size forestry and attack hose along with a large amount of supply line. It carries chainsaws, numerous saw kits, and other power equipment. The truck also has an extensive selection of forestry hand tools. This unit is used sparingly and usually only responds to major brush fires & mountain fires that are too big for Brush 36-1 to handle by itself. It is also sometimes used for water rescues in flooding conditions.
A 1999 Ford F-350, 7.3 L Powerstroke Turbo Diesel with a Regular Cab that carries 2 people. It has a 250 GPM Darley pump with a Yanmar diesel engine on a skid unit with a 300 gallon tank. It carries 400 ft. of 1” pre-connected attack hose on a booster reel with an additional 600 ft. of 1” stored on the skid unit or in its compartments. It also is equipped with bumper mounted ground sweeps. In addition it carries a large amount of supply line and 24 ft. of hard suction hose. It carries 2 chainsaws and a saw kit along with a wide selection of forestry hand tools. It is equipped with a Whelen Light Package. It responds on all brush/forestry related calls as well as numerous mutual aid calls.
Special Unit 36-3
A 2004 Ford F-350 Crew Cab that carries up to 5 people. It is first out the door on all medical assist calls and is mostly used to transport additional manpower to a scene. It is equipped with a Whelen Light Package. It carries an AED, medical bag, oxygen bag, trauma bag, collar bag, OB Kit, Deluxe Burn Kit and a backboard. It also has basic hazmat equipment, one MSA SCBA, an additional SCBA cylinder, a set of irons, a little giant ladder, electronic flares, a PW extinguisher and an ABC Dry-Chem Extinguisher. This unit is housed at Station 36-3 to respond to calls on the mountain.
A 2011 Ford F-350 Crew Cab with a Reading Utility Body. It is used as a fire police vehicle for traffic control. Traffic 36 is equipped with a Whelen Emergency Lighting system and carries various traffic contol equipment