Apparatus and Equipment

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The Chester Volunteer Fire Department responds to a wide variety of emergencies within our community using several types of modern apparatus and equipment. All equipment is maintained in top condition ready for use at the emergency scenes in our community and to assist other departments whenever required.

The following is a description of the apparatus we use in responding to emergencies in our community and the neighboring areas.

 

fotoflexerres511_photoRescue Unit 511 is a 2002 GMC 2500 series , ¾ tonne 4X4 with a 4 door extended cab. It has a crew capacity of 5 persons. This unit  carries our medical response equipment.  It responds to all requests for mutual aid assistance for other neighboring communities.

 

 

 

 

 

fotoflexercheres_photoRescue Unit 521 is a 2002 Metalfab walk around rescue unit. It has 4 sets of Scott 4.5 SCBA and a cascade system on board. The unit has a crew capacity of 5 persons and carries complete vehicle extrication and HAZMAT equipment.  Rescue 521 is a response unit on all fire and emergency calls and for assistance for other neighboring communities.

 

 

 

 

 

 

fotoflexercheste2_photoPumper Tanker 541 is a 2007 Spartan Gladiator with a 1500 IGPM pump. It has a 1500 gallon water tank on board. The Pumper has a 40 Gallon foam system. The unit carries 7 Scott 4.5 SCBA units with a crew capacity of 8 persons. The apparatus has 3000 ft of high volume 5 " hose and 800 ft of 2 ½" on deck. The unit carries a full complement of ladder equipment. The unit is a primary response unit on all fire and emergency calls. It responds to all requests for mutual aid assistance for other neighboring communities. 

 

 

 

 

531ePumper 531 is a 2013 Spartan Metro Star with a 1500 IGPM pump. It has a 800 gallon water tank on board. The pumper has a Foam Pro system. The engine carries 5 Scott 4.5 SCBA units with a capacity of 6 persons. The unit has 1000 feet of 5 inch hose and 1000 feet of 2 1/2 inch hose on deck.  It carries a full complement of ladder equipment. The unit is a primary response unit on all fire and emergency calls. It responds to all requests for mutual aid assisatnce for neighboring communities.

 

 

 

 

 

 

fotoflexerchester551  photoPumper Tanker 551 is a 1997 International Tanker with a 1050 IGPM pump. It has a 2000 gallon water tank on board. The unit carries 2 Scott 2.2 SCBA units with a crew capacity of 2 persons. The apparatus has 1800 ft of high volume 4 " hose and 600 ft of 2 ½" on deck. It responds to all requests for mutual aid assistance for other neighboring communities.

  

  

 

 

 

fotoflexerwaterres_photoWater Rescue Unit 522 is a 1986 "Series" 26 ft, Boston Whaler Rescue Boat. It has twin 135 horse power,Honda 4 stroke outboard motors. It carries an 18 horse power Honda portable pump. On board it carries 2 X 25 ft of 2 ½" hose connected to a dual input 2 ½" deck mounted monitor. The unit has a crew capacity of 4 persons and is used for perform water rescue and fire fighting on small pleasure craft in the harbor and the islands.