The team members of the Engine Company are charged with one, big job: douse a fire with water as quickly as possible. Be it from outside the building, inside with the flames, or from high atop a truck-mounted “bucket” their hoses blast powerful jets of water right into the heart of the fire.
What is a engine company?
: a fire-department company having charge of one or more fire engines.
What fire engine carries?
A fire engine is a vehicle that is designed to help in fighting fires. A fire engine carries hoses, a pump, a water tank and breathing equipment. It will also have rescue equipment, such as ladders, ropes and cutting tools, and usually first aid kits as well.
What’s a 6 alarm fire?
There are 3 engines and a ladder added after each alarm. 18 Engine companies, 6 Ladders, 1 Rescue, and at least one Battalion Chief are included in a 6th alarm.
Why is it called a fire engine?
Originally, “engine” referred exclusively to “pump”, the important tool for getting water to a fire. Today, “fire engines” are those vehicles of the fire department that pump water.
What is a Type 2 fire engine?
Type 2 Fire Engine
A Type 2 fire truck features many of the same specifications and tools as the Type 1 fire truck. They are also the typical truck seen in a suburban area responding to structural fires. Commercial pumpers are more compact but still holds the same amount of equipment as Type 1.
Do fire trucks stop at red lights?
Every state will have a provision within their highway traffic regulations to allow fire apparatus to proceed through red lights, provided they come to a complete stop first, ensure the way is clear in all directions, and then when it is safe to do so, proceed through the intersection.
Who drives the fire engine?
Driver engineers (also called chauffeurs or driver operators), who are the primary operator of the fire apparatus, need to be competent and experienced as they safely respond and navigate these large vehicles to emergency calls. Driver engineers must get through fire department specific driver training programs.