Battalion 1 is a 2012 4x4 Tahoe that is used by the shift commander to coordinate scenes that have more than a single engine company response. The vehicle is equipped with an on-board repeater system that will operate about 50% of the city depending on the vehicle's location. A command area in the rear of the vehicle allows the shift commander a location to acces a radio with headphones to monitor radio transmissions, an accountability system to track on-scene units, and a host of other items.
Placed into service in January 2014, Engine-1 is a Sutphen 75' ladder truck and is the department's newest apparatus. It has approximately 500 gallons of on-board water and foam solution. Responding from the Summer Street station #1, it carries a crew of three to respond to all sorts of incidents. The response are for its first due area is the downtown area and surrounding sub-divisions on the West side of town.
Engine -2 responds from the Asheville Highway station with a crew of three to answer a variety of calls. Located in the department's oldest station, it covers areas of residential and commercial locations including the Farmers's Co-Op and Takoma Hospital.
Engine-3 responds from the East AJ Hwy station to a variety of calls with several types of commercial, industrial, and residential locations. Engine-3 has a crew of three to handle these incidents.
Engine-4 repsonds from the Mt. Bethel Station #4 with a crew of three. The station is in the middle of a residential neighborhood and has a few schools and businesses in its jurisdiction.
HAZMAT-1 responds from the Asheville Hwy station to hazardous mamterial incidents inside the city and county as well. This unit is staffed by on-duty firefighters as a call is reported. Either the engine will follow or members will take the engine completely out of service to respond.
HAZMAT-2 responds from the East AJ Hwy station to hazardous mamterial incidents inside the city and county as well. This unit is staffed by on-duty firefighters as a call is reported. Either the engine will follow or members will take the engine completely out of service to respond.