antique Fire Truck
This is our 1959 Dodge Power Wagon, it is commonly referred to as the "Turtle." It is equipped with a 250 gallon tank and has a 250 gallon per minute pump. This truck was our first brush and utility truck. It has been completely restored.
This is our 1963 B Model Mack fire engine. The "B", as it is commonly referred to. Has served as the symbol for the Chester Volunteer Fire Company for over the last fifty years. This truck is equipped with a 750 gallon per minute pump and a 500 gallon water tank.
INcident Command VEHICLE
Incident Command Vehicle is commonly know as a chief's truck. Its a 2008 Ford Expedition equipped with multiple radios to allow communication to everyone.
Engine 1 is a 1994 Pierce/Lance. This truck is considered to be the work horse of our fleet because it is first due to most calls. This truck is equipped with a 1500 gallon per minute pump and a 500 gallon water tank. The captains of this truck are Thomas Greco and John McNulty.
Engine 2 is a 2004 E-One Typhoon. It is equipped with a 2000 gallon per minute pump, a 1000 gallon water tank and 45 gallons of firefighting foam. This foam can be utilized in events such as flammable liquid fires and automobile fires. Engine 2 is equipped to be autonomous at the initial stages of most incidents, including being equipped with the jaws of life for car accidents. The captains of this truck are Colin Wertman and Steve Feller.
Engine 4 is a 1997 E-One equipped with a 1250 gallon per minute pump, a 750 gallon water tank and 50 gallons of firefighting foam for events such as car fires and flammable liquid fires. While this truck serves many roles in fire suppression, it is also equipped to function as a vehicle for our Rapid Intervention Crew who respond to calls for trapped, lost or injured firemen. The captains of Engine 4 are Chris Dalton, John Norton, and Hunter Shastay.
Ladder 9 is a 1999 Pierce with a 105 foot hydraulic ladder that can reach the roof of a tall building or allow great amounts of reach. The ladder, paired with a 2000 gallon per minute pump and 500 gallon water tank, is capable of being used in battling building fires or supporting technical rescues. This truck provides us multiple different angles, that ground units can not achieve. The captains of Ladder 9 are Bill Taquinto and Jason Dilley.
Rescue 5 is a 2016 Pierce rescue unit. It is equipped to deal with many types of emergencies including, but not limited to car accidents, technical rescue, hazardous materials incidents and elevator emergencies. The captains of Rescue 5 are Bradley Ellmann and Earl Barnes.
Tender 7 a 1999 Western Star truck chassis with a Pierce body. This truck is equipped with a 500 gallon per minute pump and a 4500 gallon water tank. Not having a large amount of hydrants in the municipalities we serve, it is imperative to bring more water to these incidents for sustained fire suppression efforts.
Utility 2 is a 1997 Ford F-350 Utility/Brush truck with a 300 gallon per minute pump and a 250 Gallon water tank. This truck is equipped to handle brush fires. The captain of Utility 2 is Rebecca Dimichino.