- Engine 63
- Engine 73
- Unit 75
- Rescue 77
- Tanker 78
- Rescue Boats
Engine 63 is currently on-loan from another department due to Engine 71 being permanently placed out of service in January 2020. More details and photos coming soon!
Engine 73 is 2007 HME Erins Fox Pumper Tanker. It has a 2,000 gallon capacity. It is equipped with the newest e-Draulic Holmatro tools (jaws of life). It carries 2,000 feet of 5-inch, 600 feet of 3-inch and attack lines. The truck carries 4 firefighters, an officer and a driver for 6 riding positions. It has 5 Scott air packs. Engine 73 is first due to all structural fire calls on the Station 2 side of the Long Ridge Fire Company district.
Unit 75 is a 2013 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 pick-up truck with four-wheel drive. It is equipped with a tool box. Unit 75 is utilized for driving to training, events and emergency scene support.
Rescue 77 is a 2001 Ford 550 XLT Super Duty Diesel with four-wheel drive. It’s equipped with Holmatro hydraulic rescue tools, Hazmat equipment, air bags, ice rescue equipment, EMS equipment and also has a 4.5 ton front mounted winch. Rescue 77 is first due for all medical calls in the district.
Tanker 78 is a 2007 M2 Business Class Freightliner. It holds 3,000 gallons of water and 2 riding positions. It is outfitted with water supply adapters and appliances for all in-district and mutual aid interoperability. It was purchased with a grant facilitated by Treasurer John Carlo and dedicated in memory to former Chief Robert Bennett.
Rescue Boats are used for water rescues primarily in our local reservoir but also small ponds/rivers nearby.
- “New” Engine 71
- “Old” Engine 71
- Engine 72
- Engine 74
- Old Unit 75
- Old Rescue 77’s (7’s)
- Old Tanker 78’s
- Engine 79
- “The Antiques”
The “new” Engine 71 was a 1995 E-One Midship Pumper. It had a 1,250 GPM 2-Stage Hale Pump and a 1,000-gallon booster tank. The truck was also equipped with 550 feet of 1 ¾ inch attack lines, 600 feet of 3 inch supply lines, and 2,000 feet of 5 inch hose. It carried 30 gallons of foam mix, capable of making 4,000 – 5,000 gallons of foam. The truck carried 5 firefighters and 9 Scott air packs. It was equipped with ventilation saws, EMS equipment, and a variety of other firefighting equipment. Engine 71 was first due to all structural fire calls on the Station 1 side of the Long Ridge Fire Company district. The specifications were developed by former Chief Kurt Semmel, former Engineer Robert Bennett and former Captain Ralph K. Nau. This engine was placed permanently out of service in January 2020 due to transmission failure.
The Old Engine 71 was a 1975 Seagrave Pumper Engine. It had a 750 gallon tank and single stage pump. It had two open jump seats and five riding positions. It had dual booster reels and carried 5-inch diameter hose plus hand lines.
Engine 72 was a 1985 Pierce 1000 GPM Single-Stage Pumper with a 1500-gallon booster tank. It was equipped with 2000 feet of 5″ hose supply line. It also had 2 matting-dales with 250 feet of 1 3/4 attack lines. Engine 72 had 200 feet of booster line, used for brush fires. It also had a variety of firefighting equipment including 2 Scott air packs, 4 spare bottles, an assortment of connectors, and hardware for hose connections. It also carried Indian tanks, carried on your back and used for fighting brush and wild land fires. In addition, engine 72 carried a portable floating water pump, also used for brush fires. It was second due to all structural fire calls in the Long Ridge Fire Company district. It was retired from active use in 2011.
Engine 74 was a 1995 E-One Midship Pumper. It had a 1,250 GPM 2-Stage Hale Pump and a 1,000-gallon booster tank. The truck was also equipped with 550 feet of 1 ¾ inch attack lines, 600 feet of 3 inch supply lines, and 2000 feet of 5 inch hose. It carried 30 gallons of foam mix, capable of making 4000 – 5000 gallons of foam. The truck carried 5 firefighters and 9 Scott air packs. It was equipped with ventilation saws, EMS equipment, and a variety of other firefighting equipment. Engine 74 was first due to all structural fire calls on the Station 2 side of the Long Ridge Fire Company district. It was retired from active use in 2019. The specifications were developed by former Chief Kurt Semmel, former Engineer Robert Bennett and former Captain Ralph K. Nau.
Old Unit 75 was a 1985 Chevrolet 350 Pick-Up Truck. It was accompanied by a snow plow. It was used in the same manner as the current Unit 75.
There were two Old Rescue 77’s. The most recent Rescue 77 was 1996 Ford 550. It carried rescue equipment, scoops, long board and other emergency supplies. It was four-wheel drive and had a self-contained generator. It had a stationary hydraulic pump for its full battery of rescue tools. The one before that was 1984 C-30 Chevrolet. The LRFC bought this as a walk-in plumber-style utility body. The Company bought the body and then placed it on the frame.
Rescue 77 or “7” (Year)
Rescue 77 (Year)
One of the old Tanker 78‘s was a 1985 Volvo-White water supply truck. The truck was custom built by Four-Guys in Pennsylvania to Long Ridge Fire Company’s specifications. Its purpose was to supply lead or second due machines with water at all structural fire calls. The old Tanker 78 carried 2000 gallons of water and 700 feet of 2 ½ inch and 3-inch supply lines. The truck was equipped with a 450 GPM pump and is also capable of drafting. The old Tanker 78 also responded to mutual aid calls when neighboring fire departments need water. This tanker was retired from active use in 2011 when the LRFC acquired the replacement tanker through a grant (shown above under Active Fleet). The old Tanker 78 prior to that was a 1960 International oil truck that was donated to the Company by Herbert Fuel in Darien, Connecticut. The Company stripped the tank and the pumps off of it and in-house, bought a 2000-gallon water tank and pump assembly. All body work, fabrication, and interior work was done in-house by former Chief Robert L. Bennett.
Tanker 78 (1985)
Tanker 78 (1960)
Engine 79 was a 1979 GMC all-wheel drive pumper engine. It had a 500-gallon tank and it was utilized as an engine/brush truck. It was originally house at Station 1 but as Station 2 was built in 1980, the Company decided to move this truck there. It had tack and supply lines but not carry large diameter hose. There were three riding positions.
The old Engine 71 Squrt was 1986 Pierce. It had a 50-foot fully rotating Squrt on it complete with 2.5 inch pipe and dual controlled nozzle. You could operate it from the ground or the top of the ladder. It had a 750-gallon tank with attack and supply lines. There were five riding positions. The specifications were developed by former Chief Roger Harris.
“The Antiques” over the years are cherished pieces of history. Before they were retired they were of course, first due. Since their retirement, they are preserved for show. “The New Antique” is a 1950 Seagrave and is retired from active response but is still used sparingly for parades and other display functions.
“The Old Antique” was a 1966 Seagrave purchased brand-new along with a 1964 Seagrave (not pictured). This 1966 Seagrave was sold when the Engine 71 was purchased in 1975. Both antiques had four riding positions with rear standing steps when fire fighters used to “ride the back step”. The also both possessed 750-gallon water tanks. They were purchased as open cab trucks for manufacturing and then canvass tops were added for bad weather convenience. They came equipped with outside and inside windshield wipers for times when you got caught driving in the weather!