Western Berks Fire Department Apparatus

Current Apparatus
 

Engine 18-1

 
 

Engine 18-1 is a 2004 Pierce Dash with a 1500 gpm pump with a Compressed Air Foam System (CAFS). It carries 1000 feet of 5" supply hose, several hundred feet of initial attack lines and a variety of hand tools. It is capable of delivering 5 fully equipped firefighters to the emergency scene.



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Rescue 18

 
 

Rescue 18 is a 1994 Pierce Lance. It carries a wide variety of rescue tools including a full complement of Hurst extrication equipment. It is capable of delivering 8 fully equipped firefighters to the emergency scene. It also has a 6 bank, 6000 psi cascade system used to fill depleted air cylinders.



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Car 18

 
 

Car 18 is a 2005 Ford Explorer which is utilized to transport personnel and as a Duty Officer vehicle.  Car 18 was donated to the department by Lower Heidelberg Township where it previously served as a police vehicle.



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Ladder 18

 
 

Ladder 18 is a 1997 Pierce 105' Aerial with a 400 gallon tank and a 2000 gpm pump. It carries over 170 feet of ground ladders, 500 feet of 5" supply hose and over 1000 feet of initial attack lines. It is capable of delivering 8 fully equipped firefighters to the emergency scene. It also has a four bank, 6000 psi cascade system used to fill depleted air cylinders. This apparatus has been in service since October 27, 1997.



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Engine 18-2

 
 

Engine 18-2 is a 1999 refurbished Pierce with a 750 gallon tank and a 1250 gpm pump. It is capable of delivering 6 fully equipped firefighters to the emergency scene.  This unit was originally a 1985 Seagrave (picture shown in the additional details portion).



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Utility 18-2

 
 

Utility 18-2 is a 2008 Ford F550 with a KME custom utility body. This piece of apparatus, which was purchased in April of 2008, carries various types of equipment including portable pumps, generators, oil dry, spill confinement materials and other miscellaneous equipment.



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Rescue Engine 18

 
 

Rescue Engine 18 is a 2001 KME 4-wheel drive with a seating capacity for 6 firefighters, a 1500 gpm pump, carries 1000 gallons of water and 35 gallons of foam. This engine also has two complete sets of Holmatro rescue tools.



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Brush 18-3

 
 

Brush 18-3 is a 1968 Jeep Kaiser 6x6 which carries 600 gallons of water, a 400 gpm pump, 1000' of 1" forestry hose and 1 hose reel.



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ATV 18-3

 
 

ATV 18-3 is a 2004 John Deere Gator 4x4 which has a 70 gallon water tank, a 10 gallon foam tank, a 120 gpm pump and 350' of 1" forestry hose.



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Traffic 18

 
 

Traffic 18 is a 1996 Ford E350 with an ambulance body. The unit is equipped with an arrowstick traffic control device, and a large quantity of traffic cones and barricades.  It is capable of delivering 5 fire police officers to the emergency scene.



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Engine 18-4

 
 

Engine 18-4 is a 1994 Pierce Dash with seating for 6 firefighters, a 1250 gpm pump and carries 1000 gallons of water. This engine has 300 ft of 3 inch and 1500 ft of 5 inch supply hose, and has 4 preconnected attack lines. Engine 18-4 also carries cribbing for vehicle stabilization and a Holmatro combi tool for rescue operations. More pictures can be found in the Additional Details link.



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Tanker 18

 
 

Tanker 18 is a 1998 Freightliner / 4 Guys tanker.  It has a 450 gpm volume pump and carries 3000 gallons of water. Tanker 18 has two 3000 gallon portable tanks, hose on this unit consists of 200 feet of 1 3/4 inch attack line and 400 feet of 3 inch supply line. Tanker 18 has 3 ten inch quick dumps.



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Utility 18-4

 
 

Utility 18-4 is a 2005 GMC pickup which is primarily used to transport additional personnel and the ATVs and Marine 18.



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Marine 18

 
 

Marine 18 is a 2003 Rescue One Connector boat. This unit is equipped with a 40hp Jet Powered outboard motor. The boat also has a flip down diver platform to assist divers entering or exiting the water and a sonar system equipped with GPS. Other equipment includes 2 throw rope bags,2 Telescopic hooks,1 backboard and a 500,000 candlepower search light and 1 Bull horn.



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ATV 18-4

 
 

ATV 18-4 is a 2001 Honda ATV with a small water tank and pump, along with small hand tools for brush fires.  The trailer which transports the ATV is also capable of being towed by the ATV and has been used for victim removal from remote areas.



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Brush 18-4

 
 

Brush 18-4 is a 1952 Willys Jeep which was refurbished and placed in service in 2013.  This unit was previously owned by the Lower Heidelberg Township Fire Co. and sold to a private collector a number of years ago.  In 2012, the collector sold the unit back to the Western Berks Fire Department.  More pictures are available under the Additional Details link.



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Retired / Legacy Apparatus
 

1958 Seagrave (LFC)

 
 

This 1958 Seagrave was once owned by the Liberty Fire Co. of Sinking Spring.  It is now located in a museum in Germany.



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1957 Chevrolet (LFC)

 
 

This 1957 Chevrolet Van was owned by the Liberty Fire Co. of Sinking Spring.  Originally it was utilized as a utility truck and personnel carrier.  In the mid-1990's the unit was refurbished and equipped to serve as a mass-casualty unit.



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1985 Chevrolet (LFC)

 
 
This 1985 Chevrolet was used as a rehabilitation unit by the Liberty Fire Co. Prior to being purchased and refurbished by the department, it served as a blood donation vehicle.

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1969 Seagrave (LFC)

 
 

This 1969 Seagrave was previously owned by the Liberty Fire Co. Sinking Spring.



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1979 Ward LaFrance (LFC)

 
 

 This 1979 Ward LaFrance 100' Maxim Ladder was once owned by the Liberty Fire Co. of Sinking Spring.  Prior to being refurbished and purchased by the LFC, it was previously Truck 2 from Rochester, NY



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1954 Seagrave / 1942 Chevrolet (CHC)

 
 

This pictures shows apparatus previously owned by the Citizens Hose Company of Wernersvile.  From left is the 1954 Seagrave, the 1942 Chevrolet, and unknown model or year, Chief's vehicle.



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1954 Seagrave (CHC)

 
 
This 1954 Seagrave was previously owned by the Citizen's Hose Co. of Wernersville.

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1980 Pierce (CFC)

 
 

This 1980 Pierce was once owned by the Community Fire Co. of Fritztown.



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1986 Chevrolet (CFC)

 
 

This 1986 Chevrolet was originally owned by the Community Fire Co. of Fritztown.  It served for a number of years as a brush truck. 



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1968 Mack (LHTVFC)

 
 

This 1968 Mack tanker was originally owned by the Lower Heidelberg Township Volunteer Fire Co. 



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