1 is a 1990 LTI 75-foot quint apparatus. A quint is unique from traditional
fire engines and ladder trucks in that it can perform five (thus the term
quint) functions. It carries water, it can pump water, it carries
hose lines, it has a large aerial ladder and it carries a compliment of ground
ladders. A fire engine does not have an aerial ladder and a traditional ladder
truck is not equipped with a water tank or pump.
Truck 1 specifically carries 450 gallons of water, has three 1.75" pre-connected
handlines, a 2.5" attack line, carries several hundred feet of 5" supply
hose and is equipped with a full compliment of ground ladders. Truck 1's
most notable feature is its 75-foot aerial ladder. The ladder is most often
used as an elevated master stream when fighting fires from the exterior of
a structure. Truck 1, which is capable of seating five firefighters, is
also equipped with emergency medical gear.
Truck 1 is typically not staffed by career firefighters. However, it may
be cross-staffed by career members for specific incidents where Truck 1's
capabilities are required. It also serves as a reserve apparatus if Engine
1 or Engine 2 are out of service. During most other times, Truck 1 is operated
by volunteer firefighters on an as-needed basis.