Engine 6134 is a 2018 Pierce Velocity PUC Pumper 1500 GPM pumper with a 1000 gal. tank. The cab seats 6, with 2 rear-facing and 2 forward-facing seats in the rear crew area. In the hose bed, Engine 34 has 1000 ft. of 5-inch supply hose, 500 ft. of 3-inch supply hose, one 250-ft. pre-connected 2-1/2″ attack line, and 500 ft. of 1-3/4″ attack hose, 250 ft each, one is pre-connected. Above the pump panel are two (2) 200-ft. 1-3/4″ attack lines, on top is a 1000 GPM deck gun pre-piped. The front bumper has a 6-inch suction inlet and 100-ft. 1-3/4″ trash line. A hose trough for a 50-ft. doughnut roll of 3-inch and a 25-ft. roll of 5-inch. The pump is a Pierce PUC 1250 two-stage pump with LDH discharge. This engine is equipped with a Husky 12 foam system built into the pump.
There is also an Harrison Hydraulic generator with electric reel and flood lights.
Engine 6134 was a replacement for Engine 6134 1994 Pierce Saber.
Engine 6133 is a 2013 Pierce PUC 1500 GPM pumper with a 1000 gal. tank. The cab seats 6, with 2 rear-facing and 2 forward-facing seats in the rear crew area. In the hosebed, Engine 33 has 1000 ft. of 5-inch supply hose, 500 ft. of 3-inch supply hose, one 250-ft. preconnected 2-1/2″ attack line, and 500 ft. of 1-3/4″ attack hose, 250 ft each, one is preconnected. Above the pump panel are two (2) 200-ft. 1-3/4″ attack lines, on top is a 1000 GPM deck gun prepiped. The front bumper has a 6-inch suction inlet and 100-ft. 1-3/4″ trash line. A hose trough for a 50-ft. doughnut roll of 3-inch and a 25-ft. roll of 5-inch. The pump is a Waterous 1250 two-stage pump with LDH discharge.
There is also an Onan generator with electric reel and flood lights. Engine 6133 is equipped to respond to all emergencies including motor vehicle accidents, with foam and HazMat clean-up equipment.
This engine was a replacement for old 6133, 1994 Pierce Saber 1250 GPM pumper. This engine was a replacement for old 6133, a 1965 Great Eastern 750 GPM pumper.
Engine 6133 and 6134 are twin pumpers, delivered together with our Tower 6155 in 1994. All three apparatus were housed in 1995, our 50th Anniversary year.
Engine 6137 is a 1947 Ahrens Fox (Retired 2021) HT 1000 GPM piston pumper, no. 3466. The Fox was purchased from Hanley Hose in Chester, PA. This truck is unique due to the fact it has a piston pump and can hold its own against the modern apparatus of today. We have kept the Fox up for many years, taking it to the NJ State Firemen’s Parade and Wheaton Village antique fire muster. The Fox has taken many trophies in the past years. We are proud of the truck and hope to be for many more years. This truck was sold in 2021.
Tower 6155 is a 1994 Pierce Lance with a 10-man cab, 1250 GPM pump, 200 gal., 500 ft. of 5-inch supply line, two (20 1-3/4″ attack lines above the pump panel, Onan generator with quartz lights and electric reels. 6155 is equipped to respond to a multitude of calls, including mutual aid to surrounding communities and confined space incidents.
In 1995, at our 50th Anniversary celebration, this apparatus was dedicated to David Douglass, former Lieutenant of old Ladder 6155. Dave was a Lower Township Police officer who was shot and killed in the line of duty in February, 1994, while investigating a reported burglary. Dave was a life member and president of the fire company at the time of the incident.
Tower 55 was the replacement for our old ladder, a 1956 Ford/Seagrave straight ladder truck.
RESCUE 6195 – 2002 EVI Walk-in Rescue. Equipped with a cascade unit for filling air bottles or dive bottles on scene. It has in-line air for confined space rescue.
6195 is also capable of being used as a command post with fire radio along with VHF for marine use. With it’s air conditioned/heated body, it is also used for rehab.Towed behind 6195 is “Marine 2”, a 16-ft. Rescue One aluminum
dive rescue boat with a 35 hp Johnson electric start motor and center console. The Dive Team was formed in 1990 by Robert Keith Coombs, who was a life member and an avid recreational diver, who got together with Scott Brown, Lew Megonigal, Ben Hopkins and ex-chief Ray Brown, to form what is now Town Bank’s Dive Unit.
We operate from an S.O.P. developed by the divers and command officers.
DIVE TEAM MEMBERS:
Fire Boat 61 –
Marine 1 is a 35-ft. all-aluminum fishing boat (Retired) with a single Volvo engine. It was purchased from a local commercial fidherman who used it for his pot traps. In 1991, Town Bank bought her and extensively refurbished her, installing a larger fuel tank, instrument console, marine electronics and fire radio equipment. A 1000 GPM farmer’s irrigation pump sits in the cockpit piped directly through the hull, enabling us to to fire up the pump while enroute to a scene. A bow-mounted deck gun piped with a 5″ line can supply 1000 GPM at the tip. Next to the pump is a riser pipe, which has three (3) 2-1/2″ discharges. These can be used for handlines or additional deck guns off the stern of the boat. Marine 1 can also be used as a “floating hydrant”, supplying an inland fire scene. Many local business owners helped out with the construction of Marine 1, through donations, their time and expertise, or a reduced cost of equipment.
Many thanks go out to these men and women of Lower Township and Cape May – without them, this unit may not be possible.
The name “Robert C” comes from Robert Keith Coombs, a Life Member of Town Bank Fire Company whose idea it was to look into starting a marine unit for our community. Bob is also credited with starting Town Bank’s Dive Team. His love for recreational diving carried over to the firehouse where the Dive Unit still operates today. Bob never got to see the completion of Marine 1. Tragically, he was killed in an automobile accident prior to us starting work on the boat. All the firefighters got together and thought it only fitting that the boat be named after him.
“Robert C.” His memory lives on aboard Marine 1 and in our hearts
Brush 6121 is a 1976 Dodge Power wagon (Retired 2020) with a Ranger body. Refurbished in 1997, with new cabinets and a new paint job, 6121 gas a 250 GPM Hale pump, PTO-driven, 200-ft. hose reel, and 100-ft. of 1-3/4″ in the rear. A Honda generator powers two (2) 500 watt quartz lights and light reel. 6121 responds to all emergencies providing light and mobility for brush calls.
The following Apparatus’ are not pictured. (Descriptions and photos coming soon)
– 6148 2006 Pierce 1250 pump w/ 2000 gal tank No picture
– 6110 2008 Chevy Suburban Command Unit
– 6111 2016 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 4dr Pick-up