In the Firefighter world, they're called Apparatus. To the general public, they're mostly just called Fire Trucks.
TRUCK 13: This is our first out tanker. It carries 2,000 gallons of water and is capable of pumping 1,250 gallons of water per minute. This is the unit that we send first when other fire departments need mutual aid assistance.
ENGINE 13: This is the only vehicle that the department bought new.
It carries 1,000 gallons of water and is capable of pumping 1,250 gallons
of water per minute. This is the first out fire pumper for fire calls
in our district. It is fully equipped with all types of firefighting
SQUAD 13: This is our primary medical response unit. We respond to all medical emergencies in our district and help stabilize patients until the arrival of Transylvania County EMS. This unit carries first aid supplies, oxygen, and a defibrillator.
ENGINE 13-2: This is our second out fire pumper. It carries 750 gallons of water and is capable of pumping 1,000 gallons of water per minute. It carries a full complement of firefighting equipment including hose and ladders.
TANKER 13: This is our second out tanker. It carries 1,800 gallons of water.
ENGINE 13-3: This 4 wheel drive unit is used to respond to fire calls during
inclement weather. It has a good amount of firefighting equipment. It carries 250 gallons of water and 400 feet of supply hose.
BRUSH 13: This 4 wheel drive unit is used for wildland fires and calls such as trees down in the roadway. It carries 250 gallons of water and wildland
RESCUE 13: This is our first out truck for wrecks. It is equipped with hydraulic 'jaws of life' for gaining access to persons trapped in wrecked vehicles. It also carries ropes and ladders and general rescue equipment.
RESCUE 13-2: This 4 wheel drive vehicle is used for rescue missions in the part of Pisgah National Forest that is covered by North Transylvania (Turkey Pen). It is equipped with medical supplies and light rescue equipment.
SERVICE 13: This vehicle is used when multiple personnel are requested by another department. It is also used for firefighters who are going out of town for training exercises.
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