Engine 1-2 is our structure fire engine. It is a 2004 Pierce Saber, four-wheel drive chassis and carries 750 gallons of water, has a 1000 gallon per minute pump, and is operated by four firefighters and can accommodate up to six firefighters.
Rescue 1-9 is our goto apparatus for almost all calls. It responds to accident calls on the interstate, medical calls in the district, and to structure fire calls. It carries five firefighters in the cab and contains all rescue gear including the jaws of life and low angle rescue equipment. It has limited hazardous materials incident containment equipment and an air system to refill breathing apparatus bottles on structure fires. It is a Pierce medium rescue body on a 2008 International four-wheel drive cab and chassis.
Our newest brush truck is B1-3. It is a Ford F450 with a state-supplied (DNRC) flat bed with 300 gallon tank and fire pump.
Brush 1-1 is a "brush" or "wildland" engine. It is a 2002 Ford F550, four-wheel drive chassis with 400 gallons of water and a 125 gallon/minute pump. It responds to all wildland fires and occasionally helps out on motor vehicle accident calls on I90, especially in the winter.
Command 1-8 is a 2005 Chevrolet Suburban equipped to provide all command functions at Fort Ellis or mutual aid incidents. With three radios, reference materials and room for command staff, Command 1-8 is often the first out vehicle on most calls. In addition, because of the steep terrain in the eastern end of our district, Command 1-8 can provide critical emergency medical equipment and, when needed, can transport a patient down a driveway that cannot be accessed by ambulances.
Tender 1-5 is the newest member of the Fort Ellis apparatus fleet. It is carries 2,500 gallons of water and is complemented by a 750/gallon per minute pump. Tender 1-5 was built in 2009 by Rosenbauer in South Dakota on an International chassis. It is class A foam capable and carries multiple hose configurations as well as backup SCBAs and other equipment.