THIS IS HOW WE ROLL

 

All the training in the world will only take you so far without wheels to get you to the scene.  Our fleet consists of three engines, one 75 ft. Quint, one light rescue/mini pumper, one heavy rescue, two command vehicles, one fire/rescue boat, and one mountain rescue Jeep. The newest addition is Truck 35, acquired in June 2016. 

Current Apparatus

Truck 35
2001 Ferrara
Engine 1
1996 KME 5-seat engine with a cross-mount midship pump, 750 gallon tank, 1,500 gpm capability, Hale QSG 125 Pump, and Allison transmission. The deck gun can be converted to a ground monitor if needed.
Engine 2
2010 Spencer Fire pumper on a Spartan Metro Star chassis, with a 1500 gpm Hale Qmax pump. First due engine on all fires in City Limits. 750-gallon tank, a 21-gallon foam tank, and seats for 6. The monitor is electronically controlled and can be operated by a remote hand control. The throttle control and foam pressure are electronic. Old school bonus points: a traditional "Q" siren.
Engine 4
2012 Spencer Fire pumper on a Spartan Metro Star chassis, with a 1500 gpm pump. Primary engine for mutual aid responses. Features a 750-gallon tank, a 21-gallon foam tank, and seats for 6. The monitor is electronically controlled and can be operated by a remote hand control. The throttle control and foam pressure are electronic.
Rescue 1
2010 Spencer Mini-pumper on a Ford F-550 chassis with a Class 1 pump, skid unit, 300-gallon tank, light tower, and booster reel. First due unit on medical calls and wildland fires
Rescue 2
1996 KME walk-in heavy rescue. Features integrated cascade system, seats for 8, and the ability to carry most of the tools needed for mountain rescue, confined space rescue, extrication, firefighter rehab, and salvage and overhaul.
Squad 1
2006 Jeep Wrangler Trail Edition with extended rear end. Used mostly for rescues on Mt. Marathon Race. During the winter, a plow is added to clear the sidewalks and parking lot around the station.
Command 1 & 2
Both are 2006 Ram 3500 Diesel Mega Cab trucks. Used by the on-duty fire officers, both are equipped with medical equipment and Zoll AEDs. The Command trucks are strong enough to haul our fireboat, a decon trailer, and gets a workout hauling dirty hose and SCBAs from fire scenes at the end of the call.
F/V John Foster
Fire Vessel John Foster is a 30-foot 2005 Metalcraft Marine Firestorm with twin Honda 250 outboards, Hale 1500 gpm pump, and a Chevy 454 big block motor for the pump. The John Foster was named after former Fire Chief John Gage and former Harbormaster Foster. The boat has a remote controlled monitor, foam compartment, seating for 8 comfortably with underseat storage, a winch, and dive door.
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Past Apparatus

Engine 3
1985 E-One engine, top mounted midship pump panel, 500 gallon tank, capable of 1500 gpm. It was the last engine in our fleet with open jump seats. Retired 2016.
Engine 4
Command 1 & 2
Two 1984 Chevy Pickups were used by the on-duty officers and to help transport supplies from fire calls back to the station. Many a rolled dirty hose was loaded into the back of these trucks in their over 20 years of service. In 2006 the trucks were sold at surplus sale so that new command trucks could be purchased that were strong enough to pull F/V John Foster.
Squad 1
Engine 41
This Ford Pumper arrived in Seward brand new, along with two others, in 1941. The Army was creating Forts in the area for Harbor defenses during WWII. When the Chief was asked what he needed, he asked for new engines. Thus, 3 new engines were delivered.
1921 Pumper
The 1921 Pumper was the first fire truck purchased for the City of Seward. Fire Chief Robert Guest proudly displays his new truck, and Guest with several members ride it in the 4th of July Parade. The pumper served the department well, and when retired, was sold to a volunteer member for some beer and crab legs.
1921 Pumper
The 1921 Pumper was the first fire truck purchased for the City of Seward. Fire Chief Robert Guest proudly displays his new truck, and Guest with several members ride it in the 4th of July Parade. The pumper served the department well, and when retired, was sold to a volunteer member for some beer and crab legs.
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Seward Volunteer Fire Department

316 Fourth Avenue / PO Box 832

Seward, AK 99664

(907) 224-3445 - Station

(907) 224-8633 - Fax

Command 1 & 2

Two 1984 Chevy Pickups were used by the on-duty officers and to help transport supplies from fire calls back to the station. Many a rolled dirty hose was loaded into the back of these trucks in their over 20 years of service. In 2006 the trucks were sold at surplus sale so that new command trucks could be purchased that were strong enough to pull F/V John Foster.