First Rescue for City of Charleston Fire Department in 136 Year History to be built

Source: Charleston Fire Department Facebook Page

Coming soon – Rescue 101:

For the first time in its 136-year history the Charleston Fire Department will have a heavy rescue truck in its inventory. The new vehicle will enter production at the Pierce fire apparatus plant in Wisconsin in May and will join the CFD fleet sometime in the third quarter of 2018. Running as Rescue 101, it will be built on a Pierce Enforcer chassis with a four-door cab and a single rear axle.

Equipment on the truck will include a full complement of extrication tools, a 15kW generator, a light tower, a work station with emergency reference materials, as well as high angle, confined space and collapse rescue tools and equipment. In addition, the new truck will have a 1000 gallon per minute water pump and a 200 gallon water tank.

Rescue 101 will be quartered at Station 15 on Coming Street. It will be staffed by the crew of the current Engine 115. A rendering of the new rig appears below.

Rendering courtesy of Pierce Mfg.

About Todd Pruitt

Owner- and currently a career Fire Captain. Past Operations Chief for Greater Valley EMS & Rescue in Sayre, PA and Volunteer Truck Captain in the City of Salisbury, MD. Over 25 Years of Experience in Emergency Services.