Equipment

2014-05-25 20.26.14
Independence Fire Station is located in the heart of Independence
Ladder 1
Ladder 1 is a 105 foot Ladder Truck. It carries 500 gallons of water. It can carry up to 6 firefighters in it. It also has ropes for high angle rescue, Jaws of Life, and several hand tools.
Engine 1
Engine 1 Responds to fire calls within the city limits. It carries 1000 gallons of water and has room to carry 6 firefighters. It also responds to all medical calls and carries Basic Life Support equipment. 
Rescue 1
Rescue 1 responds to every call. It can carry 6 firefighters. I carries the Jaws of Life, Air Bags, Rescue Struts, Forcible Entry tools, and much more. 
Engine 2
Engine 2 responds to fires out in the rural area and all vehicle accidents. It is equipped with 1000 gallons of water, 1500 gpm pump, and Jaws of Life. 
Grasshopper
Grasshopper responds to grass or field fires. It carries 250 gallons of water and several hand tools. 
Tanker 1
Tanker 1 responds to fires in the rural areas. It carries 2000 gallons of water. It is used to shuttle water from a hydrant in town to the fire scene where it is dumped into a big folding tank.