Engine 37, our 1937 Ford/Buffalo Springfield. This is the parade/show engine.
Tanker 2- a 1972 Diamond Reo/Techweld 2,000-gallon Tanker, was recently retired from service and sold. This reserve apparatus had served the Town of Hampden for many years, capable of carrying an extra 2,000 gallons of water to the scene of a structural or wildland/brush fire. While a long-time work-horse of our fleet, maintenance costs and other operational factors necessitated its retirement.
Squad One- This mini-pumper/specialty vehicle is our "first-due" unit to respond tovehicle accidents, and carries one of the sets of extrication equipment used to remove trapped victims from automobiles. Squad One also rolls first to brush fire calls. During structure fire calls, this mini-pumper deploys to water sources in town, where it refills the tanker trucks when they are empty.
Medic One- The Police Dept was kind enough to donate a used Ford Explorer which now serves as the Fire Department's medical "fly-car" at the Basic Life Support level. This vehicle carries all of the same equipment you would find in an ambulance staffed at the Basic Life Support level.
Dodge Brush Pickup/Trailer- The fire department runs a Dodge pick-up truck with a portable water tank in the bed, for brush fires where more water is needed, or a pump-and-roll operation may be necessary. The Dodge also hauls the fire department trailer that contains the ice/water rescue equipment.
All of Hampden's firefighting/support apparatus are housed in one location, behind the Town Hall on North Rd. With the recent addition on the back of the station for Tanker 1, the firehouse continues its growth and service to the department and community.