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1566 responds to moderate to large hazardous-materials spill incidents. 1566 carries assorted sizes of spill booms, pillows, spill pads, bags of oil dry and basic decontamination equipment along with other containment equipment. 1566 can be towed by 1517 or 1526. Edinburg created the first hazardous materials response team under the direction of then Chief Bruce Slack in the early 1980’s.
1517 is a 2000 Ford F-250 Super Duty 4x4 with a 7.3 liter Power Stroke. This apparatus typically responds to brush, grass and field fires. In addition to fires, 1517 also responds to trees in the roadway and utility lines down. 1517 is also responsible for towing 1566, the haz-mat spills trailer to and from emergency scenes. 1517 has a skid unit with a two 150' booster reels, CET pump, water tank capacity of 225 gallons and an 8 gallon Class A foam cell. Additional equipment includes fire brooms, a five gallon portable water pack, hand tools and an additional 200 feet of wildland hose. This truck is staffed with two firefighters.
1518 is an 2005 International Pierce Contender pumper/tanker powered by a International DT-570. 1518 is used to supply water to truck at the scenes of fires and can also be used for a second attack engine. 1518 holds 3000 gallons of water and has a 1500 GMP Waterous pump. Other equipment carried on 1518 includes a complement of ladders, SCBA’s and basic hand tools. 1518 can transport five personnel to the scene of a fire.
1526 is a 2010 Ford Expedition for Command/ Utility use, This unit features a custom built slide out command center (built by our firefighters) that includes dry marker boards and a computer. Multiple radios, a thermal imager with wireless remote viewer, a SCBA and EMS bag.
1512 is an 1996 Ford E350 Braun ambulance 7.3 liter Power Stroke. 1512 is our second ALS squad used to respond to requests for emergency medical services, motor vehicle accidents and fires. 1512 is capable of transporting two patients simultaneously and can transport up to six personnel to an emergency scene.
1513 is a 1999 Pierce Saber attack engine powered by a Cummins ISC-350. 1513 is used to respond to all fires including structure fires, motor vehicle fires and brush fires 1513 also is used to respond to motor vehicle accidents. 1513 has a 1000 gallon water tank capacity with a 1500 GPM Waterous pump. Other equipment on 1513 includes hydraulic extrication equipment such as spreaders, cutters and rams, hydraulic generator, hand tools and ventilation equipment. 1513 can transport six personnel to a fire scene.
1511 is an 1998 International 4700 DT466E Marque ambulance. 1511 is one of two ALS squads we have to respond to requests for emergency medical services, motor vehicle accidents and fires. 1511 is capable of transporting two patients simultaneously and can transport up to six personnel to an emergency scene.