Squad 1 is a 2014 Ford F-550 4x4 with a Darley 2000 gpm pump, 500 gal. water, 25 Class A foam, 25 gal. Class B foam, and 500 lb. Purple K foam. This little piece of apparatus can also pack quite a punch with a 1500 gpm. Akron Electric StreamMaster II which can be remote controlled.
This apparatus was not intended to replace larger engines, but rather, to supplement that station's capability. Located in Downtown Castle Beach where a high volume of vehicles present problems for apparatus placement at a scene, this truck was designed to be highly maneuverable. Furthermore, Squad 1 can easily deal with vehicle fires in parking structures where larger apparatus cannot go.
Some of the equipment carried by Squad include the following: axe, New York pike pole, Hurst Combi tool, Halligan, crowbar, 16" PPV fan, a rotary saw, an on-board generator, a 10,000 lb. winch, and ALS/BLS equipment. The hose complement of Squad 1 is as follows: 500' of 5" hose, 200' of 3" leader hose, 2 sections of 2.5" hose (100' each), 4 high-rise packs, and a 100' booster reel.
Staffed by 2
Darlington PA Mini-pumper 42-3
James K. Ford F-550 cab
Christian C. Ford F-550 cab
Paulo R. Ford F-550 cab