Not all emergency medical responses include a fire engine. Ambulances are staffed with one paramedic/firefighter and one EMT/firefighter. There are a variety of situations that demand additional manpower or equipment. Here are some examples of situatio
Our fire engines have been designed to be multipurpose vehicles. They are equipped with EMS supplies and equipment similar to an ambulance. For a department of our size and the number of emergency calls, it would actually cost more to operate a small re
Depending on the distance away from the building, our 100 foot ladder may only reach the roof of a 75 foot building. In addition, during defensive operations the master water stream from the aerial ladder is most effective when directed from above the fi
The crew of firefighters spend the entire 24 hours together. They respond as a crew to all emergencies in which they are dispatched. On most occasions, a fire engine crew was on their way back from an emergency call, a training exercise, or a pre-plan
The first 20 minutes of any fire are the most crucial. We generally say that we need 25 firefighters on the scene to safely accomplish all the necessary tasks in the first 20 minutes. Should something go wrong we will need even more manpower. Itís a pro
The call taker at the 911 dispatch center enters the information given by the caller. The response code that is entered is based on the callerís account of the event. One personís perception of the event may be quite different from another. Sometimes,
We have numerous fires each year. Most fires are put out before the damage is extensive or quickly enough to avoid attracting attention. In addition, we do far more than just fight fires. We provide emergency medical service and technical rescue.
At the Plainfield Fire Territory 10% of the firefighters are women. This is almost 3 times the national average. Plainfield ranks in the top 16% of fire service organizations across the country in the employment of women firefighters. Less than 3% of o