Engines are our primary fire attack apparatus. E65 is our newest engine. It has a 6 person cab and 4 wheel drive. it carries 1000 gallons of water and has a 1500 gpm Hale pump, a Cummins ISM-450 engine and Allison ESV 4000 transmission. E64 is our other frontline intial attack engine. it has 4 wheel drive and a 4 person cab. it also carries 1000 gallons of water and has a 1500 gpm Hale pump. It has Detroit Diesel series 60 engine and a Allison transmission. Engine 66 is SVFD’s 4 wheel drive rescue. It is used for MVA’s, low angel rescue and support for mass casualty operations. It can operate as a frontline initial attack engine on wild land fires. E-66 also carry’s the fresh air heater for use on winter MVA’s.
Tenders are our primary water supply apparatus. Because our response area is not serviced by water hydrants, we have to bring all of our water to a fire scene. Tender 67 & Tender 68 are sister engines that act as our frontline tenders that are also ISO qualified attack engines. These tenders carry 3000 gallons of water and have 1000gpm pumps.These tenders are valuable resources because they are also equipped with air packs, hand tools, ladders and a generator.
Type I Ambulances, Advanced Life Support, 4WD. Our ambulances are the true work horse of the department, they respond on nearly every call we receive. Our ambulance response area is to the Fairbanks North Star Borough Boundaries on the Steese highway, Elliott highway and Chena Hot Springs road. Some transport times can be almost two hours and over 80 miles long.
We can handle most medical emergency’s with our training and the advanced equipment and medications that we carry.