Engine One is a 1987 Ford/ Grumman fire engine that the town purchased used and placed inservice in 2000. This engine replaced a 1955 American Laflance fire engine that desperately needed to be replaced after 46 years of use. A used engine was purchased in consideration of the town’s financial situation at the time. Engine One has a 1,000 gallon water tank, a 1,250 gallon per minute pump, 1,200 feet of four inch supply line, 4 pre-connect attack lines, a pre-piped deck gun, and a diesel generator. This unit can accommodate a crew of 5 firefighters in its open canopy cab. It carries a full compliment of firefighting equipment including five self contained breathing apparatus, a ventilation saw, a ventilation fan, and hand tools. A medical kit and hazardous materials equipment are also onboard. Engine One is the second due engine for all fire alarms.
Engine Two is a 2007 Spartan/ Crimson rescue pumper. This unit replaced a 1971 Maxim pumper. Engine Two carries 1,000 gallons of water, a 1,500 gallon per minute pump, 1,200 feet of four inch supply line, six pre-connect attack lines, a pre-piped deck gun, and a hydraulic generator. Up to six firefighters can be accommodated in the enclosed cab. In addition to a full compliment of firefighting equipment, Engine Two also carries rescue equipment to handle a variety of emergency situations. Hydraulic, pneumatic, electric, and manual hand tools are onboard to extricate victims after a motor vehicle accident. Equipment to handle medical emergencies and hazardous materials incidents is also onboard. Engine Two is the firsr due engine for all fire alarms and is the first due engine for car accidents, hazmat incidents, and rescue scenes.
Engine Three is a 1983 Ford/ Middlesex pumper. When this engine was placed into service it replaced two 1947 Dodge pumpers. It carries a 1,000 gallons of water, a 1,000 gallon per minute pump, 1,200 feet of four inch supply line, five pre-connect attack lines, a pre-piped deck gun, and a gasoline driven generator. It can accommodate 2 firefighters in its commercial cab. Engine Three has performed well for the Department for 37 years and is still relied on heavily as the third due engine for fire alarms and first out engine for utility calls.
Tanker One is a 1995 Freightliner/ Conway 3,000 gallon water tender with a 400gpm gasoline driven pump and a 1,000gpm Newton dump valve. Tankers are essential pieces of apparatus in providing a quick water supply in areas of town not protected by fire hydrants. Tanker One carries a portable folding water tank that is set up at fire scenes. The tanker dumps its water into the port-a-tank then heads off to be refilled and repeats the process until the fire is out. Tanker One responds to all fire alarms out of the water district and responds out of town on mutual aid requests periodically.
Forestry One is a 1979 all wheel drive AM General 5 ton military surplus truck placed into service as Tanker Two in 2001. It was recently redesignated as Forestry One after the 1960 Power Wagon was removed from service due to mechanical problems.
Forestry Two is a 2016 Ford F450 1 ton with a 220 gallon water tank and a 400 gallon per minute gasoline powered water pump mounted on a flatbed body. This truck replaced a 1986 GMC Sierra that had originally been used by the Highway Department as a plow truck. The body, water tank, and pump were transferred onto the new truck by department personnel with help from the Highway Department. Forestry Two is first due for all brushfires and utility wire calls.
Tanker Two is a 1986 all wheel drive AM General 5 ton military surplus truck placed into service as a forestry tanker in 2013. This unit was converted for fire service use by the members of the Brookfield Fire Department. A 1,200 gallon water tank, a gasoline powered water pump, hose reels, radios, lights, and a port-a-tank were installed. The truck was equipped using equipment from other vehicles and by utilizing a grant from the Massachusetts Department of Conservation & Recreation. Placing Tanker Two in service ended the practice of sending structural fire apparatus off road to fight brushfires. Fire Engines became stuck and were damaged while performing tasks that they were not designed to do. Tanker Two is able to provide a reliable supply of water to smaller forestry units operating at brushfires without committing engines to the scene.
Squad 2: 2016 Ford Expedition assigned to the fire chief
Squad One is a 1998 Road Rescue support vehicle. It was pressed into Fire Department service after serving as the town’s ambulance for 11 years. A multitude of equipment for firefighting, ice & water rescue, hazardous material incidents, and fireground rehabilitation is onboard. Squad One responds to all structure fires and ice/cold water rescue scenes.
18 foot Jon Boat with a 40 horsepower outboard motor. The boat, motor, and trailer were purchased using grant money obtained by the Brookfield Police Department. It was then refurbished and equipped by the Fire Department to handle incidents on our lakes and rivers.