For information about the Fire Department apparatus, please contact the Department at (806) 894-3155.
|We have one 1999 Ford F550 that is equipped as a rescue vehicle. This vehicle carries the Jaws of Life, a generator and lights, air bags for lifting, power saws, hand tools, ropes and harnesses, backboards and stokes basket, a gas snifter, and first-aid supplies|
|We have another 1999 Ford F550 that is equipped for fighting grass and trash fires. This vehicle has a crew cab that allows us to transport five firefighters to a fire scene. This truck is also four-wheel drive since most of its firefighting is done off road. This brush truck carries 400 gallons of water and a 500 gallon a minute pump.|
|We have a 1991 Ford F800 grass and brush truck. This truck carries 1,200 gallons of water and has a 500 gallon a minute pump.|
|We have a 1981 Hendrickson pumper that carries 1,000 gallons of water and has a 1,250 gallon a minute two-stage pump. This pumper carries 1,300 feet of 2 1/2" supply hose, 600 feet of 1 1/2" hose, and 300 feet of 1" red line on the reels. It carries four air packs and four extra air bottles. This truck responds to all vehicle fires and to wrecks outside the city limits. It responds as a backup to the other pumpers and can respond as a support vehicle to our grass trucks. This truck can transport up to five firefighters.|
|Our 1994 GMC Topkick pumper is the first run truck to all structure fires inside the city limits. This truck carries 1,000 gallons of water and has a 1,250 gallon a minute single stage pump. It carries four air pack and four extra air bottles and has a generator and lights. It carries 600 feet of 5" supply hose, 300 feet of 2 1/2" hose, 600 feet of 1 3/4" hose, and 150 feet of 1" redline hose on a reel. It can transport up to three firefighters. This truck has a top mount pump panel. This arrangement gives the pump operator a better view of the fire scene than the traditional side mount pump panel. It is also safer because the operator is not standing in the road.|
|The 2000 GMC C8500 is our first truck responder to structure, oilfield, and agriculture fires outside the city limits. It is equipped just like the 1994 truck except it has a water monitor mounted on top of the hose bed that will discharge up to 600 gallons of water per minute.|
|We have a 1984 Mack that serves as a tanker. This truck came to us from Dyess Air Force Base via The Texas Forestry Service. It was a fuel transport truck and carries 5,000 gallons of water. It did not cost the city anything except a paint job and a 500 gallon a minute pump. It responds to all major fires outside the city limits.|