The Western Shore Volunteer Fire Department currently has four fire fighting apparatus. This apparatus consists of two pumper/tankers and two fully equipped Rescue and Utility units. The apparatus is capable of responding to all emergency calls within Western Shore and assisting our neighboring communities on mutual aid calls.
Pumper/Tanker 751 is a 2007 International with a 1250 IGPM pump. It has a 2500 gallon water tank and has a supply of foam on board. It carries 1400 ft of 5 inch hi volume hose and 1000 ft of 3 inch hose. The unit seats two firefighters.
Pumper 731 is a 2014 Spartan with Lantz Body. It has a 1250 IGPM pump and a 1000 gallon water tank and foam on board. It carries a crew of 6 firefighters and is a first response apparatus
Rescue 721 is a 1995 Chevrolet The unit carries 6 SCBA units, vehicle extrication equipment for response to motor vehicle accidents (MVA), and is fully equipped for all medical calls. It is the first unit out to all MVA and Medical calls.
Unit 711 is a 2012 Dodge 4X4 1 ton Megacab with a Cummings Diesel engine. It will hold 5 firefighters and is equipped with medical first aid equipment including a backboard. The Department has also added equipment for forest fire suppression including 4 back tanks, extinguishers, rakes and shovels. It is equipped with a 8 thousand pound winch. It is planned to add some spill kits in the future to assist with minor fluid spills.
Apparatus previously proudly serving the Community of Western Shore
Utility 711 was a 1981 Chevrolet. It served as a general utility and crew vehicle and was second out on all medical calls.
Tanker 752 was a 1979 Ford 8000 with a 3200 gallon tank and a 525 gpm pump on board.
Pumper 732 is a 1976 Chevrolet C65. It has a 625 IGPM pump and a 800 gallon water tank and foam on board.
Pumper 733 is a 1984 International with a 840 IGPM pump. It has a 1100 gallon water tank and a supply of foam on board. It carries 800 ft of 4 inch hi volume hose and 1000 ft of 3 inch hose.