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MANCHESTER FIRE-RESCUE-EMS DEPARTMENT
MANCHESTER, CONNECTICUT

OTHER MANCHESTER FIRE COMPANIES:
MANCHESTER EIGHTH UTILITIES DISTRICT

HISTORY:
Organized in 1897 as the South Manchester Fire Department (vol)
Changed to the Town of Manchester Fire Department in 1957 at which time the department become career
Changed to Town of Manchester Fire-Rescue-EMS in 1997
Population: 57, 740Area: 27.7 Sq MilesAmbulance Provicer: ASM Ambulance
Call Volume: 7,621/yr Dept Type: Full Time
# of Members: 72 Shift Rotation: 2D, 2N, 4O Shift Staffing: 19, min 17
Manchester FD WebsiteFrequency: 452.775 Dispatched by:
FIRE STATIONS
STATION
LOCATION
PHOTOS
Station 1 138 McKee Street (opened 1966)
Station 2 (HQ) 75 Center Street (opened 1963)
Station 3 11 Weaver Road (opened 1967)
Station 4 105 Highland Street (opened 1996)
Station 5 331 Tolland Turnpike (opened in 1991)
MuseumPine Street at Hartford Road
FIRE SUPPRESSION/RESCUE
UNIT ID
SPECIFICATIONS
STA
PHOTOS
Engine 1 2012 Sutphen 1500/6001
Engine 32012 Sutphen 2000/6003
Engine 42006 American LaFrance Metropolitan 1500/750/20F4
Engine 5 2016 Spartan Gladiator/Marion 2000/500 5
Engine 5 2006 American LaFrance Metropolitan 1500/750/20F
(exE2, reassigned 2012)
5
Engine 7 1999 Pierce Saber 1500/500/40F (RSV/exE1/exE5)4
Engine 8 1990 American LaFrance 1500/500
(rsv - exE1, assigned 1999)
2
Truck 2 1999 Pierce Dash 2000/400/105' RMA
(ex Quint 3, re-designated 2012)
2
Truck 6 1999 Pierce Dash 2000/400/105' (RSV/exQ1) 1
SUPPORT/COMMAND
UNIT ID
SPECIFICATIONS
STA
PHOTOS
Squad 12005 Ford F-550/MedicMaster (ex Medic 5) 2
Rehab 1 Ford F series bus 3 NO PHOTO
Service 1 Ford F-Series Pick-up (w/ plow, Ice/cold water rescue trailer, brush tank) 3 NO PHOTO
Car 22013 Ford F-150 4X4 - Shift Commander2
exCar 22008 Ford Expedition - Shift Commander2
RETIRED VEHICLES / FORMER STATIONS
DESCRIPTION
PHOTOS
Station 1- 230 Pine St at Hartford Rd (now Ct Fire Museum) opened in 1901 and closed in 1966 NO PHOTO
Station 2- Center St behind town hall opened in 1909 and closed in 1963 NO PHOTO
Station 3- Purnell Place opened in 1906 and closed in 1923 NO PHOTO
Station 3- 153 Spruce St opened 1923 and closed in 1967 NO PHOTO
Station 4- School St opened 1906 and burned to the ground in 1909 NO PHOTO
Station 4- School Street (opened 1917, modified 1979, closed 1996)
Station 5- 1039 Tolland Tpke - opened 1976 and was turned over to MFD 8th in 1990 NO PHOTO
Hartford 1911 tower (at museum) - This was a horse drawn piece until 1915, when it was motorized by a BritishAmerican tractor which was built in Rhode Island. It remained in service until 1958.
Engine 1- 1912 Seagrave hose & chemical truck (retired 1921) NO PHOTO
Engine 1- 1921 Ahrens-Fox 750/chemical engine (retired 1951) NO PHOTO
Engine 1/Engine 4- 1951 American LaFrance 700 series 750/250 (assigned to E4 in 1972, served to 1979) NO PHOTO
Engine 1- 1971 American LaFrance 1000 series 1250/500 (retired 1990) NO PHOTO
Engine 2- 1920 American LaFrance 350/chemical engine (retired 1950) NO PHOTO
Engine 2/Engine 4/Engine 6- 1950 American LaFrance 700 series 750/250
(originally E2, reassigned to E4 in 1964 and served until 1972 when it became Spare E4 and then eventually spare E6)
NO PHOTO
Engine 2/Engine 7- 1964 American LaFrance 900 series 750/500 (assigned as Spare E7 in 1981) NO PHOTO
Engine 2- 1981 American LaFrance Century 1500/750/90 foam w/cab roof mounted turret (retired 1999) NO PHOTO
Engine 3- 1909 Pope-Hartford hose truck (1909-1918) NO PHOTO
Engine 3- 1918 American LaFrance 350/chemical engine (retired 1945) NO PHOTO
Engine 3- 1945 American LaFrance 500 series 750/100 (1945 - 1966) NO PHOTO
Engine 3- 1966 American LaFrance 900 Series 750/500
Engine 3/Engine 5- 1990 American LaFrance 1500/500 (reassigned to E5 in 1999) NO PHOTO
Engine 4- 1914 American LaFrance 350/chemical engine (1914-1942) NO PHOTO
Engine 4- 1942 American LaFrance 500 series 750/100 (1942-1964, became spare E4 from 1964-1972) NO PHOTO
Engine 4- 1979 American LaFrance Century 1500/500 (1979-1999) NO PHOTO
Engine 5- 1959 American LaFrance 900 series 750/750 (retired 1990) NO PHOTO
Engine 5/Ladder 2- 1989 American LaFrance 1500/500/75' RMA
(served as E5 from 1990-1998, then served as L2 from 1998-1999 before becoming spare Quad 6)
Engine 7- 1990 American LaFrance 1500/500
Hose 2- 1912 White hose & chemical truck (retired 1950) NO PHOTO
Medic 1- 1988 Chevy Suburban paramedic unit (retired 1997) NO PHOTO
Medic 1- 1997 Chevy Suburban paramedic unit NO PHOTO
Medic 3- 1995 Chevy Suburban paramedic unit  NO PHOTO
Ladder 1- 1912 Seagrave 75' tillered aerial ladder (retired 1926) NO PHOTO
Ladder 1- 1926 Seagrave cities service ladder & chemical truck (retired 1967) NO PHOTO
Ladder 1/Ladder 4- 1952 American LaFrance 700 series 200/150/75'
(L4 from 1952 - 1967, then L1 - retired 1997)
NO PHOTO
Ladder 2- 1967 American LaFrance 900 series 100' ladder (retired 1998) NO PHOTO
Ladder 4- 1917 American LaFrance cities service ladder & chemical truck (1917-1952) NO PHOTO
Rescue 1- 1977 Ford-American Modular rescue (1977-1986) NO PHOTO
Rescue 1- 1986 Ford/1977 American Modular rescue body (retired 1995) NO PHOTO
Rescue 1- 2000 American LaFrance heavy rescue (sold to a dept in Canada) NO PHOTO
Service 1- 1957 Hudson pickup (retired 1971) NO PHOTO
Squad 1- 1971 Dodge Power Wagon 4x4 pickup (1971-1977) NO PHOTO
Squad 1- 1977 Ford F-250 4x4 pickup (1977-1986)  NO PHOTO
Squad 1- 1986 Ford -F250 4x4 pickup (retired 2003) NO PHOTO
Squad 1- 2003 Ford F-350 4x4 pickup  NO PHOTO
Tac 2- 2000 American Eagle heavy rescue NO PHOTO



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