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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: 58,241Area: 27.7 Sq MilesAmbulance Provicer: ASM Ambulance
Call Volume: 8,900+/yr Dept Type: Full Time
# of Members: 72 Shift Rotation: 24s, 1-2-1-4 Shift Staffing: 19, min 17
Manchester FD WebsiteFrequency: 452.775 Dispatched by:
FIRE STATIONS
STATION
LOCATION
PHOTOS
Station 1 138 McKee Street (opened 1966) - (E1, Tr6)
Station 1 Annex next to Station 1 - (Rhb1, Emrg Mngmnt, CERT CP)
Station 2 (HQ) 75 Center Street (opened 1963) - (E8, Tr2)
Station 3 11 Weaver Road (opened 1967) - (E3, Sv1, UTV)
Station 4 105 Highland Street (opened 1996) - (E4, E7)
Station 5 331 Tolland Turnpike (opened in 1991) - (E5, Sq1)
MuseumPine Street at Hartford Road
APPARATUS/VEHICLES
UNIT ID
SPECIFICATIONS
PHOTOS
ENGINES
Engine 1 2012 Sutphen 1500/600
Engine 32012 Sutphen 2000/600
Engine 4 2017 Spartan Gladiator/Marion 2000/500
Engine 5 2016 Spartan Gladiator/Marion 2000/500
Engine 7 2006 American LaFrance Metropolitan 1500/750/20F (exE4, rsv)
Engine 8 2006 American LaFrance Metropolitan 1500/750/20F
(exE2/E5)
LADDERS
Truck 2 1999 Pierce Dash 2000/400/105' RMA
(ex Quint 3, re-designated 2012)
Truck 6 1999 Pierce Dash 2000/400/105' (RSV/exQ1)
SPECIAL UNITS
Squad 1 2005 Ford F-550/MedicMaster (ex Medic 5)
OTHER VEHICLES
Rehab 1 Ford F series bus NO PHOTO
Service 1 Ford F-Series Pick-up (w/ plow, Ice/cold water rescue trailer, brush tank) NO PHOTO
UTV UTV w/ trailer
Car 2 2018 Ford F-250 4X4 - Shift Commander
ex Car 2 2013 Ford F-150 4X4
Car 6 2008 Ford Expedition (exC2)



RETIRED VEHICLES / FORMER STATIONS
STATION ADDRESS
STATION #
PHOTOS
230 Pine St at Hartford Rd (now Ct Fire Museum) opened in 1901 and closed in 1966 Station 1 NO PHOTO
Center St behind town hall opened in 1909 and closed in 1963 Station 2 NO PHOTO
Purnell Place opened in 1906 and closed in 1923 Station 3 NO PHOTO
153 Spruce St opened 1923 and closed in 1967 Station 3 NO PHOTO
School St opened 1906 and burned to the ground in 1909 Station 4 NO PHOTO
School Street (opened 1917, modified 1979, closed 1996) Station 4
1039 Tolland Tpke - opened 1976 and was turned over to MFD 8th in 1990 Station 5 NO PHOTO
ENGINES BY YEAR
ASSIGNED TO
PHOTOS
1909 Pope-Hartford hose truck (1909-1918) Engine 3 NO PHOTO
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. Hartford
1912 White hose & chemical truck (retired 1950) Hose 2 NO PHOTO
1912 Seagrave hose & chemical truck (retired 1921) Engine 1 NO PHOTO
1914 American LaFrance 350/chemical engine (1914-1942) Engine 4 NO PHOTO
1918 American LaFrance 350/chemical engine (retired 1945) Engine 3 NO PHOTO
1920 American LaFrance 350/chemical engine (retired 1950) Engine 2 NO PHOTO
1921 Ahrens-Fox 750/chemical engine (retired 1951) Engine 1 NO PHOTO
1942 American LaFrance 500 series 750/100 (1942-1964, became spare E4 from 1964-1972) Engine 4 NO PHOTO
1945 American LaFrance 500 series 750/100 (1945 - 1966) Engine 3 NO PHOTO
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)
Engine 2, Engine 4, Engine 6 NO PHOTO
1951 American LaFrance 700 series 750/250 (assigned to E4 in 1972, served to 1979) Engine 1, Engine 4 NO PHOTO
1959 American LaFrance 900 series 750/750 (retired 1990) Engine 5 NO PHOTO
1964 American LaFrance 900 series 750/500 (assigned as Spare E7 in 1981) Engine 2, Engine 7 NO PHOTO
1966 American LaFrance 900 Series 750/500 Engine 3
1971 American LaFrance 1000 series 1250/500 (retired 1990) Engine 1 NO PHOTO
1979 American LaFrance Century 1500/500 (1979-1999) Engine 4 NO PHOTO
1981 American LaFrance Century 1500/750/90 foam w/cab roof mounted turret (retired 1999) Engine 2 NO PHOTO
1990 American LaFrance 1500/500 (reassigned to E5 in 1999) Engine 3, Engine 5 NO PHOTO
1990 American LaFrance 1500/500 Engine 7
1990 American LaFrance 1500/500
Engine 1, Engine 8
1999 Pierce Saber 1500/500/40F Engine 1, Engine 5, Engine 7
LADDERS BY YEAR
ASSIGNED TO
PHOTOS
1912 Seagrave 75' tillered aerial ladder (retired 1926) Ladder 1 NO PHOTO
1917 American LaFrance cities service ladder & chemical truck (1917-1952) Ladder 4 NO PHOTO
1926 Seagrave cities service ladder & chemical truck (retired 1967) Ladder 1 NO PHOTO
1952 American LaFrance 700 series 200/150/75'
(L4 from 1952 - 1967, then L1 - retired 1997)
Ladder 1, Ladder 4 NO PHOTO
1967 American LaFrance 900 series 100' ladder (retired 1998) Ladder 2 NO PHOTO
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 5, Ladder 2
RESCUES BY YEAR
ASSIGNED TO
PHOTOS
1977 Ford-American Modular rescue (1977-1986) Rescue 1 NO PHOTO
1986 Ford/1977 American Modular rescue body (retired 1995) Rescue 1 NO PHOTO
2000 American LaFrance heavy rescue (sold to a dept in Canada) Rescue 1 NO PHOTO
2000 American Eagle heavy rescue Tac 2 NO PHOTO
OTHER UNITS BY YEAR
ASSIGNED TO
PHOTOS
1957 Hudson pickup (retired 1971) Service 1 NO PHOTO
1971 Dodge Power Wagon 4x4 pickup (1971-1977) Squad 1 NO PHOTO
1977 Ford F-250 4x4 pickup (1977-1986)  Squad 1 NO PHOTO
1986 Ford -F250 4x4 pickup (retired 2003) Squad 1 NO PHOTO
1988 Chevy Suburban paramedic unit (retired 1997) Medic 1 NO PHOTO
1995 Chevy Suburban paramedic unit  Medic 3 NO PHOTO
1997 Chevy Suburban paramedic unit Medic 1 NO PHOTO
2003 Ford F-350 4x4 pickup  Squad 1 NO PHOTO



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