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NEW BEDFORD FIRE DEPARTMENT - ISO CLASS 1
NEW BEDFORD, MASSACHUSETTS

Population: 100,000Area: 24 Sq MilesAmbulance Provider: New Bedford EMS
Call Volume: 9,900 Members: 216 Full Time
Fire Suppression works 24hr shifts
Official WebsiteFrequency: 1- 470.5125 2- 471.0375 Dispatched by FF's at Police HQ
Shift & Apparatus Staffing:
Shift Strength: 38- 2 District Chiefs, 9 Officers, 27 Firefighters
Each company is staffed with 1 officer and 3 firefighters w/ a 4th firefighter assigned. If all members of a company are present for a shift, 1 firefighter is floated to a company that is short that day.
Each company has 1 captain working 1 shift with 3 lieutenants working the other shifts. District Chiefs do not have aides.
Dispatch has 1 lieutenant and 9 firefighters assigned. Dispatchers work 10 hr days/14 hr nights with 2 dispatchers working at a time. The lieutenant works days and the 9th dispatcher is a floater that can cover dispatch or fire supression shifts.
Fire Prevention has 1 captain, 1 lieutenant and 3 firefighters assigned. Trainging has 1 captain and 1 firefighter assigned. The Marine Safety Unit has 1 captain that works days with other members working shifts on companies. 1 District Chief is assigned as the Support Services chief.
FIRE STATIONS
STATION
LOCATION
PHOTOS
Station 2 - HQ 868 Pleasant Street (Fire Alarm) - (E1, L1, Air Unit, CP)
Station 3 834 Kempton Street - (Emergency Management, no FD vehicles)
Station 5 3665 Acushnet Ave. - (E5, Ant Lad)
Station 6 Brock Ave and Rose Street (opened 8/2021)
Station 7 700 Cottage Street - (E7, E25)
Station 8 1599 Acushnet - (E8, L4)
Station 9 799 Ashley Blvd - (E9)
Airport Station Airport Road at Maintenance Garage - (AP8, AP9 - cross staffed by E7)
Repair Shop 311 Liberty Street at City Complex - (E21)
Fire Museum 51 Bedford Street - (Antiques kept here)
APPARATUS
UNIT ID
SPECIFICATIONS
PHOTOS
ENGINES
Engine 1 2014 Pierce Arrow XT 1500/500
Engine 5 2017 Pierce Arrow XT 1500/500
Engine 6 2019 Pierce Arrow XT 1500/500
Engine 7 2014 Pierce Arrow XT 1500/500
Engine 82008 Pierce Arrow XT 1500/500
Engine 9 2017 Pierce Arrow XT 1500/500
Engine 4 1998 E-One Cyclone II 1500/750 (rsv - ex Walpole, acquired Jan 2020)
Engine 16 2003 Pierce Dash 1250/750 (Rsv - exE5/E6)
Engine 17 1999 Pierce Saber 1250/750 (rsv - exE7)
Engine 21 2005 Pierce Arrow XT 1500/500 (rsv - ex E11, E11 disbanded 2020)
Engine 25 1991 KME P-24 1000/600/55F 4X4 (ex Mass Military, acquire 2012) used during severe weather
LADDERS
Ladder 1 2009 Pierce Arrow XT 100' TDA
Ladder 3 2016 Pierce Arrow XT 95' MM Twr
Ladder 4 2021 Pierce Enforcer 105' RMA
Quint 4 2005 Pierce Quantum 2000/400 75' RMA (ex Longwood, PA) (purch 2021)
Ladder 24 1985 E-One Hurricane 110' RMA (rsv, ex Fairhaven)
SPECIAL UNITS
Rescue 1 2000 Freightliner/Middleboro Air Supply and Incident Support
ISU 5 Military M1078 2.5 ton military transport truck
(Can be outfitted for a variety of uses including transport or to be a rsv ARFF rig)
Airport 8 2019 Oshkosh Global Striker 1500 - 1500/1500/210F/500DC
Airport 9 1991 Oshkosh T-1500 ARFF
ARFF Unit 2002 Rosenbauer Panther ARFF
(acquired 2016 from government surplus - ex Vermont ANG)
NO PHOTO
Command Post ?
SHIFT COMMAND/ANTIQUE/MARINE
Command Unit 1 2019 Ford F-150 4X4 w/ command body NO PHOTO
Command Unit 2 2019 Ford F-150 4X4 w/ command body NO PHOTO
Antique 1928 Ahrens Fox 1000 GPM
Antique 1934 Ahrens Fox 750 GPM
Horse Drawn ?
Horse Drawn Ladder ?
Marine Safety Officer 2019 Ford F-350 4X4 NO PHOTO
Marine 41 1970's 41' w/ 250 GPM pump (ex USCG 41455, obtained in 2012)
Marine 31 2016 Moose Boats 37' Catamaran (on order) NO PHOTO
FireBoat 1984 25’ Parker



RETIRED APPARATUS / FORMER STATIONS
STATION ADDRESS/INFO
STATION NAME
PHOTOS
151 Purchase Street - (closed 2021, moved to new bldg) Station 6
754 Brock Ave (deactivated 2020, Engine 11 disbanded) Station 11
ENGINES BY YEAR
ASSIGNED TO
PHOTOS
1947 Ahrens Fox 1000 GPM Engine 10
1954 Maxim 1000/250 Engine 3, Engine 24
1954 Maxim 1000/250 Engine 4, Engine 6, Engine 21
1954 Maxim 1000/250 Engine 6 (different rig than above)
1956 Maxim 750/300 Engine 5
1964 American LaFrance 1000/350 Engine 8
1969 Maxim 1000/300 Engine 1, Engine 9, Engine 11
1974 Maxim 1250/350 Engine 2, Engine 1, Engine 6, Engine 7, Engine 11
1975 Maxim 1250/500 Engine 4, Engine 11
1983 Ford C/E-One 1000/500 Engine 3, Engine 5
1987 Ford C/Maxim 1250/500 Engine 9, Engine 26
1987 Ford C/1988 Maxim 1250/500 Engine 7, Engine 27
1987 Maxim 1250/500 Engine 8, Engine 5A NO PHOTO
1989 Maxim 1250/700/50F Engine 1, Engine 25NO PHOTO
1989 Maxim 1250/500 Engine 1, Engine 8, Engine 7, Engine 25, Engine 27
1989 Maxim 1250/750 Engine 6, Engine 26, Engine 8, Engine 21
1994 Luverne 1500/750/50F Engine 11, Engine 5, Engine 15
2001 Pierce Saber 1250/750 Engine 9
2002 Pierce Saber 1250/750 Engine 1, Engine 12
LADDERS BY YEAR
ASSIGNED TO
PHOTOS
1948 Seagrave 75' MMA Ladder 2, Ladder 3, Ladder 4, Ladder 5
1950 Seagrave 85' TDA Ladder 1, Ladder 4
1962 Seagrave Anniversary 85' TDA Ladder 2
1971 Maxim S 100' TDA Ladder 1
1973 Maxim 100' Ladder 25 (ex Springfield)
1978 Hendrickson/Calavar 1500/500/75' Platform 1
1989 Maxim 100’ TDA Ladder 4
1991 E-One Hurricane 110’ RMA (ex Falmouth, acquired 2021) Ladder 23
1994 Simon/Duplex/LTI 100 TDA Ladder 1
1997 Simon-Duplex/LTI 1500/500/75' (ex Montclair, NJ) Engine 5
2000 Pierce Sabre 105’ RMA Ladder 3, Ladder 23
2004 Pierce 1500/500/105' RMA Ladder 4
SPECIAL UNITS BY YEAR
ASSIGNED TO
PHOTOS
1969 International/Maxim 150 Dry Chem 200/500 AWD Foam Unit



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