Unit : Overview
The Carman Fire Department Engine company consist of three engines; two 1986 Pierce Arrow twins (Engine 131 and Engine 133) and a 1996 Ford mini pumper (Engine 135). The tasks assigned to these Engine Companies are arguably the most important. Engine companies have been the backbone of the fire service; their efforts result in the outcome of the fire. Engine company duties consist of stretching a single line to extinguish a dumpster fire to supplying multiple hand lines and master streams. Engine 131 and Engine 133 are both 1986 Pierce Arrows set up to be identically the same in every aspect. Engine 131 is first due on all fires and fire alarms, where as Engine 133 is first due on dumpster fires and vehicle accidents. Engine 135 is first due on all rubbish fires and wires down calls.
There are two responsibilities for an engine company.
1. Establishment of a water supply
2. The attack on the fire by crew.