Pershing Township VFD uses several types and sizes of trucks to provide fire, medical, and other services in the township as well as to provide mutual aide to other departments.
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2018 E-One Typhoon Custom
This is the newest truck in the fleet and was delivered in December of 2018. Engine 91 is the first out truck for fires and vehicle accidents. It can store XXX gallons of water and has a pump rated at YYY gallons per minute.
2004 Ford E450 with a 2010 FD body
Squad 92 is the first out truck for medical responses. Squad 92 can all provide space for responder rehab when needed.
2000 International with a 2001 Danko body
Tanker 93's primary mission is to supply and shuttle water from fire hydrants and other water sources to the location of the fire. Once at the location of the fire the water will be transferred to other fire equipment or a drop tank. Tanker 93 is also equipped to be used as an attack engine and actually served in that role prior to 2005.
1967 Kaiser Jeep M-715 with 1987 FD equpiment
This rare apparatus previously served the US Forestry Service. The skid includes a Sims Fiberglass tank and a Robwen foam system. These skids were put together in-house by the USFS. This truck preforms very well off road is used primarily in Hoosier National Forest and other wilderness areas to fight wilderness fires. This truck and hold 200 gallons of water and has a pump rated at 200 gallons per minute. This one is a ragtop as well; very rare to see these Kaisers still in service and very, very rare to see a rag-top!!
1968 Kaiser Jeep M-715 with a 2010 FD equipment
Brush 95 served in Westport, IN from 1983-2010 prior to its move to Pershing Township. This truck preforms very well off road is used primarily in Hoosier National Forest and other wilderness areas to fight wilderness fires. This truck can hold 235 gallons of water and has a pump rated at 235 gallons per minute.
Bruch 96 is a Ford F-350 in a four wheel drive configuration. Brush 96 is the first out truck for brush, field, wilderness and related fires were a truck may need to drive off road.
Brush 96 was donated by Rose Acre Farms.
1977 Chevy C65 with 1983 Truck Equipment & Body Co body
This tanker was built by TEBCO in Indianapolis. This truck can hold 1,800 gallons of water and has a pump rated at 500 gallons per minute.
International 4900 chassis and a bulk tank
Tanker 99's mission is to supply and shuttle water from fire hydrants to the location of the fire. Once at the location of the fire the water will be transferred to an engine or drop tank for use by other fire fighting equipment. In it's former life, Tanker 99 was a bulk milk delivery truck.