|About the Fire Dept.|
|• Personal Protective Equipment|
|• Special Equipment|
|• Team Members|
|• Engine Team Members|
|• Truck Team Members|
|• Engine Company|
|• Truck Company|
|Engine Company #10|
|Truck Company # 2|
|Photos and Videos|
|Maplewood / Charlotte C.E.R.T.|
|Resources & Fire Safety|
Date: 1st Wednesday monthly.
Time: 7:00 PM
Time: 7 P.M.
Aquinas in the
Date: 3rd Tuesday monthly.
Time: 7:00 PM
Aquinas Institute Cafeteria
Rochester's truck companies operate with "Quints." Quints can trace their roots to the Truck Companies of the old days. The Quint integrates state-of-the-art firefighting equipment with extensive personnel training, creative resource deployment, and fiscal management. A Quint is a state-of-the-art firefighting vehicle that has the ability to perform 5 functions: Deploy a 75 to 110 Foot Aerial Ladder, Pump water, Carry hoses, carry a 300 gallon booster tank, and a full compliment of ground ladders.
The aerial ladder can extend to 110 feet. About as high as the liberty pole downtown.
A turntable on top of the truck can rotate the ladder around 360 degrees so that the tip of the ladder can be placed in the right spot near the burning building.
Because the Aerial ladder is so heavy, it needs outriggers to brace the truck off the ground so it is stable and does not tip over.
Quints carry a full compliment of ground ladders. The job dictates which ladder to use. There are ladders ranging from 8 feet high, to the 35 foot extension ladder.
Quints, like Fire engines carry different sizes of hose for different types of fires. The hoses are flat when they aren't filled with water, and are folded and stacked on top of each other inside the hose bed.
The pump panel controls the pressure of water coming out of the fire engine and going into the hoses. If there is too much pressure, the hoses can become uncontrollable. If there is too little pressure, there won't be enough water to put out the fire.
The storage compartments make it easy for the firefighters to keep their tools organized for easy access when they reach the fire scene.