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The Quint

A Quint has the ability to: pump water, deploy a 75 to 105 foot aerial ladder, carry hose, a booster tank, and ground ladders.

 
In 2006, the Salisbury Fire Department began an extensive study to find the most efficient ways in which the department could better utilize the apparatus and equipment during a working fire. After months of research and working together with the Richmond (VA) Fire Department, the decision was made to operate under the Total Quint Concept.
This allowed the most effective uses of each Quint, without losing the typical truck company functions. PDA's or Pre Designated Assignments were established within the Department's operational guidelines, to further allow each apparatus the ability to function as either an engine or ladder company, based on the order of arrival.
The Department's standard response to structure fires include 4 Quints, 1 Rescue Engine, 1 Safety Officer, 1 Battalion Chief, and a Division Chief. Each apparatus is manned with four firefighters, with the exception of Rescue 1.
 

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Quint 1

    2002 Quality
    75' Aerial Ladder
    2000 GPM Waterous Pump / 500 Gal. Tank
    30 Gallon Class B Foam
    Cummins ISM400 Engine
    Allison 5 Speed Auto Transmission

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Quint 2

    2006 Crimson
    103' Aerial Ladder
    1500 GPM Waterous Pump / 500 Gal. Tank
    Cummins ISM500 Engine
    Allison 5 Speed Auto Transmission

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Quint 3

    1998 E-One
    75' Aerial Ladder
    1500 GPM Hale Pump / 500 Gal. Tank
    Cummins ISM450 Engine
    Allison 5 Speed Auto Transmission

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Quint 4

    2000 E-One
    95' Platform Ladder
    2000 GPM Hale Pump / 500 Gal. Tank
    Cummins ISM450 Engine
    Allison 5 Speed Auto Transmission

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Rescue 1

    2006 Crimson
    Rescue Pumper
    1500 GPM Waterous Pump / 750 Gal. Tank
    Cummins ISM450 Engine
    Allison 5 Speed Auto Transmission

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Squad 1

    2007 Ford F550
    4 Wheel Drive