Apparatus

Wendelville Volunteer Fire Company owns and utilizes many types of fire and rescue apparatus including 3 class A pumpers, an all-purpose brush/grass fire and rescue vehicle, an ambulance, two all-terrain vehicles and one boat. Members are trained in the skill of firefighting (both interior and exterior), interior rescues, first aid, fire police, cold water rescue, rope rescue and more. Some of the specialized equipment used by fire fighters are:

  • Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA) for protecting users against oxygen deficiency, gases and vapors at fires.
  • Emergency medical equipment including Automatic External Defibrillators (AED) on the ambulance and fire trucks.
  • Hurst Rescue Tools, also referred to as The Jaws of Life, for prying open vehicles involved in accidents when a victim may be trapped.
  • Thermal Imaging Camera for identifying hot spots in fire situations or looking for people lost or missing by identifying them using body heat.
  • Gas Detection Meters for investigating CO alarms.

Select a vehicle below to see a larger picture and description of the apparatus.