Engine 71-1 is the 15th piece of apparatus to be placed in service by the department. It was dedicated and placed into service during August of 2009. Engine 71-1 currently serves the roll of an engine with some light rescue capabilities.
Engine 71-4 (formerly Engine 74) is the 14th piece of apparatus placed in service by the Department. Placed into service during July of 2001, Engine 71-4 holds a series of firsts for our Department. This apparatus is the first in our history to have an enclosed cab to meet federal and NFPA safety regulations. 71-4 is also the first Spotswood Fire Department unit to carry the “Jaws of Life” extrication equipment. Currently 71-4 serves as the departments rescue engine, with some upgrades to the extrication and the addition of water/Ice rescue equipment 71-4 continues to evolve with the department.
Ladder 71-9 the 16th piece of apparatus purchased by the borough and another first, as its the first motorized aerial ladder to serve the borough. 71-9 is unique as it not only has a 107′ aerial ladder, it also has a pump and carries nearly as much water as our engines. 71-9 is equipped to handle both engine and ladder truck duties thus making it our 1st out piece for most emergencies.
Brush 71-3 formerly “73” is the 11th piece of apparatus purchased by the borough to serve a unique function. 71-3 is a modified 4×4 pickup truck with a pump and tank utilized to fight fires in remote areas where the larger apparatus can’t operate. The “Brush Truck” as many know it is the oldest active vehicle in the fleet and continues to serve as the front line piece for its roll.
The Utility is a 2003 Ford F350 pickup truck that the department acquired in the late 2000s used, and was paid for utilizing funds accumulated from the bulk recycling service the dept. provided the borough. As with most of our apparatus its served many purposes over the years and currently serves as a special service vehicle for the department. The rear bed is equipped with a cap and a slide out tray which allows us to store various support equipment for rehab, hazmat spills, and water rescue.