I would first like to wish everybody a very happy, safe and healthy 2014. Due to my schedule lately, I have been slacking off on updating the website and for that I apologize. I'm going to do my best to give a good run down for January as there is quite a bit happening in the world of fire apparatus. For those of you that are on the Connecticut Fire EMS forum (http://www.ctfire-ems.com/) I have started a journal for when I travel through the state. I'm slowly considering signing up for facebook as well. I look forward to seeing everybody again this year as I am out there doing photographs. Thank you and as always my friends, be safe.
Website Update 7/1: As some may know, I have been pretty tied down with work lately with the threat to disband S.C. CMED where I am a dispatcher. Well effective June 30 I was laid off, so I will have a bit more time on my hands. I am hoping to work with my buddy Sean to have the new site up and running within the next few weeks. Quite honestly I am excited to get it up and running. Be safe.
Website Update 5/28: I am switching the provider to Smug Mug. I am working with my buddy Sean Freiman (http://www.flashoverimages.com/) to design the new site and am looking for a July 1 launch date. It will take some time to get all the photos up, however the latest stuff I am photographing will be posted first. Also, I am hitting streets hard. I spent the day in Killingly last week photographing 4/6 fire companies in town as well as KB ambulance and Voluntown Fire. I have been doing some new deliveries as well. I even met a few friends that are followers of the website which was pretty cool. I'd like to thank everyone for the support and looking forward to unveiling the new site in the next month. As always, please stay safe.
Latest Update 5/9: I am actively out photographing fire apparatus around Connecticut when the weather works in my favor. I am currently working with smug mug as well as two possible people who I may just have maintain the website as possible future providers. Webs which is who I am using now has been really good to work with, but I have really outgrown the services they provide. I have a friend that is going to help me with a watermark and I will begin adding my photos as soon as I know who the web provider will be. In the meantime, I will be keeping this site updated with new deliveries etc...
I have a lot to do this year and I am out getting photos almost on a daily basis or close to it as time allows. I am also really trying to get around the state as best as I possibly can. I have some stuff in the works for some of the areas it has been a little while since I visited. I am hoping to have more info in the near future and with that being said I am certainly hoping to begin a new website with more of what I would like and not being limited. As always, I appreciate everybody's help with this project and hobby. I am extremely grateful for the friendships I have made. Thank you and as always my friends, please be safe.
Website Update: I have been getting a lot of questions about the photo galleries, so let me explain what happened. Unfortunately there are a few people who are taking my pictures and putting them on facebook pages as well as submitting them to other firebuff sites with no credit to me or my website. Sort of frustrated me so I took the gallery down. I will now watermark all my photos, yes it takes away from the pictures, but all it takes is a few people to ruin a good thing. I am also looking at other web provider options. Webs has been good to me, but I feel like I have outgrown them and am exploring my options. That being said, yes, I am still out doing photos, I'm just not publishing them. I'm not exactly sure when then photos will be back up. Right now my focus is figuring out who I am going to use as a provider. Webs does have a few features I am going to mess with, and there are some other options I am looking into. I am still actively doing photographs, in fact I have been very active lately doing photos and keeping up with updates. I have a few other things I am currently working on as well. I appreciate what everybody has been doing for me. I will keep you all posted on the next steps as soon as I know. Thank you and as always, please be safe. Mike
New Canaan: New Canaan took delivery of a Spartan/Marion rescue pumper.
Wilton: Wilton Fire will be taking delivery of a Spartan/Marion pumper tanker.
CFA: The Connecticut Fire Academy recieved a grant to purchase a new pumper.
Ridgefield: 2014 GMC/Lifeline Ambulance delivered
Redding: 2014 GMC/Lifeline delivered
Voluntown: 2014 Dodge/Lifeline Remount/Refurb delivery this month
Seymour: 2014 Ford/Lifeline ambulance
Thomaston: 2014 GMC/Lifeline ambulance
Thompson: 2014 GMC/Lifeline delivered
Andover: 2013 GMC/Lifeline Ambulance in service
Andover: 1991 E-One Cyclone 1500/gpm 1000/water 2013 GK refurbishment in service.
Ansonia: A new vehicle has arrived which will be the chiefs vehicle. A new and a used ambulance are now in service. It looks as if after July 1, 2014 a new EMS fly car will be ordered. Specs to follow.
Beacon Falls: Beacon Falls has secured funding for a quint to replace Engine 1. Nothing has been awarded and/or ordered yet.
Beacon Falls: 2013 Dodge/Lifeline ambulance refurbishment in service
Berlin: East Berlin Fire has placed into service a 2012 Ford F-550 BRAT 300/300.
Berlin: Kensington Fire has placed into service 2013 Pierce Quantum 95' Mid Mount Aerial 2000/GPM
Bethany: The American LaFrance rear mount aerial designated a Ladder-88 is out of service.
Bethany: 1L1 EMS Ford fly car has been ordered and should be arrive in next few weeks.
Bethel: Bethel is currently spec'ing a new pumper which will be ordered after July 1 since funding has been secured.
Bethlehem: Bethlehem is currently spec'ing a new pumper tanker which should be ordered after July 1, 2014
Bloomfield: Engine 3 has been assigned a 2013 Pierce Velocity 1500/750
Branford: Engine 4's 1997 Pierce Saber 1500/500 pumper is out being refurbished and repainted white over red to match the newer apparatus.
Branford: I believe Branford Fire has a new ambulance on order.
Bridgeport: Engine-1 has been assigned a 2013 Pierce Arrow XT 1250/500
Bridgeport: Rescue-5 has been assigned a 2013 Pierce Arrow XT Walk Around Heavy Rescue
Bridgewater: Bridgewater has a Ford/Department built brush truck
Brookfield: 2013 Ford F-150 EMS fly car
Brookfield: 2013 GMC/Lifeline ambulance
Brookfield: Brookfield Fire is spec'ing a new pumper which should be ordered in the Fall.
Brooklyn: The Mortlake Fire Company has secured funds to order a new heavy rescue truck this year.
Brooklyn: East Brooklyn took delivery of a sharp looking 2013 Smeal Rescue Pumper 2000/750
Canton: Engine 1 and Engine 4 have been assigned twin 2013 Spartan / 4 Guys engines
Chaplin: A 2004 Pierce Dash 1500/500 pumper was purchased and should be in service this summer.
Chaplin: The white with an orange stripe Ford / Ranger rescue truck has been taken off line for good.
Chaplin: The 1973 GMC / Oren has been taken off line.
Cheshire: Cheshire Fire has put in for funds to purchase a new aerial truck which will replace Truck 1 1970 Maxim Pierce Snorkel which came out of service last year.
Chester: 2014 Chevy 2500 / Reading (?) Utility Body
Clinton: 2013 Spartan SVI Heavy Rescue
Colchester: Colchester Fire currently has a Spartan Marion heavy rescue truck on order
Colebrook: Colebrook refurbished a tanker and is currently in the spec'ing stages for a new pumper.
Columbia: Engine 205 is a 1991 E-One 1500/750/40F 2013 GK refurbishment
Coventry: North Coventry Fire placed into service a 2013 Spartan Metro Star / Rescue 1 Walk Around Heavy Rescue 250GPM 300GWT
Cromwell: 2013 Pierce Impel 1500/500/75' RMA Quint
Cromwell: A new ambulance has been placed on order
Danbury: Danbury Fire has placed an order with Pierce for a 100' MMA which should be delivered before the end of 2014.
Danbury: Danbury has placed into service misc. administrative and support vehicles including a mechanics vehicle and special response vehicle.
Darien: Noroton is currently spec'ing out a new engine and Noroton Heights is about ready to send a truck out for refurbishment
Deep River: 571 is now assigned a 2007 American LaFrance / 100' LTI MMA 2000/300 / 2013 Brindlee Mountain Fire Apparatus refurbishment. This apparatus previously served Schenectady, New York Fire Department.
Derby: A Pierce Arrow XT pumper has been ordered to replace Engine 12.
Derby: FD-10, the second ambulance belonging to Storms Ambulance is out being refurbished. The box is being put on an International Terra Star chassis
Derby: Brush 4 is now using a Ford/? with further details to follow
Derby: Derby Storms Ambulance purchased Trumbull Center's bus they used for the dive team.
Durham: A 2013 Spartan / Rosenbauer Heavy Rescue has been placed into service.
East Granby: 2013 Kenworth / Four Guys 1250/3200 tanker
East Haddam: 2014 Ford / SVI light duty rescue truck
East Hampton: 2013 Pierce Arrow XT 1500/750/20F
East Hampton: 20?? Peterbuilt / Pierce 1000/2200 demo tanker still currently being prepared for service.
East Hartford: Engine 5 has been assigned a 2013 Seagrave Marauder II 1500/500
East Hartford: Engine 3 has been assigned the Seagrave pumper from Rescue Me. Specs to follow.
East Haven: Squad 5 body has been mounted onto a 2014 Ford cab and chassis. Should go back in service sometime in June. Also the 1997 Ford / E-One spare rescue refurbishment should be complete by the end of June
East Lyme: Niantic Ambulance has a 2013 GMC Lifeline ambulance
Ellington: 2013 GMC Lifeline ambulance
Enfield: The Enfield Fire District is currently spec'ing out two pieces of apparatus. The first is a 100' RMA platform 1500/200. The second is a pumper 1500/750/60A/20B 2,000' LDH. Nothing has been ordered, but an order is likely in 2014.
Enfield: The Hazardville placed into service a 2013 Seagrave Marauder II 1500/?? pumper.
Fairfield: Fairfield Fire is currently spec'ing a new piece of apparatus with spec's to follow soon. Also Car 3 2013 Chevy Suburban and the Maintenance truck are all in service.
Farmington: The Farmington Fire Department will be taking delivery of a Ford / Swab walk around rescue truck in June.
Farmington: Farmington Fire is currently spec'ing two pumpers one of which will be a rescue pumper for Farmington Center fire.
Greenwich: Greenwich Fire placed an order with Seagrave for two rescue pumpers
Groton: Center Groton Fire Department took delivery of a 2014 Dodge / Marion light duty rescue truck
Guilford: Guilford was awarded a grant to purchase a new fireboat.
Guilford: Twin Spartan / Four Guys 3500 gallon tankers are currently on order with a summertime delivery expected.
Haddam: 2013 Kenworth / US Tanker
Hamden: (3) Ford Pick-Ups with Caps have been ordered for the new rescue trucks. They will be very much like New Haven Emergency 1. I believe they are spec'ing a new pumper as well.
Hartford: A new Sutphen pumper is currently being built. I believe a new Tower Ladder was also awarded, but need to verify who was awarded the bid.
Harwinton: Harwinton Center has a new brush truck.
Hebron: A Spartan / Four Guys pumper is on order
Kent: Kent Fire has taken delivery and placed into service some new apparatus. They include:
Brush Truck: 2014 Ford F-550 / Firematic BRAT 400GWT/10F/LP Pump
Ambulance: 2014 GMC Lifeline Ambulance (kept the old one as a spare)
Engine: 1991 KME pumper (which came with the aerial truck they purchased)
Aerial Truck: 2004 KME 100' Rear Mount Aerial (currently being prepared for service / training)
Killingly: Attawaugan Fire took delivery of a 2013 Spartan / Smeal 1750GPM 2850GWT Engine Tanker
Killingly: Danielson has a new light duty rescue truck with a utility body on order.
Killingly: East Killingly took delivery of a 2014 Pierce Arrow XT 1500/2500 Engine Tanker.
Killingly: South Killingly has a new light duty rescue truck with a utility body on order.
Lebanon: 2013 Spartan / Rescue One Walk Around Heavy Rescue
Ledyard: The Ledyard Fire Department recently took delivery of a Ferrara pumper.
Lisbon: Lisbon Fire has secured funds and is spec'ing out a pumper tanker.
Litchfield: Bantam Fire has a Ford / Horton ambulance on order which should be delivered in early July.
Litchfield: Litchfield Fire recently took delivery of a 2500 gallon Spartan / SVI pumper tanker
Lyme: The Lyme Fire Company has taken delivery of a new brush truck
Madison: Madison Hose is spec'ing a heavy rescue
Madison: 2013 Dodge / PL Custom ambulance
Mansfield: A 2013 GMC / Lifeline ambulance is now in service
Mansfield: A Spartan / SVI pumper tanker is currently being built for the department.
Meriden: Meriden Fire has a new Chief vehicle and a hum-vee was also delivered. It still needs to be painted and get outfitted with equipment before it goes in service as a brush truck
Middlebury: Middlebury Fire placed a 2011 Freightliner / Pierce in service as Squad-1 which is a rescue pumper. They also refurbished the utility into Squad-2.
Middlefield: 2014 HME / GK 1750/500
Middletown: Middletown Fire has secured funds for a new pumper
Middletown: Westfield Fire will be going out to bid shortly for a new heavy rescue truck
Milford: Smeal was awarded the bid to build Milford Fire a new Quint
Naugatuck: Naugatuck Fire recently took delivery of a Spartan / Marion rescue pumper. Also, the first truck is back from Bulldog Fire and the second truck should be going at the end of June for a refurbishment.
New Britain: Smeal was awarded the bid for a 100' MMA
New Canaan: New Canaan Fire should be taking delivery of a Spartan / Marion Rescue Pumper very soon.
New Fairfield: New Fairfield Fire should be placing an order for a new ambulance very soon
New Fairfield: 2013 Pierce Velocity 1500/975/25A
New Haven: New Haven Fire took delivery of (2) Pierce Arrow XT pumpers 1250/500 to replace Engine 9 and Engine 11.
New Haven: New Haven Fire should be taking delivery of a 3rd 2014 Pierce Arrow XT 1500GPM/500GWT/500F to replace Engine 5 at the end of June.
New Haven: New Haven is also refurbishing an Emergency Unit which will become the frontline vehicle for Emergency 2. Also a new hydrant truck is being built.
New Haven: Spec's are being worked on and the department is trying to secure funding to replace Engine 6 and Engine 10 next year. Nothing is official and no contracts signed.
Newington: 2013 Pierce Arrow XT 1250/500/40F
New Milford: Water Witch Fire currently has a Spartan / Marion pumper on order with a summertime delivery expected.
Norfolk: Both Norfolk's tanker and pumper have undergone refurbishments at GK
North Branford: Rescue 11 has been assigned a 2013 Spartan Metro Star / Rescue One Walk Around Heavy Rescue
Norwich: Norwich Underwater Dive Team purchase Mystic Fire's former International Emergency Truck. It is currently being outfitted with equipment and prepared for service.
Norwich: Norwich Fire recently took delivery of a Ferrara pumper. Also the 2006 Freightliner / Pierce Contender went through refurbishment at Firematic and is now the department's Rescue truck.
Old Lyme: (2) Ferrara pumpers were purchased in 2013 and went to the substations.
Old Saybrook: Pierce was awarded the bid for a new pumper truck
Orange: Orange Fire is currently working on a new piece of apparatus, NFI
Oxford: Oxford Fire recently placed into service a Peterbuilt / US Tanker at Riverside. I believe a new engine is also in the works for Riverside.
Plainfield: Plainfield EMS placed into service (2) 2013 PL Custom ambulances. One went in service the Spring of 2013 and the other Fall 2013.
Pomfret: 2013 Smeal 1750GPM 1700GWT Engine Tanker which actually replaced two trucks
Preston: A 2013 Lifeline ambulance is now in service.
Preston: Smeal was awarded the bid for a new rescue pumper
Prospect: Prospect has a 2013 Ford/GK Utility truck.
Redding: Georgetown is getting ready to purchase a new ambulance.
Ridgefield: A new Lifeline ambulance should be delivered at any time
Rocky Hill: Rocky Hill is currently spec'ing a new engine.
Salem: Gardner Lake 2013 Dodge / PL Custom Ambulance
Seymour: Citizens Fire took delivery of a 2013 Pierce Velocity Walk Around Heavy Rescue
Sharon: Sharon Fire recently refurbished the brush truck
Shelton: The Pine Rock Park and White Hills 2014 KME 79' RMA Quint should be delivered in June.
Shelton: Huntington Fire Pierce Heavy Rescue should be delivered in August.
Shelton: Echo Hose Pierce Heavy Rescue Pumper should be completed mid summer
Sherman: Sherman Fire is currently spec'ing a new ambulance and pumper truck
Simsbury: Simsbury Fire has (2) Spartan / Four Guys pumpers on order with a mid to late summer delivery expected.
Somers: Somers Fire took delivery of (2) Spartan / Four Guys squads. They have also placed an order with Four Guys for a 3,000 gallon tanker on a Kenworth chassis. A Fall delivery is expected
Southbury: Southbury Fire recently took delivery of a Ford pick-up utility truck. Also a Spartan / US Tanker was also delivered
Southington: Southington Fire secured funds for a new pumper truck.
South Windsor: A new Sutphen pumper is currently being built with an early Fall time delivery expected.
Stafford: West Stafford recently placed into service a Dodge / Utility vehicle as the rescue truck
Stafford: A new ambulance was recently delivered.
Stamford: A new KME pumper was delivered to E8 in the Fall of 2013. In May 2013, two additional pumpers were delivered and will be assigned E1 and E7. As part of the capital improvement for next year, it appears a new engine, tanker, aerial truck and heavy rescue will be ordered.
Stonington: Mystic Fire has a 2013 Spartan Marion rescue truck
Stonington: Pawcatuck Fire has on order a 2013 E-One Typhoon 1500/500 with a July delivery date expected.
Stonington: Wequetequock Fire took delivery of a 2013 KME pumper in the Fall of 2013.
Stonington: Old Mystic should be going to bid for a new rescue pumper this year. I believe they bid on Goshen (Waterford) former engine but am not sure if they got it
Stratford: Stratford Fire purchased a demo Quint from Sutphen and is Engine 2. An HME pumper was purchased in 2013 for Engine 3. They are currently working on securing funding for a new aerial truck. Two pick-up utility vehicles and a Car-3 have been placed into service.
Suffield: Engine 2 has been assigned a 2013 Pierce Arrow XT 1500GPM 2500GWT pumper tanker
Thomaston: Thomaston Ambulance should be taking delivery of a new ambulance this summer.
Thomaston: Smeal was awarded the bid for a new rescue pumper. It will replace the Ford which is already gone and the heavy rescue.
Tolland: Tolland Fire purchased the former Kensington Pierce aerial truck and sent it out for a refurbishment / prepared for service. I believe the truck is now in service.
Tolland: Tolland also placed into service a Lifeline ambulance.
Trumbull: Trumbull EMS took delivery of a new ambulance with another one in the works. I believe Nichols signed a contract for a new heavy rescue truck. Further information to follow...
Voluntown: The Voluntown Fire Department should be getting back the ambulance in the coming weeks. It was sent to Eastford so the box could be mounted on a Dodge chassis.
Wallingford: Rescue 3 is a Chevy / Utility Crew Cab. Engine-1 Sutphen pumper should arrive in town in the coming weeks.
Washington: Washington is spec'ing out a new pumper which should be ordered after July 1. Also, the light duty rescue is undergoing a refurbishment. The body will be placed on a new Ford Extended Cab and repainted etc... I believe the truck should be complete mid to late summer.
Waterbury: Waterbury has a new engine being built by GK which will be on a Spartan chassis. This will be the third Spartan/GK pumper and the heavy rescue is also the same. Waterbury purchased Woodbury Fire old KME pumper and will be purchasing East Hartford's Pierce Arrow that came from Farmington.
Waterford: Jordan Village Fire has an E-One Typhoon pumper being built with a late summer delivery expected. Goshen took delivery of a KME pumper as well as a GMC/Lifeline ambulance.
Watertown: Engine 3 is a 2013 Dodge/GK. A new aerial truck is in the works and the town should be making a decision has to who will build it fairly soon. It initially went to GK for a Spartan/GK/LTI but since the ALF deal the city decided to make a different decision.
Westbrook: A new Seagrave 75' aerial scope is currently being built with a Fall time delivery expected. A new service truck is also in service. The department is working on the spec's for three pumpers, but nothing has been awarded.
West Hartford: West Hartford took delivery of (2) KME pumpers 1500/500/20B for E1 and E5.
West Haven: 2013 International Terra Star / PL Custom for Allingtown Fire
West Haven: Willimantic Fire former ambulance is now being used in the West Shore Fire District in West Haven.
West Haven: West Shore Fire is currently spec'ing out a new rescue truck
Wethersfield: Wethersfield has placed an order with Sutphen for a 75' Mid Mount Quint.
Willington: Willington Hill secured funds to refurbish the 1995 Mack Marion Heavy Rescue. Willington Center has a new service truck on order. A Ford/Lifeline ambulance is also on order. After July 1, funds are secured for a new engine-tanker.
Wilton: Marion is building a new pumper tanker on a Spartan chassis with a July 2014 delivery expected.
Windsor: The Hayden Fire Station took delivery of a 2013 Pierce Arrow Rescue Pumper
Windsor Locks: Windsor Locks Fire sent out the Simon Duplex 95' aerial scope to Seagrave for a complete refurbishment which should be complete in the Fall. Windsor Locks Ambulance is looking to secure funds for a new ambulance.
Wolcott: Station 3 took delivery of a 2013 Pierce Arrow XT 1500GPM/2000GWT Engine Tanker
Woodbridge: 2013 Freightliner / US Tanker 1000GPM / 3000GWT for Tanker 8.
Woodbury: 2013 Spartan/GK pumper and a 2013 GMC/Lifeline for Angel One the towns ambulance.
Woodstock: Bungay Fire placed into service a new tanker and Woodstock Fire purchased a ladder truck from another department in 2013.
Woodbury - Woodbury Ambulance constructed and moved in 2013
Windsor - Hayden Station 2013 complete and total refurbishment of fire station
Wallingford - Plans to build a new station 7 are in the works and underway
Trumbull - Long Hill Fire is close to major construction to one of the fire stations
South Windsor - opened a new fire and EMS station #3
Simsbury - Fire HQ was recently completely refurbished and remodled
Sherman - Fire HQ recently underwent a major refurbishment
Redding Center - RCFD in the center of town went through a double bay addition
Putnam - East Putnam Fire should be moving into the new fire station this summer
Norwalk - NFD recently constructed a brand new fire headquarters building
North Stonington - Approval was granted for a new fire and ambulance facility near the current station
North Haven - Fire Headquarters underwent a major refurbishment including additional bay and living space. The former Montowese Fire station was torn down and a new station was built. Both West Ridge and Northeast stations are undergoing major refurbishments.
Norfolk - Norfolk Ambulance recently built a new station across from the firehouse.
Newtown - Newtown H&L has secured land for a new firehouse. An 6-8 bay firehouse will hopefully be built there.
Newtown - Newtown Ambulance is currently building a new facility on the Fairfield Hills property
Milford - Milford opened a new fire station at 980 New Haven Ave. It is a 4-bay station and replaces the former Melba St (E6) and Kings Hwy (E5) stations.
Lisbon - Lisbon Fire is working with the town to eventually construct a new fire station
Harwinton - Harwinton Ambulance is constructing a new facility next to the firehouse
Hamden - 2372 Whitney Ave SQ-1 and R1 qtrs. underwent a major overhaul
Greenwich - A new fire headquarters is currently under construction with a new sub station north of the Route 15 near the NY line also in the future
East Hartford - Station 5 which is home to the mechanics as well is open
Enfield - Thompsonville is currently building a new fire station
Derby - Storms Ambulance recently purchased a building to store equipment in which has two bays
Coventry - North Coventry has a brand new, beautiful facility
Burlington - A grant was approved and funds are available to build a new Lake Garda sub station
Branford - Fire HQ is a brand new facility
Bloomfield - Blue Hills Station 3 is a brand new facility
Beacon Falls - The town purchased an old railroad building, which is two bays for the fire dept.
Ansonia - Plans are in the works for a new public safety complex
Branford: Engine 4 is currently under going a refurb which will include being repainted.
Brookfield: The Brookfield Fire Department will likely order a new engine before the end of the year
Enfield: The Enfield Fire District is currently spec'ing a 100' rear mount aerial truck and a pumper truck.
Kent: Kent should be taking delivery of the new Firematic BRAT next week
Washington: The department is currently refurbishing the light duty rescue by putting the box on a new cab and chassis. Also, a new engine is in the spec stage.
Stratford: Stratford is looking to secure funds to replace Ladder #1.
Bethlehem: A pumper tanker is currently being spec'd out with a purchase to be made during the next budget season.
Watertown: Watertown is not going with the Spartan/GK/LTI aerial and are currently looking at other options
New Haven: Engine 9 and Engine 11 Pierce Arrow XT pumpers should be delivered to New Haven before the end of the month.
Preston: Smeal won the bid for a new rescue pumper that should be delivered early next year.
Milford: I'm being told that Smeal Fire Apparatus won the bid for a new quint to replace Engine 5. Engine 5 will go into reserve status.
Colchester: A Marion/Spartan Walk Around Heavy Rescue is currently being built with a late summer delivery expected.
East Haven: Squad 5 left town today to undergo a refurbishment. The current box will be mounted on a 2014 Ford Cab & Chassis. The spare rescue, a 1997 Ford/E-One ambulance (it doesn't transport) will be mounted on Squad 5 current cab and chassis
Naugatuck: Naugatuck Fire has taken delivery of a Spartan Marion Rescue Pumper as well as the first Pierce which was refurbished by Bulldog Fire Apparatus. The 2nd Pierce should be sent out in April for a refurbishment at Bulldog.
East Hampton: The East Hampton Fire Department has purchased a demo tanker from Firematic. It is a Pierce on a Peterbuilt chassis.
Branford: I believe Branford may have ordered a new ambulance due in either late this month or in May. I am trying to verify and get additional info.
West Hartford: Engine 1 new KME is in service
Farmington: Farmington Fire will be taking delivery of a Swab/Ford walk around rescue truck in the next couple of months. After July 1, funding should be available to replace two pumper trucks. I believe one of the two trucks will be a rescue pumper.
New Haven: Engine 9 and Engine 11 Pierce Arrow XT pumpers should be delivered mid to late April.
Thomaston: Thomaston is currently in the spec'ing stages of building a new rescue pumper and getting close to awarding a contract. It will replace the E-One Heavy Rescue and Ford/??? they currently run.
Wilton: The Wilton Fire Department new Spartan Marion tanker is making progress and should be delivered in June or July.
Somers: The Somers Fire Department awarded the bid to Four Guys for a tanker. It will be on a Kenworth T800 chassis.
Woodbury: The Woodbury Fire Department is currently in the spec'ing stage for a brush / utility vehicle
Woodbury: With the help of donations, Woodbury Fire is sending an antique Seagrave pumper which was the towns first motorized apparatus for a full refurbishment. The project is expected to take approx 3 years to complete.
Litchfield: Litchfield Fire will be taking delivery of a Spartan ERV on a Gladiator chassis 2500 Gallon 1500 GPM pumper tanker in April.
Kent: Kent will be taking delivery of a Firematic BRAT in early April.
Windsor Locks: Windsor Locks will be sending the aerial scope to Seagrave at the end of April. The refurb should be complete late summer / early fall.
Windsor Locks: The Lions Club Ambulance Assn is currently in progress of obtaining funding for a new ambulance.
Norwich: The Norwich Dive Team purchased Mystic Fire former Emergency Unit as the dive truck.
Old Saybrook: Old Saybrook Fire awarded Pierce the bid to build a new custom pumper
Waterbury: Waterbury purchased the former Woodbury KME as a spare pumper. Another GK/Spartan pumper is in progress for Engine 8, with a summer delivery expected.
North Branford: On Saturday 3/22, the new heavy rescue was placed into service. The 1988 GMC/E-One has been retired from service.
Cromwell: Cromwell Fire has applied, and I believe been approved to operate two more ambulances.
Middletown: Westfield Fire District is almost set to go to bid for a new heavy rescue truck.
Middletown: The Middletown Fire Department has been approved funds to purchase a new pumper truck.
Derby: The city approved purchasing a Pierce Arrow XT pumper to replace Engine 12 at the Storms fire station.
East Haddam: EHFD placed into service a Spartan/ERV walk around on a Ford chassis rescue truck which replaced the old walk in style rescue.
East Haddam: The Seagrave pumper has been donated to the Eastern Fire School.
East Hampton: East Hampton Fire is very close to purchasing a demo tanker from Firematic. Funds have been approved, it just needs to be voted on and pass which will take place at the end of March. The truck is a 2,000 gallon tanker on a Peterbuilt chassis.
East Hartford: The fire department shop did a complete refurbishment of the squad truck
East Hartford: EHFD has retired the Sutphen spare aerial from service
Waterford: A new pumper for the Jordan company in town has been awarded to E-One and is currently in progress.
Fairfield: Fairfield Fire is spec'ing a new apparatus which I will elaborate more on down the road.
Milford: The town approved the purchase of a new quint for the fire department which is currently out to bid.
New Britain: The spec is out for (1) new aerial truck. It was supposed to be for two new aerials, however only one is being ordered. Bids open on Friday February 28, 2014 (my birthday).
Haddam: Haddam Fire took delivery of a 2013 US Tanker on a Kenworth chassis 2700/1000 which should go into service late March. They're also spec'ing a new pumper.
Madison: The North Madison Fire Department is currently outfitting an F-250 pick-up as the department utility service vehicle.
Chester: 2014 Chevy Silverado 3500 Reading utility body delivered being outfitted for service
Bridgeport: Rescue Co 5 has been assigned and is now running a black over red 2013 Pierce Arrow XT Walk Around Heavy Rescue. Also Engine 1 is running a 2013 Pierce Arrow XT pumper which went online a few weeks ago.
Hamden: Hamden has placed an order for new rescue trucks very much like New Haven Fire Emergency Unit #1. They will be Ford crew cab pick-ups with caps and slide out trays for medical equipment. I believe it will be a late spring or early summer before the new rescue's are on line.
Kent: Kent took delivery of the KME tower and engine this weekend and spent Sunday 2/2 training and flowing water. The ambulance is due within the next week or so. It is a Lifeline on a GMC chassis.
I wanted to begin 2014 with an updated accurate list of some of the new iron on order or delivered. I am sure I am missing something, but hopefully I get the majority of apparatus info going on in the state listed. There is a lot of new iron coming in to Connecticut, and it is not just pumpers but heavy rescue trucks, tankers, aerials... very impressive. If anybody notices that I am missing some apparatus info, please shoot me an email at email@example.com
North Branford: Rescue 1 will be assigned a 2013 PL Custom on a Spartan chassis walk around heavy rescue. It is due in town the week of January 20. The current Rescue 1, a Chevy Suburban first responder truck, will either become Rescue 11 or Emergency 1. The current Rescue 11, a 1988 GMC/E-One Walk In will be sold or disposed of.
Kent: There is a lot happening in Kent this year. First, a new ambulance is on order and I believe the plan is for them to run two ambulances. Also, a Firematic BRAT brush truck is also on order to replace the brush trucks. The town approved funds to purchase used from a department in Maryland a 2004 KME 102' Tower Ladder and included in the sale is a 1991 KME pumper truck. The department and KME mechanics already made the trip down south to look at the apparatus and funding has made it through all the major hurdles. I believe the pumper will replace Engine 5. The tower will be sent out for a new paint job and a minor refurbish prior to coming to Kent. All apparatus should be in Kent late springtime. Looking forward to photographing the new pieces.
Chaplin: 2004 Pierce Dash Rescue Pumper 500GWT 2000GPM
Bethany: A new Ford SUV has been delivered and is being prepared for service to replace 1-Lima-1 which is an EMS fly car. Lima is the South Central CMED designation for Bethany.
Woodbridge: Tanker-8 has been assigned a recently delivered US Tanker on a Freightliner chassis 3000GWT/1000GPM. I am also working on confirming funds have been approved for an additional apparatus, but need to confirm before I will post any details.
Mystic: The Mystic Fire Department has placed into service a 2013 Marion on a Spartan chassis walk around rescue truck
Beacon Falls: Funding has been approved to purchase an aerial truck. They're looking to purchase a 75' quint to replace Engine 1.
Colchester: Colchester Fire is currently in the works to purchase a new rescue truck. Further information to follow...
Branford: I am being told that both Engine 2 and Rescue 1 are slated for refurbishments this year. I have not been able to confirm nor do I know the extent of the refurbishments.
Ansonia: Ansonia Rescue Medical Services has placed into service (2) ambulances - (1) is brand new the other was a used one. Also purchased was a gator, 20 passenger bus and a new ems fly car is on order. I will get the specs and post them soon.
Andover: 2013 Lifeline on a Chevy chassis ambulance is in service
Andover: Engine Tanker 215 - 1991 E-One Cyclone/2013 GK Refurbish 1000GWT/1500GPM
Litchfield: The Litchfield Volunteer Fire Department has on order a SVI tanker on a Spartan Gladiator chassis 2500/GWT 1500/GPM
Litchfield: The Bantam Volunteer Fire Department has on order a new ambulance.
East Haddam: 20?? SVI walk around rescue truck on a Ford crew cab chassis
Haddam: 2013 US Tanker on a Kenworth chassis 2700/GWT 1000/GPM tanker
East Granby: 2013 Four Guys on a Kenworth chassis 3200 gallon elliptical tanker
Windsor Locks: Funds have been approved and the building process has begun for the current aerial scope to be mounted on a new Seagrave cab and chassis. The current aerial scope will be removed from service in the spring to limit the department down time without an aerial device. I believe the truck should be complete for the summer time.
Brookfield: The Brookfield Fire Department has on order a new ambulance which will give them a total of three to operate, an ems fly car and a FMO vehicle
East Hampton: East Hampton Fire took delivery of a 2013 Pierce Arrow XT that replaced both an older pumper and tanker that were sold at auction
East Hartford: Engine 5 will be assigned a 2013 Seagrave pumper which will likely be the first engine delivered in Connecticut for 2014.
Bridgeport: Engine 1 has been assigned a 2013 Pierce Arrow XT 500GWT/1500GPM
Bridgeport: Rescue 5 has been assigned a 2013 Pierce Arrow XT Walk Around Heavy Rescue
Stonington: Wequetequock Fire has taken delivery of a KME pumper truck. This addition will make the department an all KME fleet.
Stonington: Pawcatuck has placed an order with E-One for a Typhoon pumper 500GWT/1500GPM. This will become T-41 and replace the Seagrave pumper. This will make Pawcatuck an all E-One fleet.
Farmington: The Farmington Center Fire Department will be taking delivery of a Swab emergency vehicle on a Ford F-350 chassis. It will be identical to the other Swab rescue trucks in town and is an EMS first responder vehicle. I believe they are currently working on spec's for two pumper trucks for the 2013-2014 budget.
Bridgewater: Bridgewater Fire replaced the green Chevy/Pierce brush truck with a Ford F-550/FD Built brush truck. The former brush truck has been disposed of.
Danbury: Danbury Fire has placed an order with Pierce for an Arrow XT Mid Mount Tower which will be very similar to Bridgeport Truck 5.
Danbury: Car-56, the department mechanic service truck has been assigned a 2013 Ford F-250 utility body
Danbury: Special Response Vehicle has been delivered but is not in service yet. It is a Ford F-250 similar to New Haven Emergency Unit #1.
Danbury: Danbury Fire Car 30 has be assigned a 2013 Ford Expedition
Danbury: Squad 6 is a SVI on a Spartan Metro Star Walk Around Lighting and Air truck
Killingly: The Attawaugan Fire District took delivery of a 2013 Smeal on a Spartan chassis 2850GWT 1750GPM pumper tanker
Coventry: The North Coventry Fire Department has taken delivery of a 2013 Rescue 1 Walk Around Heavy Rescue on a Spartan Metro Star chassis heavy rescue 300GWT/250GPM.
Cromwell: 2013 Pierce Impel 75' RMA 500GWT 1500GPM
Columbia: 1991 E-One Custom pumper / 2013 GK refurbishment 750GWT 1250/GPM
Clinton: 2013 SVI on a Spartan chassis walk around heavy rescue
Canton: Engine 1 and Engine 4 have been assigned 2013 4-Guys pumpers on Spartan chassis. Engine-4 American LaFrance will become Engine 6 and be stationed out of North Canton.
Lebanon: Rescue 106 has been assigned a Rescue 1 walk around heavy rescue on a Spartan Metro Star chassis
Derby: Derby Fire has purchased a Ford to replace the brush truck. Specs and photos to be posted in the near future.
Derby: Derby Storms Ambulance Corp has sent FD-10, the second ambulance in town out for a complete refurbishment. The box will be remounted on a new International cab and chassis. I believe the current International cab and chassis will have a utility body put on it and be used as a dive truck
Hamden: The Dunbar Hill Volunteer Fire Company recently took Engine 8, a 1984 Mack CF pumper out of service. It was replaced with a 1992 Pierce Dash pumper out of New York.
Groton: The Center Groton Fire Department will be taking delivery of a Marion walk around rescue on a Dodge chassis in the springtime.
Guilford: Guilford placed an order with 4-Guys for (2) 3,500 Gallon tankers on Spartan (2) person cab and chassis. Delivery should be early summer.
Guilford: Grants funds have been awarded to Guilford for a new fire boat.
Wallingford: Sutphen is currently building a new pumper which will be assigned to Engine 1. It is due to be in for late Spring.
Washington: Currently on the drawing board (being spec'd out) include a pumper truck and rescue truck
Waterbury: Waterbury was looking for at least one possibly more pumpers to beef up the reserve apparatus. I'm not sure if anything has been found.
Norwich: Norwich Fire placed into service a Ferrara pumper as Engine 3.
Lyme: The Lyme Fire Department has on order a brush truck which is slated for delivery in the springtime.
Mansfield: I believe the new engine tanker will be a Smeal / Spartan due in later this year.
Mansfield: Mansfield Fire has taken delivery of a Lifeline ambulance.
Middlebury: Squad-1 has been assigned a 2011 Pierce on a Freightliner chassis rescue pumper. It was purchased used from a department in New York.
West Hartford: (1) KME Rescue Pumper is in with the second due in early 2014.
Wethersfield: Wethersfield Fire has signed a contract with Sutphen for a 75' aerial truck.
Wilton: Wilton Fire has on order a Marion tanker which will be on a Spartan Gladiator chassis 2500GWT 1500GPM
Woodbury: GK on a Spartan chassis delivered in late 2013.
Washington: Spec's are currrently being drawn up for a new Engine 5.
Washington: Washington will be updating Rescue 1. The current body will be mounted on a new Ford F-550 extended cab chassis.
Watertown: Watertown has put out to bid a new aerial truck. The bid was awarded to GK for a Spartan/GK/LTI, however with the current closing of American LaFrance, they're looking into what that means for the future of this vehicle.
Ledyard: The Ledyard Center Fire Department placed into service a Ferrara pumper.
Hebron: Hebron has on order a 4-Guys pumper on a Spartan chassis.
Deep River: 2007 American LaFrance 100' MMA 300GWT 2000GPM
Hartford: Hartford is currently working on a few apparatus projects including at least (1) aerial truck, a new tactical unit and some pumpers. The Tactical Unit is still being spec'd out but I believe a new aerial truck has been ordered. As soon as I confirm this, I will post additional info.
South Windsor: Sutphen has been awarded the bid for a new pumper which should be delivered next summer.
New Haven: New Haven Fire has on order (3) Pierce Arrow XT pumpers. They will replace Engine 5, Engine 9 and Engine 11. Delivery will likely be early summer. Also, a refurbished Emergency Unit #2 and hydrant truck are all in the works.
Pomfret: Pomfret fire took delivery of a Smeal on a Spartan chassis a rescue pumper.
Preston: Preston Fire is currently putting out bids for a new pumper truck.
Sherman: Currently being spec'd out is a new ambulance and pumper truck
Simsbury: Simsbury has placed an order with 4-Guys for two pumpers on Spartan chassis due in for late Spring.
Somers: Somers is currently spec'ing out a new tanker which should be approved for the next budget.
Stafford: West Stafford took delivery of a Dodge with a utility body for a rescue truck
Sharon: Sharon Fire recently refurbished the brush truck
Shelton: Shelton Fire has four new pieces due in this spring. This is the line-up...
Echo Hose: Pierce Heavy Rescue Pumper
Huntington: Pierce Heavy Rescue
Pine Rock Park: KME Quint
White Hills: KME Quint
New Milford: New Milford Ambulance has another ambulance currently on order, unsure as to the manufacturer or delivery time frame.
Harwinton: The Harwinton Fire Department has placed into service a new Brush truck.
Milford: Milford is still working on a new apparatus. The new piece will be assigned a quint, however as far as I know, nothing has been awarded.
Middlefield: GK on a HME chassis pumper due in late spring 2014
Durham: 2013 Rosenbauer on a Spartan chassis walk around heavy rescue
Naugatuck: The Naugatuck Fire Department will be taking delivery of a Marion on a Spartan chassis pumper. Also, both Pierce engine's are being refurbished and will become department spare pumpers.
New Britain: NBFD is currently going out to bid for (2) 95' mid-mounted aerial trucks
New Canaan: New Canaan will be taking delivery of a Marion on a Spartan chassis rescue pumper in the springtime.
East Haven: The new cab and chassis for Squad 5 has arrived. It is currently get work done to prepare it for service (radios, siren, warning lights, etc...) and then Squad-5's body will be mounted on the new cab and chassis. The former Rescue 1 and Rescue 2 1997 Ford E-One Ambulance style box will be mounted on the current Squad 5 chassis.
Ellington: Ellington Ambulance has taken delivery of a 2013 Lifeline ambulance on a Chevy chassis.
East Lyme: East Lyme has taken delivery of a 2013 Lifeline ambulance on a Chevy chassis.
Stamford: Stamford Fire took delivery of a KME pumper the Fall of 2013. They have (2) KME pumpers on order due in by April. I believe in the capital improvements plan a new heavy rescue, aerial truck and a few pumpers are going to be included
Stratford: Engine 2 has been assigned a Sutphen Quint
Tolland: Tolland Fire has taken delivery of Kensington's former ladder. I believe it went to Firematic for some refurbishment work and will now serve Tolland.
Trumbull: Trumbull Ambulance has added at least (1) possibly (2) Sprinters to its fleet of ambulances.
Trumbull: Nichols Fire should be finalizing the bid for a new heavy rescue truck
Enfield: The Hazardville Fire Department in Enfield recently took delivery of a Seagrave pumper. The 1994 Spartan / Saulsbury is currently up for sale.
New Fairfield: The New Fairfield Fire Department has recently placed an order for a new ambulance.
West Haven: The West Shore Fire Department has placed into service an ambulance that once served Willimantic as Car 40. It will be cross staffed when a commercial ambulance is not available.
North Haven: The fire headquarters project as well as the new Montowese Station #2 fire house projects seem to be moving along. I believe the rough time frame to have everything completed is Spring 2014. After that, the Ridge Road and Northwest Fire Stations will be remodeled.
Enfield: The Thompsonville Fire Department has broken ground on a new fire station. It will replace the current firehouse located at 11 Pearl Street.
Lebanon: The Lebanon Fire Department is currently looking to possibly build a small fire sub-station in a section of town that is a reach from headquarters. I think a simple two bay metal clad building is what they will be building. It is in the very early stages.
Harwinton: Harwinton ambulance is currently working on building a new station next door to Harwinton Fire.
North Stonington: Funds have been approved for a new fire and ems facility near the current fire headquarters.
Greenwich: The town approved funds for another fire station in a northern section of town. Also fire headquarters is coming along. Unsure of a timeframe for completion.