Squad 12 is a 2015 Ford F350 one-ton dually, four-wheel drive, crew
cab with a Knapheide utility body, Category 4 receiver hitch and
A multi-purpose unit, Squad 12 is equipped with a slide-in CET Pumps
firefighting unit in the rear. The unit includes a 300 gallon water
tank, a foam cell, a 1” booster line set to be pulled from the
driver’s side, a 1-3/4” crosslay set to be pulled from the passenger
side, and a 1-3/4” attack line set to be pulled off the rear.
The foam system incorporates Scotty around-the-pump foam induction
allowing foam to be pumped through any of the discharges. The
department uses F-500 Encapsulator foam.
The pump is driven by a separate gasoline engine at the rear, giving
the truck pump-and-roll capability at brush and woods fires.
A discharge manifold at the pump provides for flowing not only
through the pre-connected lines, but allows the selection of four
other discharges including a 2-1/2” discharge.
Most of Pine Mountain Fire Department’s call volume is EMS-related
and the unit is carries BLS equipment such as trauma kit, oxygen,
AED, head blocks and more. It also carries a backboard and Stokes
The unit has been equipped for light-duty rescue with a chain saw,
8,500-pound winch that can be mounted front or rear, rescue
harnesses and additional equipment.
The truck and utility body were purchased from Allan Vigil Ford in
Morrow, on state contract pricing. The CET Pumps firefighting
slip-in unit was purchased from Ten-8 in Forsyth. The Ranch Hand
bumper guard and winch were purchased on state contract price from
Superior Distributing in Albany. The emergency light and siren
package were purchased from West Chatham Warning Devices in Preston
and Dean’s Two Way in Cataula. The lettering and reflective striping
were designed and applied by D&S Signs in Columbus.
Squad 12 is typically first-out for most alarms, serving as the
Incident Command apparatus.
The Town of Pine Mountain funded purchase of the truck, while the
other component parts were funded with SPLOST (Special Purpose Local
Option Sales Tax) revenue.
The unit is owned by the Town of Pine Mountain.
For more information regarding this unit, email