Squad 12 has been in service for slightly over a month and during a
training program held Saturday, February 14, firefighters learned
more about the capabilities – and limitations -- of the pump.
Since Squad 12 is typically the first-out unit, part of the training
was to determine what the pump system could actually do in real-life
scenarios and how it would perform with an engine pumping to it, or
flowing from a fire hydrant.
Squad 12 incorporates a CET skid-unit tank, pump and engine
During a variety of exercises, it was determined the pump can flow
up to two 1-1/2” attack lines with both mounting Task Force Tips
automatic nozzles, though using a single attack line is a better and
Squad 12 was designed and purchased as a multi-use, quick-response
unit, primarily for medical, brush and passenger vehicle fires. It
will also be utilized as a quick-response unit for structure fires
with the goal of quick interior attacks and rescuing victims before
larger apparatus can arrive on a scene.