Station 61 Equipment
Tower 61 is a 2006 Aerial Platform that has a 2000 Gallon Per Minute (GPM) and carries 500 Gallons of water. The unit is fully compliant with National Fire Protection Association Standards (NFPA 1901), and by that standard is considered a Quint (meaning it has a pump, water, ground ladders, hose, and an aerial ladder). In addition to the normally required equipment, it also carries a full set of vehicle extrication tools and a 1000 feet of 5 inch supply line. It was manufactured by Sutphen Corporation in Amlin, Ohio, and purchased through the local dealer, South Florida Emergency Vehicles.
Engine 61 is a 2016 Pumper and is fully compliant with National Fire Protection Standards (NFPA 1901). It was manufactured by Sutphen Corporation of Amlin, Ohio, and was purchased through the local dealer, South Florida Emergency Vehicles. The unit is powered by a Cummins Diesel Engine and has a 1500 Gallon Per Minute (GPM) pump with a water tank holding 1000 gallons of water. In addition to normal required equipment, Engine 61 carries 1000' of 5" supply Line and 1000 feet of 3 inch supply line, and is equipped with a new set of Holmatro extrication tools that include a spreader and cutter.
Brush 61 is a 2019 Ford, F550 chassis with a custom aluminum body and a skid installed, holding a 400-gallon water tank and a 250 Gallon Per Minute (GPM) Pump. The unit was purchased from South Florida Emergency Vehicles in Ft Myers. Its primary use is for response to wildland fires and is equipped with Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA) and a full complement of wildland firefighting equipment including wildland protective shelters. This unit can also be used for emergency medical calls or special details as needed.
Fire Chief's Vehicle
The Fire Chief's vehicle is a 2020 Chevrolet Traverse that is assigned to and used by the Fire Chief on a daily basis while conducting the administrative duties of the position. It is also equipped for emergency response.
District Chief's Vehicle
The District Chief's Vehicle is a 2015 Ford, F250, 4WD. It features a slide-out tray in the rear that carries necessary EMS equipment and Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA). The slide-out tray also contains an Incident Management Board that is used by the Incident Commander on incidents, to track progress and monitor personnel assignments. To further enhance Incident Command capabilities, the unit features a remote radio head at the command board to allow mobile communications by the Incident Commander while on scene.
Brooksville Fire Department Staff Vehicle
This vehicle is utilized as the backup District Chief vehicle. It is also utilized for personnel to attend scheduled training courses and for everyday errands that need to take place within the operations division.