Engine 1, a 2000 Pierce Quantum 1,500 GPM Pumper with a 500-gallon tank, is one of two of the Davidson Fire Department's primary attack pumpers. It carries a wide variety of firefighting and rescue equipment, including hydraulic rescue tools for vehicle extraction. It is one of two primary engines to respond for most emergencies, which may include structure fires, vehicle accidents, hazardous materials incidents, and medical emergencies. The duty crew rotates running this unit as a "first out" apparatus for all incidents on an every-other-month rotation.
Engine 2, a 1992 Pierce Lance 1,200 GPM Pumper with a 500-gallon tank, is our secondary attack pumper. It is equipped with a wide variety of firefighting and rescue tools, including hydraulic rescue tools for vehicle extraction. It is the second engine to respond for most emergencies.
Engine 3 is a 2007 Pierce Quantum Pumper-Tanker. It has a pump size of 1,500 gallons per minute and a water tank size of 1,000 gallons. This unit can function as a primary pumper and a water tanker. This unit carries additional water that is used on fires on the interstate, highway, and other areas without hydrants within our jurisdiction. In addition to the additional water carrying capacity, this unit has a dedicated firefighting foam tank and proportioning system for use on flammable liquid fire emergencies.
Ladder 1, a 1998 Pierce Lance Aerial 105-foot straight-stick with a 1,500 GPM pump and 300-gallon tank, carries the bulk of our technical rescue equipment. It responds first out to all high-rise structure fires as well as water, high-angle, confined space, trench, and collapse rescue situations.
Marine 1 is a Zumro 19’ inflatable rescue boat with a hard bottom design and dive door flap. It has a Mercury 40 horsepower outboard marine engine.This unit serves the purpose of water-based rescue operations primarily on Lake Davidson and Lake Cornelius. It is lightweight and easily launched in shallow water applications.
The Lake Norman portion of our district is typically handled by the larger emergency boats from neighboring departments.
The QRV unit is a 2013 Polaris Ranger with a pump capacity of 100 gallons per minute and a water tank size of 50 gallons. It is designed to be taken off-road for emergencies in remote locations. It features a 4-wheel-drive design with a retrofitted firefighting skid unit.
In addition to firefighting capabilities in unpaved/woodland areas, this unit also has an area on the back for securing a victim in a stokes basket for removal from areas a conventional vehicle cannot reach. This unit has proven useful in areas in our district such as Fisher Farm Park.