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Best-Luther Apparatus'

Photo courtesy of Ed Kostek

3-1 is a 2008 International made by E-One. This truck has a 500 gallon water tank and a 30 gallon foam tank. 3-1 is equipped with 4 wheel drive to assist in off-road operations like brush fires, and assists in winter weather. 3-1 is equipped to handle any type of motor vehicle accidents due to the specialized extrication equipment housed inside of it. In addition, it is equipped with a thermal imaging camera that can assist with finding victims in fires.


3-6 is a 2000 Pierce Freightliner  equipped with a 1000 gallon water tank, a portable pond and chimney fire kits as well as all of the other essentials to respond to any emergency.


Tanker-3 (T-3)
Tanker 3 is a 2021 freight liner M2-112 crew cab chassis with a 3000 gallon water tank, 20 gallon foam tank, and 2000 GPM Hale pump. Tanker-3's primary mission is to supply water to our attack trucks and the shuttle water from the water sources to the scene. 
ATV-3 is a 2002 Polaris that is used to move around in rough terrain in brush fires, search and rescue missions, and remove injured victims out of areas that ambulances can not access. 
Rescue-3 (R-3)
Rescue-3 is a 1988 Chevy C70 framed heavy rescue. Rescue 3 is our primary apparatus for EMS operations, Traffic Accident operations, and Fire Police operations. Inside the vehicle is vehicle extrication equipment, multiple EMS bags, an AED, as well as flares and signs for traffic control. Rescue 3 replaced U-3. R-3 sports one of our mottos "The Best in the Bush"

Utility-3 (U-3)
Utility-3 is a 2015 Ford F250 crew cab which will be used for towing ATV-3, Fire Police, Pump Outs, Storm Damage calls, picking up hose, and transporting personnel. 

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Chief Vehicles
The BLFD Chief Officers operate three Chief Vehicles. They are a 2017 Ford Explorer (Car 1), a 2014 Ford Explorer (Car 2), and a 2011 Dodge Durango (Car 3). These vehicles give the Chiefs the ability to respond directly to the scene and allow them to gather more information so that they can better direct the responding apparatus' and crews. 

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