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Best-Luther Fire Department
"The Best In The Bush"
Best-Luther Fire District
Established in 1946
In Loving Memory of our Brother Larry Glander
Years of Service 1947-2021
BLFD Main Station: 518-283-5641
EGPD Non-Emergency: 518-479-2525
EGPD Emergency: 518-479-1212
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 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 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"
The BLFD Chief Officers operate three Chief Vehicles. They are a 2009 Ford Expedition (Car 1), a 2011 Dodge Durango (Car 2), and a 2011 Ford Expedition (Car 3).
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