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Echo Hose Updates its Fleet

Written by Captain Plavcan. Posted in General

The Echo Hose took delivery of a brand new 2014 Pierce Velocity PUC Rescue truck this week. The new truck has several new features including a remote controlled deluge gun, light tower, wireless headsets, auto awning, quick-connect Hurst tools, and a 30 kilowatt generator. The new “Squad 1″ will replace Engine 4, a 1986 Pierce pumper, and Squad 5, a 1985 Ford Rescue. Members have begun training on the new truck and plan to have it in service by November.

20141018_144025_resized2014 Pierce Velocity Cab and Chassis, 24,000 pound TAK-4 Front Suspension, Alcoa Wheels, Hendrickson Air Ride Rear Suspension, Cummins 500HP ISX Engine, 26″ Front Bumper with 12,000 pound winch, Setcom 900 Series Wireless Intercom, 430amp Niehoff Alternator, PUC 1500 GPM Pump, 500 Gallon Poly Tank, Husky 3 Foam System, Whelen Pioneer Scene and Warning lights, 22-foot Custom Tandem Axle Rescue Body, Girard Auto Awning, 30 kilowatt Harrison MPC Generator, Wilburt NS 4.5 9000 Light Tower, Full compliment of Hurst extrication equipment, Full compliment of Paratech Rescue struts and air bags

Members Honored at Salute to CT’s Bravest Dinner

Written by Captain Plavcan. Posted in General

Members of the Echo Hose were honored as “Firefighters of the Year” at the 15th Annual Salute to Connecticut’s Bravest Awards Dinner last week. These members were chosen due to their extraordinary efforts at two structure fires on Howe Avenue in January of this year. The dinner was held at the Aqua Turf in Southington and was sponsored by Exchange Clubs from throughout Connecticut.

FFOY DinnerMembers Honored: Captain Mike Plavcan, LT. Matt Eckert, Firefighter Mike Pellegrino, Firefighter Mike Neuendorf, Firefighter Aaron Lugo, Firefighter Jim Cavallaro, Firefighter Mike Meresko, Firefighter Joe Clark, Firefighter William Tortora, Firefighter Chris Jones

Echo Hose receives Partnership Award

Written by Captain Plavcan. Posted in General

TEAM BreakfastThe Echo Hose Hook and Ladder Co.1 was awarded the 2014 Partnership Award by TEAM Inc. this morning for the relief efforts of displaced residents following the Howe Avenue fire on January 5th-6th.

“The Partnership Award is given to the Echo Hose Fire Department. The award is given to honor their extraordinary act of volunteerism in assisting the Shelton residents of Howe Avenue who, after the devastating fire, lost their homes and belongings. The Fire Department led the community with compassion and tireless efforts. They dedicated their time and energy to support the residents.


Bridgeport Ave MVA

Written by Captain Plavcan. Posted in MVA

Shortly before 10:00pm on Saturday night, Company 1 was dispatched to the area of Bridgeport Avenue and Sullivan Avenue for the reported MVA. Car 3 arrived on scene and reported a 2-car MVA with one vehicle off the road into a ravine. Engine 2 arrived shortly after. Crews secured all hazards and provided scene lighting for the police department.   20140920_215914_resized
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