Purchased in 2014, Squad 1 has proven to be a valuable asset to the Shelton Fire Department. With a full compliment of extrication tools, rescue tools and firefighting equipment, Squad 1 is a versatile piece of apparatus. Squad 1 sits on a Velocity cab & chassis and is powered by a 500hp Cummins diesel engine.
Delivered in 2014, Squad 1 replaced 3 pieced of apparatus. This downsize in the fleet allowed the Apparatus Committee to build a larger piece of apparatus to house a multitude of different equipment. Squad 1 features a extended 26” front bumper which includes a Hurst Combi tool & hydraulic reel, 100ft car fire line and recessed 12,000lb winch. Some other notable features are a 10” raised roof cab, PUC 1500 gallon per minute pump, 500 gallon water tank, Husky 3 foam system, Whelen Pioneer scene lighting, Whelen emergency lighting, 22ft custom tandem axle rescue body, awning, 30kw Harrison generator and Wilburt Night Scan light tower.
Squad 1 carries the following equipment: 2 Hurst spreaders, 2 Hurst cutters, 1 Hurst combi tool, 3 Hurst rams, Paratech strut systems both stabilization and lifting, Paratech airbags both low and high pressure, misc. wood cribbing blocks, cutoff saws, chainsaws, SCBA & spare bottles, misc. extinguishes, corded & battery powered Milwaukee tools, hand tools, lockout kits, elevator kits, various CO and other gas meters, water rescue equipment, rope rescue equipment, vent fans and much more.