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Bangor Fire First Alarm Responses & Still Alarms
Grass/ Brush Fire - 1 Engine, 1 Rescue
Vehicle Fire - 1 Engine, 1 Rescue
Fire Alarms - 2 Engines, 1 Ladder, 2 Rescues, Fire Comm 1
Fire in Building - 2 Engines, 1 Ladder, 2 Rescues, Fire Comm 1
Vehicle Accident - 1 Engine, 1 Rescue - *Heavy Rescue Spec Call
EMS - 1 Rescue (Engine if Warranted by EMD)
Dumpster Fire - 1 Engine
Carbon Monoxide - 1 Engine
Chimney Fire - 2 Engines, 1 Ladder, 2 Rescues, Fire Comm 1
Water Related - 1 Engine, 1 Rescue, 1 boat, Heavy Rescue
Technical Rescue - 1 Engine, 1 Rescue, Heavy Rescue
Haz - Mat  - 2 Engines, 2 Rescues, 1 Ladder, Fire Comm 1, Orono FD Haz Mat Team (as needed)
Aircraft Emergency at BIA - minimum of 1 engine, 1 rescue, 1 tanker.
(more as size of aircraft requires) (may add 2 additional engines, 1- ladder, 2 additional rescues, Fire Comm 1,  Heavy Rescue, Second Ladder Command Truck in case of crash)
* This is determined by ANG Crash Rescue *
Mutual Aid - as requested
**Tank 6 Responses - All fires outside of city hydrants and mutual aid.
Alarms Above the
First Alarm
All Hands - One additonal Engine, One additional Rescue to scene
(** ANG tanker & Glenburn tanker to scene) Brewer Engine and OronoEngine to cover Central, Hire Back Chief Officer
Second Alarm - Brewer Engine & Orono Engine to scene,
(** Hermon & Hampden tankers to scene) Hermon Engine to cover Central, Veazie Engine to cover Station 5, Bangor Recall for 1 officer and 3 ffers to man Engine 2.
Third Alarm - Hermon Engine & Veazie Engine to Scene, Engine 2 cover central, Hampden Engine to cover Central.
Fourth Alarm - Engine 2 and Hampden Engine to scene, Old Town Engine to Cover Central, Glenburn Engine to cover Station 6
** = Tanker responses outside the hydrant district.
Addition Ladders and other equipment are by special call.
*All initial alarms may have other equipment added as needed for special circumstances *

Never Forget

Bangor ordering new fire-rescue boat from Seattle
Updated On: Oct 13, 2011

BANGOR, Maine — A little over a month after initially winning an 8-1 approval from the Bangor City Council to purchase a new fire boat, the Bangor Fire Department is finally putting in the order, and not a moment too soon.“We are still kind of playing beat-the-clock,” said Assistant Fire Chief Scott Bostock.

“We are using Homeland Security grant funds from 2008, 2009 and 2010, but some of that funding was due to expire this month.”The 26-foot, aluminum-hulled boat will cost $184,434 and is expected to be delivered by boat-maker Northwind Marine of Seattle, Wash., in late March or early April.

The purchase was delayed after Councilor Geoffrey Gratwick petitioned Council Chairwoman Susan Hawes to reconsider the vote in order to check if a boat could be ordered from a Maine company.

When none could be found that could build a comparable firefighting and rescue ship, the council voted to reapprove the purchase early last week.

The boat, which features one deck-mounted water cannon, can be operated by one person, but ideally would have three emergency personnel for rescue and firefighting missions.

“It’s ideal for fighting fires in homes on the water that aren’t close to hydrants because this boat can pump water to land-based firefighters,” Bostock said. “But the main reason we are buying it is because it’s a rescue boat, not just for its firefighting capabilities.”

The boat’s 8-foot beam makes it more stable and it also features a rescue door mounted just above the waterline to more easily rescue people from the water. It will also feature a Forward Looking Infrared Imaging system that will pinpoint people in the water day or night.

“We’ve also had conversations about being able to use it as a support ship for cleaning up spills,” said Bostock.

The boat will have an enclosed cabin for security and likely will be moored at the city’s Dock 4, which is near the Sea Dog Brewing Co. and between the Joshua Chamberlain Bridge and the large dock for cruise ships and large yachts.

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