Engine 27 – 1986 Pierce that until 2008 served the Department as its first out engine. It has a 1000 GPM Waterous Pump and a 1000 gallon tank. It now serves as the second out truck and functions as a mutual aid unit as well.
Engine 27/2 – 2000 Pierce on an Freightliner chassis with 4 wheel drive capability. It has a 1500 GPM pump and 750 gallon tank capacity. It is used not only as a brush fire unit thanks to its duel booster reels, but with its 4 wheel drive features it serves the Department in areas of rough terrain.
Engine 27/3 – 2008 Pierce Contender that replaced our 1969 Ward LaFrance engine. It comes equipped with a 1500 GPM pump and 1000 gallon tank. 27/3 has a Will-Burt light tower and carries a compliment of Hurst rescue tools including spreader, cutter, and rams. It carries EMT-B level equipment, a Zoll AED, and part of the department’s heavy rescue equipment.
Tanker 27 – 1993 Pierce on a Freightliner chassis. It has a 1000 GPM pump and 1000 gallon tank. Many areas in Polk County are not covered by hydrants so Tanker 27 responds not only in the outlying areas of Tryon’s district, but mutual aid areas as well.
Brush 27 – 2004 Ford F350 multi-purpose vehicle. Brush 27 is utilized for wildland fire suppression as well as medical response and routine daily operations. It carries a 300 gallon tank, 200 feet of one inch booster line, 200 feet of forestry line, 10 gallons of foam and is equipped with tools for wildland fires (chainsaws, leaf rakes, etc).
Service 27 – 2004 Chevrolet C3500 with rescue body. It carries the majority of all equipment assigned to the department’s rescue responsibilities, in addition to housing the 6000 PSI cascade system. It houses all of the department’s medical drugs, EMT-B level equipment, Zoll AED, suction unit, and the majority of the department’s heavy rescue equipment.