Central Fire Station
Central Fire Station was constructed in 1950 and is located at 684 Broadway. It is home to the Fire Department’s Administration Offices. Engine 48 and Ambulance 41 are staffed around the clock 24 hours a day 365 days a year and provide emergency response for all types of emergencies in South Portland and the surrounding communities. All firefighters at this station are required to be trained in Emergency Medical Services, many licensed at the Paramedic Level, Firefighter 1 & 2 and as Hazmat Technicians.
Engine 48 is a 2013 Pierce Arrow with a 2000 gpm pump with 750 gallons of water and 30 gallons of AR-AFFF Class B foam. Engine 48 carries a full compliment of Advanced Emergency Medical Equipment and Hazardous Material Response Equipment in addition to the normal Firefighting Equipment.
Ambulance 41 is a 2014 E 450 / Braun Type III Advanced Life Support Ambulance. In addition to Medical gear the unit carries SCBA, Forcible Entry Tools and a TIC as the Rescue Crew perform Search and Rescue missions at Structure Fires
Hazmat 402 is a 2004 Hallmark Trailer that is the department's mobile response unit that carries the hazmat response equipment for the Regional Response Team. Additonally, it has a command center that is priamarily for hazmat events, but can be used at any large, long term event that would benefit from an on scene command/operations cneter. The command center is equipped with heat/ac, wireless internet, printer/fax, 3 computers and work stations and a flat screen tv for satelite mapping of the emergency scene.
Prime Mover 402
Prime Mover 2 is a 2007 GMC dual cab, dual rear axle utility truck. This vehicle was purchased with grant funding. It's main purpose is to haul the department’s large trailers such as Hazmat 2 or Foam Trailer. It has a 10000 KW generator mounted In the bed of the truck for use with Hazmat 2 or any other electrical needs.
Gator 1 is a John Deere gator that was purchased by the department with grant funding primarily to assist at hazardous materials emergencies. The gator has two inserts that can be placed in the rear dump body. Not pictured is the module that has two rear facing seats that allows the vehicle to transport hazmat technicians dressed in their full protective gear from the staging area to the spill area, which depending on product can be up to a mile away. Pictured is the patient transport module. This module is used to transport patients from remote areas to ambulances. This set up has also been very beneficial at road races such as the Color Run.
Ambulance 43 is a 2011 E 350 / Braun Type III Advanced Life Support Ambulance. Currently this a reserve unit that is used for large emergencies, to cover events such as road races or in case one of our primary units is down for repair.
The department owns a 2000 gpm nozzle trailer called the terminator. This would be used at a significant petroluim fire at one of the bulk storage facilities. It can throw a foam / water solution onto the top of a storage tank that is on fire from a safe distance.