Cash Corner Fire Station
Cash Corner Fire Station is located on Main Street in South Portland. Cash Corner was built in 1970. Ladder 45 and Rescue 45 are staffed around the clock 24 hours a day 365 days a year and provides emergency response around the Main St, Rumery Industrial Park and Thornton Heights area. All the firefighters at this station are required to be trained in Emergency Medical Services and many are Paramedics. These firefighters are also required to be trained to the technician level for hazardous materials response. Thornton Heights Call Company also runs Squad 44 out of Cash Corner, more infomation on Call Companies may be found on the Call Company Page in this section.
Ladder 45 is a 2003 Emergency One 75 foot Quint which provides the City with the dual functions of Ladder Company and Engine Company in one unit. It has a 2000 gpm pump and 500 gallons of water. It also has 30 gallons of AR-AFFF Class B foam and a Williams around the pump foam system in case of a significant petriolum fire at one of the storage facilities.
Rescue 45 is a 2016 Ford/Spencer Light Duty Rescue. It is primary used to respond to medical calls and also responds to all structure fires. This vehicle is also equipped for any confined space rescue and is a rapid response vehicle for any Hazmat/WMD event.
Ladder 41 1996 Pierce 100' Aerial Platform. Truck 1 is a reserve ladder and is not staffed fulltime, but is used in the event of a large commercial fire or second alarm incident. It is placed in serice if one of the primary ladders is out of service for repairs.
Squad 44 is a 2003 Ferrara / Hackney Heavy Rescue with a 1000 gpm pump and 500 gallons of water. It is considered an engine company which also carries a full complement of specialized rescue equipment. This unit has all the same responsibilities as any company in the city, but it also provides the equipment for vehicle extrication, high and low angle rescue, confined space rescue, and aircraft firefighting and rescue.
The department owns a 990 gallon foam transport trailer in case a significant petroluim fire was to occur at one of the bulk storage facilities. Additionaly, this trailer has a 2000 gpm nozzle on it that will allow foam / water solution to be pumped onto the top of a storage tank that is on fire.