Western Avenue Fire Station is located on James Baka Drive. The Station was constructed in 2002. Engine 44 and Ambulance 42 are staffed around the clock 24 hours a day 365 days a year and respond to emergencies around the Maine Mall area. All the firefighters at this station are required to be trained in Emergency Medical Services and many are Paramedics. These firefighters are required to be trained to the technician level for hazardous materials response, as well as all types of specialized rescue.
Engine 44 is a 2017 Pierce Arrow XT. It has a 2000 gpm pump, 500 gallons of water and 250 gallons AR-AFFF Foam. Engine 44 carries a full compliment of Advanced Emergency Medical Equipment and Hazardous Material Response Equipment in addition to the normal Firefighting Equipment.
Ambulance 42 is a 2011 E 350 / 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 401 is a 2006 Hallmark Trailer that is used as the department's hazardous materials decontamination trailer. It responds with Hazmat 2 for any hazardous material response that would require decontamination of patients that have been exposed to a hazardous substance.
2005 E-One Typhoon with a 1500 GPM Pump and 1000 gallons of water. Also has 30 gallons of Class A foam and a Williams Foam system. Orignially assigned to Engine 48 it was later assigned to Engine 43 Call Company and then temporarily Engine 44 until the new arrived Engine 44 arrived. Now as Engine 41 it is the department's spare Engine.
Ambulance 44 is a 2007 E 450 / Road Rescue Type III Advanced Life Support Ambulance. Currently this a reserve unit that is used in case one of our primary units is down for repair.