Equipment

2014-05-25 20.26.14
Independence Fire Station is located in the heart of Independence
Ladder 1
Ladder 1 is a 105 foot Ladder Truck. It carries 500 gallons of water. It can carry up to 6 firefighters in it. It also has ropes for high angle rescue, Jaws of Life, and several hand tools.
Engine 1
Engine 1 Responds to fire calls within the city limits. It carries 1000 gallons of water and has room to carry 6 firefighters. 
Rescue 1
Rescue 1 responds to every call. It can carry 6 firefighters. I carries the Jaws of Life, Air Bags, Rescue Struts, Forcible Entry tools, Medical Equipment, and much more. 
Engine 3
Engine 3 responds to fires out in the rural area. It carries 750 gallons of water. It also has Air Packs, Jaws of Life, and Air Bags.
Grasshopper
Grasshopper responds to grass or field fires. It carries 250 gallons of water and several hand tools. 
Tanker 1
Tanker 1 responds to fires in the rural areas. It carries 2000 gallons of water. It is used to shutter water from a hydrant in town to the fire scene where it is dumped into a big folding tank. 
Chief
Chief's Truck is used for a mobile command truck. It can also be used to carry extra personnel to emergency scenes.