The Westminster Fire Department has a wide variety of apparatus to utilize in emergency situations. The photo gallery features most of the front line apparatus, below is a full listing of what is at each fire station and facility:
Station 1: Engine, ambulance, dive van, Zodiac boat, parade engine (Seagraves)
Station 2: 2 engines (one reserve), ladder, battalion chief command vehicle, 2 ambulances (one reserve), wildland truck, Special Response Team flatbed, MERV & trailer (ATV)
Station 3: 2 ladders (one reserve), ambulance
Station 4: Engine, ambulance, attack unit
Station 5: Engine, hazmat vehicle
Station 6: 2 engines (one reserve), ambulance
Old station #2: Special Response Team 1, ranger boat
Shops: Fire safety house (public education)
Some fast facts:
- All Westminster Fire Department engines have a 500 gallon water tank and pump between 1250-1500 gallons per minute.
- All ambulances are Advanced Life Support units.
- All engines carry extrication equipment (jaws of life-type tools to rescue people out of cars or machinery).
- The HazMat command vehicle is a shared vehicle through a cooperative effort of the Adams/Jeffco Hazardous Response Authority.
- The neon green trucks are being phased out; new trucks are white with a gold, red and black striping to match the fire department logo on the doors.
- When new apparatus is acquired, it replaces the oldest front line apparatus of the same type. The apparatus replaced on front-line shifts down to reserve use and the oldest reserve unit is removed from service.
- Reserve apparatus is used when the front line apparatus is in for maintenance/repair or if there is a high call volume or special event.
- Westminster fire trucks serve for about 15 years, rotating from front line to reserve to out of service.
- Ambulances are replaced every 6-7 years.
- The Westminster Fire Department usually trades in apparatus for credit towards new apparatus. Used fire apparatus that is still operational is sold at auction; small towns and rural areas are frequent buyers.