Unit : Rescue 3
Rescue 3 is a 1992 Pierce Lance, 8 person Heavy Duty Rescue Squad that was rehabbed in 2003 and placed back in service in February of 2004. It was purchased used from the Elsmere V.F.C. in Elsmere, Delaware. Rescue 3 is powered by an 8V92TA Detroit Diesel engine through an Allison HT-740, 4-speed automatic transmission. It has Eight 500 watt quartz scene lights built into the body, has a Wanco, PTO driven, 25k generator, and a 9,000 watt light tower. Other equipment carried on this unit include: a 6 bottle 6,000 psi. cascade system, a complete air bag system, Hurst Rescue Tools, with Cutters, Rams and both gas and electric tools. Also carried are six power saws, eight Scott Air Pak 50 SCBA with spare bottles, Heavy-duty jacks, air reels, a porta-power, cribbing, and fans. Rescue Co. 3 also carries some specialized pieces of equipment such as a Slice Pak 02 cutting torch which can be used in under-water rescues. The old 1988 Ford/Salisbury rescue was sold to the Burtonsville V.F.D. in Montgomery County Maryland.