Baltimore City Fire Department

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Baltimore City Fire Department (BCFD)
Baltimore City Fire Department .jpg
"Pride Protecting People"
Operational Area
Country United States
State  Maryland
City Baltimore
Agency Overview
Established 1859 (Founded 1797)
Annual calls ~235,000
Employees 1,800
Staffing Career
Fire chief Niles Ford
IAFF 734
Facilities & Equipment
Divisions 1
Battalions 6
Stations 38 (Including 1 Fireboat Station)
Engines 31
Trucks 17
Squads 4
Rescues 1
Fireboats 4
Ambulances 37
HAZMAT 3
EMS Level ALS & BLS
Website
Special Service Unit www.baltimorecity.gov/Government/AgenciesDepartments/Fire
Fire Police www.baltimorefirefighters.net

The Baltimore City Fire Department (BCFD) provides fire protection and emergency medical services to the city of Baltimore, Maryland, United States. Founded in 1797 and established in 1859, the Baltimore City Fire Department currently covers an area of 81 square miles of land and 11 square miles of water, with a resident population of over 640,000 and a daytime population of over 1,000,000.[1]

The BCFD responds to approximately 235,000 emergency calls annually.[2]

History[edit]

Baltimore's early firefighting was performed by volunteers. The various companies engaged in serious rivalries, resulting in what a Baltimore mayor termed "irregularities".[3] For example, gangs operating out of firehouses participated in the Know-Nothing Riot of 1856. A municipal organization was established in 1859.

The Great Baltimore Fire in 1904 burned for thirty hours straight and decimated a major part of central Baltimore, including over 1,500 buildings. Mutual aid companies from as far away as Washington D.C., Philadelphia and New York City were called in to assist. The fire led to uniform national standards in fire fighting equipment and protocols. As with other large fires of the time, it was a predecessor to the stringent fire codes of today.

Organization[edit]

The BCFD is organized into 2 major Divisions: Planning and Administration and Emergency Operations. Each Division is commanded by an Assistant Chief.

As of 2012, the 1,800-member Department was headed by James S. Clack. The Baltimore City Fire Department currently operates out of 38 Fire Stations, located throughout the city in 6 Battalions, under the command of 6 Battalion Chiefs and 1 Shift Commander per shift. Operations personnel assigned to field operations work one of four rotating shifts. The shift schedule is two days on (7 a.m. - 5p.m.) followed by two nights on (5 p.m. - 7 a.m.), then four days off.

Operations[edit]

The Baltimore City Fire Department currently operates out of 38 Fire Stations, located throughout the city and organized into 6 Battalions, each under the command of a Battalion Chief per shift. Each Battalion Chief reports to the on-duty Shift Commander. The BCFD operates 31 Engine Companies, 17 Truck Companies, 4 Squad Companies, 1 Rescue Company, 1 Fireboat, 24 Medic Units, 11 Critical Alert Medic Units, 2 Peak Medic Units, 2 Medical Assist Cars (M.A.C.), as well as numerous other special, support, and reserve units.

Staffing[edit]

Each BCFD frontline Engine Company and each frontline Truck Company is staffed by an officer and five firefighters per shift. Each Engine Company is staffed by a Lieutenant or Captain, a Pump Operator (Driver), and four Firefighters each shift. One or more of the four Firefighters is either an emergency medical technician or a paramedic. Each Engine Company is staffed by a Lieutenant or Captain, an Emergency Vehicle Driver (EVD) (two Drivers if the Truck operates a tractor-drawn apparatus), and 3-4 Firefighters each shift. One or more of the three or four Firefighters is either an EMT or Paramedic. The Captain of a BCFD company is in command of that company's fire station. In a fire station with more than one fire company, the senior Captain of one of the two or more companies is the "house Captain", in command of the fire station that the two or more companies share. Each BCFD Medic Unit is staffed by two Paramedics per shift. Each Battalion Chief's Unit is operated by a Battalion Chief and his/her Aide/Driver.

Apparatus Profile (2014)[edit]

Frontline Fire Companies[edit]

  • 31 Engine Companies (E2, E4, E5, E6, E8, E13, E14, E20, E21, E23, E27, E29, E30, E31, E33, E35, E36, E41, E42, E43, E44, E45, E46, E50, E51, E52, E53, E55, E56, E57, E58)
  • 17 Truck Companies (T1, T3, T5, T6, T8, T10, T12, T16, T18, T20, T21, T23, T25, T26, T27, T29, T30)
  • 4 Squad Companies (SQ26, SQ40, SQ47, SQ54)
  • 1 Rescue Company (R1)

Command Units and Chiefs[edit]

  • 6 Battalion Chief's Units (BC1, BC2, BC3, BC4, BC5, BC6)
  • 1 Shift Commander's Unit (Car 4)
  • 1 Special Operations Battalion Chief's Unit

EMS Unit[edit]

  • 24 Medic Units (M1, M2, M3, M4, M5, M6, M7, M8, M9, M10, M11, M12, M13, M14, M15, M16, M17, M18, M19, M20, M21, M22, M23, M24)
  • 11 Critical Alert Medic Units (C42, C43, C44, C45, C56, C61, C62, C63, C64, C65, C66)
  • 2 Peak Medic Units (P41, P43)
  • 1 EMS Battalion Chief's Unit
  • 4 EMS Supervisor's Units (EMS 2, EMS 3, EMS 4, EMS 5)
  • 2 Medic Assist Cars(M.A.C.) (M.A.C. 6, M.A.C. 23)

Special and Support Units[edit]

  • 2 Fireboats (Fireboat 1 "John R. Frazier" & Fireboat 2 "Mayor Thomas D'Alesandro, Jr."-Reserve)
  • 2 Fire Rescue Boats (FRB1 & FRB2-Reserve)
  • 3 Hazardous Materials(Haz-Mat.) Units
  • 1 Decontamination(Decon.) Unit
  • 1 Collapse Rescue Unit
  • 2 AirFLEX(Air, Floodlight, High-Expansion Foam) Units(AirFLEX 1 & AirFLEX 2)
  • 1 SCUBA(Dive Rescue) Unit
  • 1 Special Rescue Operations(S.R.O.) Unit
  • 1 Mobile Communications Unit
  • 1 Fire Investigation Unit
  • 2 Canteen/Rehab. Units (Car 414, Car 416)
  • 2 Canteen/Rehab. Utility Units (Car 415, Car 417)

Reserve Units[edit]

  • 11 Reserve Engines
  • 1 Reserve/Academy Engine
  • 10 Reserve Trucks
  • 1 Reserve/Academy Squad
  • 1 Reserve Truck/Water Tower (T51)

Fire Station Locations and Apparatus[edit]

Below is a list of all fire station locations in the city of Baltimore and the companies assigned to them, organized according to battalion.[4]

Engine Company Truck Company Medic Unit Special Unit Chief Battalion Address Neighborhood Build Date
Engine 2 6 800 Light St. Federal Hill/Inner Harbor Built 1920
Engine 4 Truck 29 4 1201 E. Cold Spring Ln. Northwood Built 1953
Engine 5 Truck 3 Medic 10, Peak 41 1 2120 Eastern Ave. Fell's Point Built 1963
Engine 6 Truck 1, Truck 51(Water Tower Unit) Medic 7, Medic 24 Safety 2, AirFLEX 2, Mobile Communications Unit, Fire Investigation Unit, Car 24(Media Affairs Unit), Car 414(Canteen Unit), Car 415(Canteen Utility Unit), Car 416(Canteen Unit), Car 417(Restroom Unit), M.A.C. 6 Battalion 2, Car 4(Shift Commander) 2 1100 Hillen St. Oldtown Built 1976
Engine 8 Truck 10 Medic 15 Decon. Unit 1 Battalion 3 3 1503 W. LaFayette Ave. Sandtown-Harlem Park Built 1967
Truck 20 Medic 20, Critical 42, Critical 61 1 5714 Eastern Ave. Bayview/Greektown Built 1961
Engine 13 Truck 16 Medic 4 2 405 McMechen St. Bolton Hill Built 1963
Engine 14 Medic 21 3 1908 Hollins St. Fort Hollins Built 1888
Engine 20 Truck 18 Medic 8, Critical 65 5 3130 W. North Ave. Walbrook Built 1896
Engine 21 Medic 19 4 3724 Roland Ave. Hampden Built 1897
Engine 23 Medic 1, Medic 22, Medic 23, Critical 56 Rescue 1, Haz-Mat. 1, Haz-Mat. 2(Support Unit), Haz-Mat. 3(Support Unit), S.R.O. Unit, Collapse Unit, AirFLEX 1, EMS 2, M.A.C. 23 Battalion 6, Special Operations Battalion Chief 6 15 S. Eutaw St. Downtown Built 1973
Squad 26 Truck 6 Medic 5, Critical 66 SCUBA(Dive Rescue) Unit EMS Battalion Chief 6 1001 E. Fort Ave. Locust Point Built 2003
Engine 27 Truck 26 1 4315 Mannasota Ave. Gardenville Built 1934
Engine 29 Medic 17, Critical 45 5 4312 Park Heights Ave. Park Heights Built 1907
Engine 30 Truck 8 Medic 12 3 3220 Frederick Ave. Irvington-Carroll Built 1907
Engine 31 Medic 3 2 3123 Greenmount Ave. Waverly Built 1902
Engine 33 2 1223 N. Montford Ave. Broadway East Built 1908
Truck 5 Medic 16, Critical 62 EMS 3, M.A.C. 5 2 805 E. 25th St. Coldstream Built 2000
Engine 35 Truck 21 Medic 9 Foam Engine 35 6 430 Maude Ave. Brooklyn Built 1961
Engine 36 Critical 63 3 2249 Edmonson Ave. West Baltimore-Rosemont Built 1910
Squad 40 Truck 12 Medic 11 Battalion 5 5 3906 Liberty Heights Ave. Forest Park Built 1922
Engine 41 Battalion 1 1 520 S. Conkling St. Highlandtown Built 1893
Engine 42 Medic 6, Critical 44 Battalion 4 4 4522 Harford Rd. Lauraville Built 1962
Engine 43 Medic 18, Critical 64 4 1100 Walters Ave. Govans Built 1985
Engine 44 Truck 25 4 2 Upland Rd. Roland Park Built 1895
Engine 45 Medic 14 5 2700 Glenn Ave. Mount Washington Built 1950
Engine 46 Truck 27 EMS 4 5 5500 Reisterstown Rd. Pimlico Built 1980
Squad 47 3 2608 Washington Blvd. Morrell Park Built 1923
Engine 50 Medic 2 EMS 5 1 1601 Broening Hwy. O'Donnell Heights Built 1982
Engine 51 1 645 N. Highland St. Orangeville Built 1921
Engine 52 5 3525 Woodbrook Ave. Mondawmin Built 1921
Engine 53 3 608 Swann Ave. Rognel Heights Built 1921
Squad 54 Truck 30 Medic 13 4 5821 Belair Rd. Raspeburg Built 1955
Engine 55 Truck 23 Critical 43, Peak 43 3 1229 Bush St. Pigtown Built 1923
Engine 56 4 6512 Harford Rd. Hamilton Built 1923
Engine 57 6 4427 Pennington Ave. Curtis Bay Built 1923
Engine 58 6 2425 Annapolis Rd. Westport Built 1923
Fireboat 1 "John R. Frazier", Fireboat 2 "Mayor Thomas D'Alesandro, Jr."(Reserve), Fire Rescue Boat 1, Fire Rescue Boat 2(Reserve) 6 2609 Leahy St. Baltimore Harbor/Fort McHenry Built 1937

Other Facilities[edit]

The Baltimore City Fire Department Headquarters is located at 401 E. Fayette St.

The BCFD Fire Training Academy is located at 6720 Pulaski Hwy.

The BCFD Fire Communications/Emergency Dispatch Center is located at 200 N. Holiday St.

The BCFD's Fire Marshal's Office is located at 410 E. Lexington St.

The BCFD's Supply Warehouse is located at 3500 W. Northern Pkwy.

Closed/Disbanded Fire Companies[edit]

Throughout the history of the BCFD, there have been many fire companies that have been closed down/disbanded due to budget issues. Most recently, in April 2012, Chief James S. Clack announced his intention that on July 1, 2012, he would disband Squad 11, Truck 10, and Truck 15. In addition, his plan calls for the relocation and redeployment of multiple companies. This is in response to the department's repeated under funding by the City of Baltimore administration, which has resulted in a minimum of 3 'rotating closures' on a daily basis for the previous 3 years. His plan has drawn much criticism from the Baltimore City Council as well as both fire unions, Baltimore Fire Fighters Local #734 and Baltimore Fire Officers Local #964.

On July 10, 2012, Squad 11 and Truck 15 were permanently closed. Engine 33 was also moved into the quarters of Truck 15.[5]

Below is a list of closed fire companies and firehouses in the BCFD:

  • Engine 1 - W. Mulberry St. & N. Paca St.
  • Engine 3 - 6720 Pulaski Hwy.(Now used for Fire Academy storage)
  • Engine 7 - Druid Hill Ave. & N. Eutaw St.
  • Engine 9 - 1220 Harford Rd. - Closed in 2000
  • Engine 10, Truck 28 - 1300 Chesapeake Ave.
  • Squad 11 - 5714 Eastern Ave.(Quarters of Truck 20)
  • Engine 12 - 399 E. Fort Ave.(Now used for storage and training)
  • Engine 15 - 15 S. Eutaw St.(Quarters of Engine 23, Rescue 1, Battalion 6)
  • Engine 16 (Fireboat) - Foot of President St., became Fireboat 1 in 1972, moved to Colgate Creek in 1975
  • Engine 17, Truck 19 - 1426 E. Fort Ave.
  • Engine 18 - 21st St between Howard and Maryland
  • Engine 19 - 1601 E. North Ave.
  • Engine 22, Truck 17 - 1030 S. Linwood Ave. - Closed during the 1980s
  • Engine 24 - 214 N. Patterson Park Ave.
  • Engine 25 - 2130 McColluh St.
  • Engine 28 - 1312 Guilford Ave.
  • Engine 32 - 14 S. Gay St.
  • Engine 34 - 310 S. Caroline St.
  • Engine 37 - W. West St. & Ridgely St.(Now the BCFD IAFF Offices)
  • Engine 38 - W. Baltimore St. & S. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
  • Engine 39 (Fireboat) - Foot of President St. 1911 - 1917, Moved to Fort McHenry
  • Engine 48 (Fireboat) - 2700 Broening Hwy. Colgate Creek - Disbanded in 1972
  • Engine 49 (Fireboat) - Foot of Benhill Ave 1921 - 1958, Wanger's Point 1959 - 1971, disbanded in 1971
  • Truck 2 - 15 S. Eutaw St.(Quarters of Engine 23, Rescue 1, Battalion 6)
  • Truck 4 - McCulloch and McMechan St (redesignated as Truck 16)
  • Truck 6 - 1227 S. Hanover St.(Former Fire Station, Company Remained Active)
  • Truck 7 - 3123 Greenmount Ave.(Quarters of Engine 31)
  • Truck 9 - 3724 Roland Ave.(Quarters of Engine 21)
  • Truck 11 - North and Mt. Royal Ave.
  • Truck 13 - 43 S. Carey St. - Closed in 2001
  • Truck 14 - 4522 Harford Rd.(Quarters of Engine 42, Battalion 4)
  • Truck 15 - 1223 N. Montford Ave.(Now quarters of Engine 33)
  • Truck 22 - 4312 Park Heights Ave.(Quarters of Engine 29)

Apparatus Specifications[edit]

Below is a complete list of all BCFD apparatus, their manufacturer and specifications, and date.[6]

Engine Companies[edit]

  • Engine 1(Fire Academy/Reserve) - 1998 Pierce Saber 1250gpm./500gal. Pumper Truck (Ex-Engine 2)
  • Squad 1(Fire Academy/Reserve) - 2003 Pierce Enforcer 1250gpm./500gal./10gal. Foam Rescue Pumper Truck (Ex-Reserve Squad 11, Squad 11)
  • Engine 2 - 2006 Pierce Enforcer 1500gpm./500gal./10gal. Foam Pumper Truck (Ex-Engine 26, Engine 23)
  • Engine 4 - 2006 Pierce Enforcer 1500gpm./500gal./10gal. Foam Pumper Truck
  • Engine 5 - 2003 Pierce Enforcer 1250gpm./500gal./10gal. Foam Pumper Truck (Ex-Engine 30)
  • Engine 6 - 2000 Pierce Saber 1250gpm./500gal. Pumper Truck
  • Engine 8 - 2003 Pierce Enforcer 1250gpm./500gal./10gal. Foam Pumper Truck
  • Engine 13 - 2003 Pierce Enforcer 1250gpm./500gal./10gal. Foam Pumper Truck
  • Engine 14 - 2008 Pierce Enforcer 1500gpm./500gal./10gal. Foam Pumper Truck
  • Engine 20 - 2009 Pierce Impel 1500gpm./500gal./10gal. Foam Pumper Truck
  • Engine 21 - 2008 Pierce Enforcer 1500gpm./500gal./10gal. Foam Pumper Truck
  • Engine 23 - 2008 Pierce Enforcer 1500gpm./500gal./10gal. Foam Pumper Truck
  • Squad 26 - 2006 Pierce Enforcer 1500gpm./500gal./10gal. Foam Pumper Truck (Ex-Squad 17
  • Engine 27 - 2003 Pierce Enforcer 1250gpm./500gal./10gal. Foam Pumper Truck
  • Engine 29 - 2009 Pierce Impel 1500gpm./500gal./10gal. Foam Pumper Truck
  • Engine 30 - 2008 Pierce Enforcer 1500gpm./500gal./10gal. Foam Pumper Truck
  • Engine 31 - 2003 Pierce Enforcer 1250gpm./500gal./10gal. Foam Pumper Truck
  • Engine 33 - 2006 Pierce Enforcer 1500gpm./500gal./10gal. Foam Pumper Truck
  • Engine 35 - 2000 Pierce Saber 1250gpm./500gal. Pumper Truck
  • Foam Engine 35 - 1994 Pierce Dash/Chubb National 1500gpm./300gal./700gal. Foam Pumper Truck (Ex-Engine 57)
  • Engine 36 - 2006 Pierce Enforcer 1500gpm./500gal./10gal. Foam Pumper Truck
  • Squad 40 - 2003 Pierce Enforcer 1250gpm./500gal./10gal. Foam Rescue Pumper Truck
  • Engine 41 - 2000 Pierce Saber 1250gpm./500gal. Pumper Truck
  • Engine 42 - 2000 Pierce Saber 1250gpm./500gal. Pumper Truck
  • Engine 43 - 2009 Pierce Impel 1500gpm./500gal./10gal. Foam Pumper Truck
  • Engine 44 - 2003 Pierce Enforcer 1250gpm./500gal./10gal. Foam Pumper Truck
  • Engine 45 - 2000 Pierce Saber 1250gpm./500gal. Pumper Truck (Ex-Engine 40)
  • Engine 46 - 2003 Pierce Enforcer 1250gpm./500gal./10gal. Foam Pumper Truck
  • Squad 47 - 2003 Pierce Enforcer 1250gpm./500gal./10gal. Foam Rescue Pumper Truck
  • Engine 50 - 2000 Pierce Saber 1250gpm./500gal. Pumper Truck
  • Engine 51 - 2003 Pierce Enforcer 1250gpm./500gal./10gal. Foam Pumper Truck
  • Engine 52 - 2000 Pierce Saber 1250gpm./500gal. Pumper Truck
  • Engine 53 - 2009 Pierce Impel 1500gpm./500gal./10gal. Foam Pumper Truck
  • Squad 54 - 2003 Pierce Enforcer 1250gpm./500gal./10gal. Foam Rescue Pumper Truck
  • Engine 55 - 2006 Pierce Enforcer 1500gpm./500gal./10gal. Foam Pumper Truck
  • Engine 56 - 2003 Pierce Enforcer 1250gpm./500gal./10gal. Foam Pumper Truck (Ex-Engine 14)
  • Engine 57 - 2000 Pierce Saber 1250gpm./500gal. Pumper Truck (Ex-Engine 13, Engine 19)
  • Engine 58 - 2000 Pierce Saber 1250gpm./500gal. Pumper Truck
  • Engine 60(Reserve) - 1998 Pierce Saber 1250gpm./500gal. Pumper Truck (Ex-Engine 43)
  • Engine 61(Reserve) - 1998 Pierce Saber 1250gpm./500gal. Pumper Truck (Ex-Engine 20)
  • Engine 62(Reserve) - 2000 Pierce Saber 1250gpm./500gal. Pumper Truck
  • Engine 63(Reserve) - 1993 Pierce Saber 1250gpm./500gal. Pumper Truck (Ex-Engine 56)
  • Engine 64(Reserve) - 1994 Pierce Saber 1250gpm./500gal. Pumper Truck (Ex-Engine 21, Engine 47)
  • Engine 65(Reserve) - 1993 Pierce Saber 1250gpm./500gal. Pumper Truck (Ex-Engine 55)
  • Engine 66(Reserve) - 1993 Pierce Saber 1250gpm./500gal. Pumper Truck (Ex-Engine 5)
  • Engine 68(Reserve) - 1993/2011 Pierce Saber 1250gpm./500gal. Pumper Truck (Ex-Reserve Engine 60, Engine 30)
  • Engine 69(Reserve) - 1998 Pierce Saber 1250gpm./500gal. Pumper Truck (Ex-Engine 53)
  • Engine 70(Reserve) - 1994 Pierce Saber 1250gpm./500gal. Pumper Truck (Ex-Engine 26)
  • Engine 71(Reserve) - 1993 Pierce Saber 1250gpm./500gal. Pumper Truck (Ex-Engine 23)

Truck Companies[edit]

  • Truck 1 - 2007 Pierce Arrow XT 105' Rear-Mount Aerial Ladder Truck
  • Truck 3 - 2007 Seagrave Marauder II 100' Tractor-Drawn Aerial Ladder Truck (Ex-Truck 15)
  • Truck 5 - 2006 Seagrave 100' Tractor-Drawn Aerial Ladder Truck
  • Truck 6 - 2014 Pierce Arrow XT 100' Tractor-Drawn Aerial Ladder Truck
  • Truck 8 - 2008 Seagrave Marauder II 100' Tractor-Drawn Aerial Ladder Truck
  • Truck 10 - 2007 Pierce Dash 100' Tractor-Drawn Aerial Ladder Truck
  • Truck 12 - 2007 Pierce Dash 100' Tractor-Drawn Aerial Ladder Truck
  • Truck 16 - 2007 Pierce Dash 100' Tractor-Drawn Aerial Ladder Truck
  • Truck 18 - 2007 Pierce Dash 100' Tractor-Drawn Aerial Ladder Truck
  • Truck 20 - 2013 Pierce Arrow XT 100' Tractor-Drawn Aerial Ladder Truck
  • Truck 21 - 2007 Seagrave Marauder II 100' Rear-Mount Aerial Ladder Truck
  • Truck 23 - 2014 Pierce Arrow XT 100' Tractor-Drawn Aerial Ladder Truck
  • Truck 25 - 2002 Seagrave Lo-Profile 100' Rear-Mount Aerial Ladder Truck
  • Truck 26 - 2003 Seagrave 100' Rear-Mount Aerial Ladder Truck
  • Truck 27 - 2004 Pierce Dash 100' Rear-Mount Aerial Ladder Truck
  • Truck 29 - 2013 Pierce Arrow XT 100' Tractor-Drawn Aerial Ladder Truck
  • Truck 30 - 2000/2011 Seagrave 100' Tractor-Drawn Aerial Ladder Truck (Ex-Truck 15)
  • Truck 32(Reserve) - 2000 Seagrave 100' Tractor-Drawn Aerial Ladder Truck (Ex-Truck 3)
  • Truck 35(Reserve) - 1994 Seagrave 100' Tractor-Drawn Aerial Ladder Truck (Ex-Truck 30)
  • Truck 37(Reserve) - 1994 Seagrave 100' Tractor-Drawn Aerial Ladder Truck (Ex-Truck 5, Truck 7)
  • Truck 40(Reserve) - 1998 Spartan Gladitor/LTI 100' Tractor-Drawn Aerial Ladder Truck (Ex-Truck 20)
  • Truck 41(Reserve) - 2003 Seagrave 100' Rear-Mount Aerial Ladder Truck (Ex-Truck 1)
  • Truck 42(Reserve) - 2003 Seagrave 100' Rear-Mount Aerial Ladder Truck (Ex-Truck 2)
  • Truck 44(Reserve) - 1995 Spartan Gladitor/LTI 100' Tractor-Drawn Aerial Ladder Truck (Ex-Truck 10)
  • Truck 45(Reserve) - 1995 Spartan Gladitor/LTI 100' Tractor-Drawn Aerial Ladder Truck (Ex-Truck 16, Truck 9)
  • Truck 46(Reserve) - 1997 Simon-Duplex/LTI 100' Tractor-Drawn Aerial Ladder Truck (Ex-Truck 12)
  • Truck 47(Reserve) - 1996 Simon-Duplex/LTI 100' Tractor-Drawn Aerial Ladder Truck (Ex-Truck 18)
  • Truck 51(Water Tower Unit/Reserve) - 1994 Seagrave 85' Rear-Mount Snorkel Truck (Ex-Truck 1)

Medic Units[edit]

  • Medic 1 - 2008 International 4400/Horton Transport Ambulance
  • Medic 2 - 2008 International 4400/Horton Transport Ambulance
  • Medic 3 - 2009 International 4400/Horton Transport Ambulance
  • Medic 4 - 2011 International 4400/Horton Transport Ambulance
  • Medic 5 - 2008 International 4400/Horton Transport Ambulance
  • Medic 6 - 2009 International 4400/Horton Transport Ambulance
  • Medic 7 - 2008 International 4400/Horton Transport Ambulance
  • Medic 8 - 2009 International 4400/Horton Transport Ambulance
  • Medic 9 - 2008 International 4400/Horton Transport Ambulance
  • Medic 10 - 2008 International 4400/Horton Transport Ambulance
  • Medic 11 - 2011 International 4400/Horton Transport Ambulance
  • Medic 12 - 2008 International 4400/Horton Transport Ambulance
  • Medic 14 - 2011 International 4400/Horton Transport Ambulance
  • Medic 15 - 2009 International 4400/Horton Transport Ambulance
  • Medic 16 - 2008 International 4400/Horton Transport Ambulance
  • Medic 17 - 2008 International 4400/Horton Transport Ambulance
  • Medic 18 - 2009 International 4400/Horton Transport Ambulance
  • Medic 19 - 2009 International 4400/Horton Transport Ambulance
  • Medic 21 - 2011 International 4400/Horton Transport Ambulance
  • Medic 22 - 2011 International 4400/Horton Transport Ambulance
  • Medic 23 - 2009 International 4400/Horton Transport Ambulance
  • Medic 24 - 2009 International 4400/Horton Transport Ambulance
  • Medic 25(Reserve) - 2003 Ford F-450/PL Custom Transport Ambulance (Ex-Medic 9)
  • Medic 27(Reserve) - 2003 Ford F-450/PL Custom Transport Ambulance (Ex-Medic 16)
  • Medic 28(Reserve) - 2003 Ford F-450/PL Custom Transport Ambulance (Ex-Medic 15)
  • Medic 29(Reserve) - 2003 Ford F-450/PL Custom Transport Ambulance (Ex-Medic 24, Medic 12)
  • Medic 30(Reserve) - 2003 Ford F-450/PL Custom Transport Ambulance (Ex-Medic 2)
  • Medic 31(Reserve) - 2005 Ford F-450/PL Custom Transport Ambulance (Ex-Medic 8)
  • Medic 32(Reserve) - 2002 Ford F-450/PL Custom Transport Ambulance (Ex-Medic 16, Medic 15)
  • Medic 33(Reserve) - 2003 Ford F-450/PL Custom Transport Ambulance (Ex-Medic 17)
  • Medic 34(Reserve) - 2005 Ford F-450/PL Custom Transport Ambulance (Ex-Medic 19)
  • Medic 35(Reserve) - 2002 Ford F-450/PL Custom Transport Ambulance (Ex-Medic 51, Medic 10)
  • Medic 36(Reserve) - 2005 Ford F-450/PL Custom Transport Ambulance (Ex-Medic 3)
  • Medic 37(Reserve) - 2005 Ford F-450/PL Custom Transport Ambulance (Ex-Medic 18)
  • Medic 38(Reserve) - 2006 Ford F-450/PL Custom Transport Ambulance (Ex-Medic 10)
  • Medic 39(Reserve) - 2003 Ford F-450/PL Custom Transport Ambulance (Ex-Medic 13)
  • Critical Alert Medic 44 - 2002 Ford F-450/PL Custom Transport Ambulance (Ex-Medic 11)
  • Critical Alert Medic 45 - 2005 Ford F-450/PL Custom Transport Ambulance (Ex-Medic 7, Medic 11)
  • Critical Alert Medic 46 - 2005 Ford F-450/PL Custom Transport Ambulance (Ex-Medic 5, Medic 20)
  • Medic 51 - 2000 Freightliner FL50/Horton Transport Ambulance (Ex-Reserve Medic 35)
  • Bariatric Medic 55 - 2008 International 4400/Horton Bariatric Transport Ambulance (Ex-Medic 13, Ex-Squad Medic 54)
  • Medic 62 - 2002 Ford F-450/PL Custom Transport Ambulance (Ex-Medic 4)
  • Medic 64(Reserve) - 2006 Ford F-450/PL Custom Transport Ambulance (Ex-Medic 20, Ex-Squad Medic 11)
  • Medic 66(Reserve) - 2002 Ford F-450/PL Custom Transport Ambulance (Ex-Medic 21)
  • Medic 71(Reserve) - 2006 Ford F-450/PL Custom Transport Ambulance (Ex-Medic 21)
  • Medic 72(Reserve) - 2002 Ford F-450/PL Custom Transport Ambulance (Ex-Reserve Medic 76, Reserve Medic 34, Medic 2)
  • Medic 73(Reserve) - 2005 Ford F-450/PL Custom Transport Ambulance (Ex-Reserve Medic 36, Medic 11)
  • Medic 74(Reserve) - 2002 Ford F-450/PL Custom Transport Ambulance (Ex-Reserve Medic 37, Medic 18)

Command Units[edit]

  • Battalion 1 - 2007 Dodge Durango 4x4 SUV (Ex-Deputy 1)
  • Battalion 2 - 2007 Dodge Durango 4x4 SUV (Ex-Assistant Chief of Administration's Unit)
  • Battalion 3 - 2007 Dodge Durango 4x4 SUV (Ex-Assistant Chief of Operations' Unit)
  • Battalion 4 - 2007 Dodge Durango 4x4 SUV (Ex-Deputy 2)
  • Battalion 5 - 2009 Ford Escape 4x4 SUV
  • Battalion 6 - 2004 Ford Expedition 4x4 SUV
  • EMS Battalion - 2007 Dodge Durango 4x4 SUV
  • Car 4(Shift Commander) - 2008 Ford Explorer 4x4 SUV
  • EMS 2 - 2012 Chevrolet Suburban 4x4 EMS Supervisor SUV
  • EMS 3 - 2004 Ford F-350/V8 Beaverbilt EMS Supervisor Light-Duty Truck
  • EMS 4 - 2012 Chevrolet Suburban 4x4 EMS Supervisor SUV
  • EMS 5 - 2012 Chevrolet Suburban 4x4 EMS Supervisor SUV
  • Safety Officer 2 - 2011 Ford Escape 4x4 SUV
  • Officer 1(Reserve) - 2003 Chevrolet Blazer 4x4 SUV (Ex-Battalion 2, Deputy 2)
  • Officer 2(Reserve) - 2002 Chevrolet Blazer 4x4 SUV (Ex-Battalion 2)
  • Officer 3(Reserve) - 2004 Chevrolet Blazer 4x4 SUV (Ex-Battalion 3, Deputy 1)
  • Officer 4(Reserve) - 2003 Chevrolet Blazer 4x4 SUV (Ex-Fire Investigation Unit East)
  • Officer 6(Reserve) - 2000 Jeep Cherokee 4x4 SUV (Ex-Battalion 6)

Special Units[edit]

  • Rescue 1 - 2002 Spartan Gladiator/Rescue One Heavy-Duty Walk-Around Rescue Squad Truck
  • Rescue 1(Reserve) - 1993 E-One Hurricane Heavy-Duty Walk-Around Rescue Squad Truck (Ex-Rescue 1)
  • Haz-Mat. 1 - 2006 Seagrave Heavy-Duty Walk-Around Haz-Mat. Truck
  • Haz-Mat. 2 - 1994 International 4800/Betton Medium-Duty Non-Walk-Around Haz-Mat. Support Truck (Ex-Haz-Mat. 1)
  • Haz-Mat. 3 - 2011 Ford F-350/Omaha Body Light-Duty Haz-Mat. Support Truck
  • Haz-Mat. 9 - 2010 Maritime 23' Haz-Mat. Rescue Boat w/150hp Mercury Motor
  • Decon. 1 - 2005 Pierce Enforcer/ACSI Heavy-Duty Walk-Around Decon. Truck
  • AirFLEX 1 - 2006 International/Rescue One Medium-Duty Air Bottle Cascade Filling Truck
  • AirFLEX 2 - 2007 International/Rescue One Medium-Duty Air Bottle Cascade Filling Truck
  • Air Cascade 1(Reserve) - 1993 International 4700/Swab Medium-Duty Air Bottle Cascade Filling Truck (Ex-Air Cascade 1)
  • Collapse Rescue Unit - 2008 Freightliner M2/Morgan Collapse Rescue Shoring Box Truck
  • Mobile Command Unit - 2004 Pierce Lance Heavy-Duty Walk-Around Mobile Command Center Truck
  • Command Unit(Reserve) - 1994 Ford/Grumman P30 Mobile Command Center Step Van
  • Special Rescue Operations(S.R.O.) 1 - 1989/1995 Chevrolet 30 Technical Rescue Unit Step Van
  • SCUBA 1 - 2009 International 4300/Hackney Medium-Duty Non-Walk-Around Dive Rescue Truck
  • Dive Rescue 1(Coordinator) - 2004 Ford E-350 4x4 Pickup Truck (Ex-Haz-Mat. Coordinator)
  • Fireboat 1 "John R. Frazier" - 2007 85' 7,000gpm. Steel and Aluminum Fireboat
  • Fireboat 2 "Mayor Thomas D'Alesandro, Jr."(Reserve) - 1956 103' 12,000gpm. Steel Fireboat
  • Fire Rescue Boat 1 - 2003 Sea Ark 30' 1,500gpm. Aluminum Fireboat
  • Fire Rescue Boat 2(Reserve) - 2003 Sea Ark 30' 1,500gpm. Aluminum Fireboat
  • Haz-Mat. Coordinator 1 - 2011 Ford F-250 4x4 Pickup Truck
  • Haz-Mat. Coordinator 2 - 2010 Ford F-350 4x4 Pickup Truck
  • Haz-Mat. Coordinator 3 - 2010 Ford F-350 4x4 Pickup Truck
  • M.A.C. 6 - 2010 Ford Escape 4x4 Medical Assist Car SUV
  • M.A.C. 23 - 2010 Ford Escape 4x4 Medical Assist Car SUV
  • Arson Task Force 1 - 2000 Ford E-350/PL Custom Arson Investigation Unit (Ex-Ambulance 45)
  • Fireboat 1 " John R. Fraizer" - 2011 Hike Metal Products 87' w/1 7000gpm./4 1000gpm. Deluge Monitor Pipes Fireboat
  • Car 415(Box 414 Rehab. Assoc.) - 2007 Chevrolet Suburban 4x4 SUV
  • Car 416(Box 414 Rehab. Assoc.) - 1979 GMC Rehab. Step Van (Ex-Rockville, MD FD)
  • Car 417(Box 414 Rehab. Assoc.) - 1993/2009 Chevrolet/Bluebird/Krammes Special Service Light-Duty Rehab. Truck
  • Mule 8 - 2000 Ford F-450/PL Custom Mule Unit (Ex-Medic Unit)
  • Mule 20 - 2000 Ford F-450/PL Custom Mule Unit (Ex-Mule 23, Reserve Medic 43, Reserve Medic 28, Medic 21)
  • Mule 29 - 2000 Ford F-450/PL Custom Mule Unit (Ex-Medic 52, Reserve Medic 27, Medic 1)
  • Mule 41 - 2000 Ford F-450/PL Custom Mule Unit (Ex-Mule 50, Medic 41, Reserve Medic 29, Medic 19)
  • Mule 52 - 2000 Ford F-450/PL Custom Mule Unit (Ex-Reserve Medic 39, Reserve Medic 50, Medic 15)
  • ASAP 1 - 2007 Polaris 6x6 EMS Quick Response/Special Events ATV
  • ASAP 2 - 2007 Polaris 6x6 EMS Quick Response/Special Events ATV
  • ASAP 3 - 2007 Polaris 6x6 EMS Quick Response/Special Events ATV
  • I.T. 5 - 2004 Ford F-350/V8 Beaverbilt I.T. Light-Duty Truck (Ex-EMS 5)
  • Fire Academy 6 - 2010 Ford E-350 Van
  • Fire Academy 7 - 2011 Ford Transit Van
  • Fire Academy 15 - 2002 Ford F-450/PL Custom Support Ambulance (Ex-Reserve Medic 73, Reserve Medic 36, Medic 11)
  • Tank Wagon 1 - 1986 International 8250/Tech. Weld 8,000gal. Fuel Tanker Truck
  • Fire/Medical Supply 1 - 2006 Ford E-350 Supply Van
  • Fire Supply 2 - 2011 Ford Transit Supply Van
  • Fire Supply 3 - 2009 Chevrolet 3500 Supply Stake Truck
  • Staff 9 - 2008 Chevrolet 3500/Knapeheide Support Pickup Truck

Communications[edit]

Response Guidelines[edit]

Structure Fire Response[edit]

Alarm Type Alarm Level Assigned Units
Tactical Box Alarm 1st Alarm Assignment 2 Engines, 1 Truck
Task Force Box Alarm 1st Alarm Assignment 3 Engines, 1 Truck, 1 Battalion Chief
Box Alarm 1st Alarm Assignment 5 Engines(3rd for R.I.T.), 2 Trucks, 2 Battalion Chiefs, Rescue 1(if near Downtown), 1 Medic Unit, Fireboats(if near Waterfront)
Working Fire 1st Alarm Assignment(Upgrade) 1 Engine, 1 Truck, Car 4(Shift Commander), Safety Officer, Fire Investigation Unit, 1 AirFlex Unit(AirFlex 1 or AirFlex 2)
2nd Alarm 2nd Alarm Assignment 3 Engines, 1 Truck, 1 Battalion Chief, EMS Battalion Chief, 1 Medic Unit
3rd Alarm 3rd Alarm Assignment 4 Engines, 2 Trucks, 1 Battalion Chief, 1 Medic Unit, 1 Water Tower Unit(Truck 51), Mobile Command Unit
4th Alarm 4th Alarm Assignment 4 Engines, 2 Trucks, 1 Battalion Chief, 1 Medic Unit
5th Alarm 5th Alarm Assignment 4 Engines, 2 Trucks, 1 Battalion Chief, 1 Medic Unit
  • Note: Squad Companies operate and respond as Engine Companies to assignments unless otherwise noted.

In popular culture[edit]

The movie Ladder 49 was centered around the BCFD, about a fictional BCFD Truck Company and its crew.

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