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NEW BEDFORD FIRE DEPARTMENT - ISO CLASS 1
NEW BEDFORD, MASSACHUSETTS

Population: 100,000Area: 24 Sq MilesAmbulance Provider: New Bedford EMS
Call Volume: 9,900 Members: 216 Full Time
Fire Suppression works 24hr shifts
Official WebsiteFrequency: 1- 470.5125 2- 471.0375 Dispatched by FF's at Police HQ
Shift & Apparatus Staffing:
Shift Strength: 38- 2 District Chiefs, 9 Officers, 27 Firefighters
Each company is staffed with 1 officer and 3 firefighters w/ a 4th firefighter assigned. If all members of a company are present for a shift, 1 firefighter is floated to a company that is short that day.
Each company has 1 captain working 1 shift with 3 lieutenants working the other shifts. District Chiefs do not have aides.
Dispatch has 1 lieutenant and 9 firefighters assigned. Dispatchers work 10 hr days/14 hr nights with 2 dispatchers working at a time. The lieutenant works days and the 9th dispatcher is a floater that can cover dispatch or fire supression shifts.
Fire Prevention has 1 captain, 1 lieutenant and 3 firefighters assigned. Trainging has 1 captain and 1 firefighter assigned. The Marine Safety Unit has 1 captain that works days with other members working shifts on companies. 1 District Chief is assigned as the Support Services chief.
FIRE STATIONS
STATION
LOCATION
PHOTOS
Station 2 - HQ 868 Pleasant Street (Fire Alarm) - (E1, L1, Air Unit, CP)
Station 3 834 Kempton Street - (Emergency Management, no FD vehicles)
Station 5 3665 Acushnet Ave. - (E5, Ant Lad)
Station 6 Brock Ave and Rose Street (opened 8/2021)
Station 7 700 Cottage Street - (E7, E25)
Station 8 1599 Acushnet - (E8, L4)
Station 9 799 Ashley Blvd - (E9)
Airport Station Airport Road at Maintenance Garage - (AP8, AP9 - cross staffed by E7)
Repair Shop 311 Liberty Street at City Complex - (E21)
Fire Museum 51 Bedford Street - (Antiques kept here)
APPARATUS
UNIT ID
SPECIFICATIONS
PHOTOS
ENGINES
Engine 1 2014 Pierce Arrow XT 1500/500
Engine 5 2017 Pierce Arrow XT 1500/500
Engine 6 2019 Pierce Arrow XT 1500/500
Engine 7 2014 Pierce Arrow XT 1500/500
Engine 82008 Pierce Arrow XT 1500/500
Engine 9 2017 Pierce Arrow XT 1500/500
Engine 4 1998 E-One Cyclone II 1500/750 (rsv - ex Walpole, acquired Jan 2020)
Engine 16 2003 Pierce Dash 1250/750 (Rsv - exE5/E6)
Engine 17 1999 Pierce Saber 1250/750 (rsv - exE7)
Engine 21 2005 Pierce Arrow XT 1500/500 (rsv - ex E11, E11 disbanded 2020)
Engine 25 1991 KME P-24 1000/600/55F 4X4 (ex Mass Military, acquire 2012) used during severe weather
LADDERS
Ladder 1 2009 Pierce Arrow XT 100' TDA
Ladder 3 2016 Pierce Arrow XT 95' MM Twr
Ladder 4 2021 Pierce Enforcer 105' RMA
Quint 4 2005 Pierce Quantum 2000/400 75' RMA (ex Longwood, PA) (purch 2021)
Ladder 24 1985 E-One Hurricane 110' RMA (rsv, ex Fairhaven)
SPECIAL UNITS
Rescue 1 2000 Freightliner/Middleboro Air Supply and Incident Support
ISU 5 Military M1078 2.5 ton military transport truck
(Can be outfitted for a variety of uses including transport or to be a rsv ARFF rig)
Airport 8 2019 Oshkosh Global Striker 1500 - 1500/1500/210F/500DC
Airport 9 1991 Oshkosh T-1500 ARFF
ARFF Unit 2002 Rosenbauer Panther ARFF
(acquired 2016 from government surplus - ex Vermont ANG)
NO PHOTO
Command Post ?
SHIFT COMMAND/ANTIQUE/MARINE
Command Unit 1 2019 Ford F-150 4X4 w/ command body NO PHOTO
Command Unit 2 2019 Ford F-150 4X4 w/ command body NO PHOTO
Antique 1928 Ahrens Fox 1000 GPM
Antique 1934 Ahrens Fox 750 GPM
Horse Drawn ?
Horse Drawn Ladder ?
Marine Safety Officer 2019 Ford F-350 4X4 NO PHOTO
Marine 41 1970's 41' w/ 250 GPM pump (ex USCG 41455, obtained in 2012)
Marine 31 2016 Moose Boats 37' Catamaran (on order) NO PHOTO
FireBoat 1984 25’ Parker



RETIRED APPARATUS / FORMER STATIONS
STATION ADDRESS/INFO
STATION NAME
PHOTOS
151 Purchase Street - (closed 2021, moved to new bldg) Station 6
754 Brock Ave (deactivated 2020, Engine 11 disbanded) Station 11
ENGINES BY YEAR
ASSIGNED TO
PHOTOS
1802 Mason  hand drawn Citizens #2 NO PHOTO
1805 Mason  hand drawn Oxford #2 NO PHOTO
1808 ??  Hand drawn Phoenix #4 NO PHOTO
1821 Agnew  hand drawn Cataract NO PHOTO
1821 ??  Hand drawn Mechanic #6 NO PHOTO
1835 Durfee  hand drawn Novelty #8 NO PHOTO
1843 Agnew  hand drawn Franklin #10 NO PHOTO
1843 Agnew  hand drawn Hancock #9 NO PHOTO
1847 Agnew  hand drawn Oregon #11 NO PHOTO
1850 Agnew  hand drawn Ohio #3 NO PHOTO
1850 Hunneman  hand drawn Paskamansett NO PHOTO
1851 Button  hand drawn Whaler NO PHOTO
1853 Agnew/Jeffers  hand drawn Young Mechanic #6 NO PHOTO
1855 L. Button hand drawn Columbian #5 NO PHOTO
1856 ??  Hand drawn Young America #8 NO PHOTO
1860 Amoskeag  900 GPM steamer Onward NO PHOTO
1860 Amoskeag  900 GPM steamer Progress NO PHOTO
1864 Amoskeag  900 GPM steamer Excelsior NO PHOTO
1866 Amoskeag  900 GPM steamer C. Howard NO PHOTO
1869 Amoskeag  900 GPM steamer Onward #1 NO PHOTO
1873 Clapp & Jones  steamer ?? NO PHOTO
1879 Silsby  800 GPM steamer ?? NO PHOTO
1882 Manchester Locomotive  700 GPM steamer Macy #6 NO PHOTO
1884 Manchester Locomotive  700 GPM steamer Corneliss Howard 4 NO PHOTO
1884 Manchester Locomotive  700 GPM steamer Progress #2 NO PHOTO
1890 Manchester Locomotive  700 GPM steamer Engine 7 NO PHOTO
1894 LaFrance  650 GPM steamer ?? NO PHOTO
1894 LaFrance  650 GPM steamer ?? NO PHOTO
1908 Locomobile  hose wagon Hose 1 NO PHOTO
1908 Locomobile  hose wagon Hose 2 NO PHOTO
1910 Webb 600 GPM Engine 9 NO PHOTO
1911 Locomobile  hose wagon Hose 1 NO PHOTO
1912 Locomobile Chemical 5 NO PHOTO
1913 Ahrens Fox  700 GPM Engine 4 NO PHOTO
1913 Alonzo Jason  hose wagon Hose 6 NO PHOTO
1914 Robinson  600 GPM Engine 10 NO PHOTO
1914 White  600 GPM Engine 3, Engine 9 NO PHOTO
1917 Ahrens Fox  750 GPM Engine 2 NO PHOTO
1917 Ahrens Fox  750 GPM Engine 5, Engine 7 NO PHOTO
1917 Ahrens Fox  750 GPM Engine 6 NO PHOTO
1917 Ahrens Fox  750 GPM Engine 8 NO PHOTO
1918 Packard   hose wagon Rsv Wagon NO PHOTO
1920 Ahrens Fox  750 GPM Engine 3   NO PHOTO
1920 Ahrens Fox  750 GPM Engine 7, Engine 10 NO PHOTO
1921 Ahrens Fox  750 GPM Engine 1  NO PHOTO
1924 Dept Built Chemical 5 NO PHOTO
1925 White  hose wagon Hose 1 NO PHOTO
1928 Ahrens Fox  1000 GPM Engine 4 NO PHOTO
1934 Ahrens Fox  750 GPM Engine 9, Hose 4 NO PHOTO
1947 Ahrens Fox 1000 GPM Engine 10
1948 Ahrens Fox  1000 GPM Engine 2 NO PHOTO
1950 Maxim  750/250 Engine 3, Engine 1, Engine 11 NO PHOTO
1950 Maxim  750 GPM Master Engine 1 NO PHOTO
1952 International/Seguin  200 GPM  hose wagon Engine 8, Hose 2 NO PHOTO
1952 Maxim  750/250 Engine 7, Engine 22 NO PHOTO
1953 Maxim  750/250 Engine 9, Engine 23 NO PHOTO
1954 Maxim 1000/250 Engine 3, Engine 24
1954 Maxim 1000/250 Engine 4, Engine 6, Engine 21
1954 Maxim 1000/250 Engine 6 (different rig than above)
1955 Maxim  750 GPM Engine 10, Engine 24 NO PHOTO
1956 Maxim 750/300 Engine 5
1957 Maxim  750/250 Reserve Engine NO PHOTO
1964 American LaFrance 1000/350 Engine 8
1969 Maxim 1000/300 Engine 1, Engine 9, Engine 11
1974 Maxim 1250/350 Engine 2, Engine 1, Engine 6, Engine 7, Engine 11
1975 Maxim 1250/500 Engine 4, Engine 11
1983 Ford C/E-One 1000/500 Engine 3, Engine 5
1987 Ford C/Maxim 1250/500 Engine 9, Engine 26
1987 Ford C/1988 Maxim 1250/500 Engine 7, Engine 27
1987 Maxim 1250/500 Engine 8, Engine 5A NO PHOTO
1989 Maxim 1250/700/50F Engine 1, Engine 25NO PHOTO
1989 Maxim 1250/500 Engine 1, Engine 8, Engine 7, Engine 25, Engine 27
1989 Maxim 1250/750 Engine 6, Engine 26, Engine 8, Engine 21
1994 Luverne 1500/750/50F Engine 11, Engine 5, Engine 15
2001 Pierce Saber 1250/750 Engine 9
2002 Pierce Saber 1250/750 Engine 1, Engine 12
LADDERS BY YEAR
ASSIGNED TO
PHOTOS
1916 Ahrens Fox/Couple Gear  65' MMA Ladder 1 NO PHOTO
1917 Ahrens Fox/Couple Gear  85' TDA Ladder 2 NO PHOTO
1917 Ahrens Fox/Couple Gear  85' TDA Ladder 3 NO PHOTO
1917 Ahrens Fox/Couple Gear  85' TDA Ladder 4 NO PHOTO
1919 Ahrens Fox/Couple Gear  city service Ladder ? NO PHOTO
1918 Seagrave  75' MMA Ladder 2, Ladder 3, Ladder 4, Ladder 5 NO PHOTO
1924 Ahrens Fox  city service Ladder 5 NO PHOTO
1948 Seagrave 75' MMA Ladder 2, Ladder 3, Ladder 4, Ladder 5
1950 Seagrave 85' TDA Ladder 1, Ladder 4
1962 Seagrave Anniversary 85' TDA Ladder 2
1971 Maxim S 100' TDA Ladder 1
1973 Maxim 100' Ladder 25 (ex Springfield)
1976 Mack CF/1950 Seagrave 100' TDA Ladder 4
1976 Maxim F 100' TDA Ladder 3
1978 Hendrickson/Calavar 1500/500/75' Platform 1
1989 Maxim 100’ TDA Ladder 4
1991 E-One Hurricane 110’ RMA (ex Falmouth, acquired 2021) Ladder 23
1994 Simon/Duplex/LTI 100 TDA Ladder 1
1997 Simon-Duplex/LTI 1500/500/75' (ex Montclair, NJ) Engine 5
2000 Pierce Sabre 105’ RMA Ladder 3, Ladder 23
2004 Pierce 1500/500/105' RMA Ladder 4
SPECIAL UNITS BY YEAR
ASSIGNED TO
PHOTOS
1969 International/Maxim 150 Dry Chem 200/500 AWD Foam Unit



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