Engine 13 is a 2014 Pierce Saber, and is the frontline engine at Headquarters.
Engine 13 is equipped with a 1,250 gallon-per-minute pump, a 500-gallon water tank, and it carries 800 feet of four-inch diameter hose.
It can seat a crew of six firefighters in a spacious enclosed cab. The engine also features roll-up equipment doors and a remotely controlled deck gun, which can pump large quantities of water onto a fire without requiring a firefighter to constantly aim the nozzle.
Truck 14 is a 2006 Pierce Dash 105-foot aerial ladder truck.
Truck 14 carries 800 feet of 4-inch supply hose, and it can spray up to 1000 gallons per minute from the nozzle on the basket.
This unit is capable of carrying a crew of 6 firefighters, as well as all their gear and spare air tanks. The basket on the end of the ladder will support up to 1,000 pounds while reaching up to 10 stories.
Normal Fire Department staffs three paramedic ambulances, one at each of our fire stations. Each Normal Fire Department ambulance is staffed with a two-person paramedic crew.
Due to the amount of training and equipment required to operate as a paramedic level service, a Normal Fire Department ambulance is, in essence, a mobile emergency room equipped to handle virtually any medical event or trauma.