Middlesex Fire Department ~

Middlesex, New York

 

 
 
 
Middlesex Hose Co.
5537 Water St
PO Box 145
Middlesex, NY 14507
 
Web: www.middlesexfire.org
Phone: 585-554-3434
Emergencies: 911
 
 
 
 

Equipment

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Thermal Imaging Camera

MSA Evolution 5200 Thermal Imaging Camera. This equipment detects infrared energy (heat) and changes it to light. This allows firefighters to "see" in smoke filled environments. This camera was acquired through a federal grant by Yates County Office of Emergency Management. It is on loan and was assigned to the Middlesex Fire District in June 2008.

 

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Self Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA)

MSA Firehawk M7 SCBA with 4500psi 30 minute cylinders. These SCBAs were purchased in June 2008 after the fire department was awarded a Department of Homeland Security Assistance to Firefighters Grant.

 

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Breathing Air Fill Station / Cascade

Eagle Safestation X2 NFPA Class 2 breathing air fill station and 6 bottle 6000psi cascade. This is used to refill SCBA cylinders with breathing air. This equipment was purchased in June 2008 after the fire department was awarded a Department of Homeland Security Assistance to Firefighters Grant.

 

Hurst Tool

Also known as the Jaws of Life. These tools are used to remove victims entrapped in severe motor vehicle crashes.

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 Tensioned Buttress Struts / Jacks

Res-Q-Jack rescue struts. These tools are used to stabilize and lift vehicles involved in rollover crashes while entrapped victims are removed. These jacks were placed in service in December 2008.

 

 

ATV

Currently the fire department operates a 1987 Honda Big Red ATC. We are in the process of seeking grant funds for replacement of this vehicle.

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Cutter Edge Demolition Saw

The cutters edge saw is a high performance chainsaw with a special chain and guard for use in firefighting operations. In 2007 we received a New York State DEC Forestry grant that paid for half the cost of this saw.

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Medical Equipment / AED

The department is dispatched to all requests for ambulance service within the the Middlesex Fire District. Responding firefighters are trained to administer life saving interventions with Basic Life Support equipment and Lifepak 500 AED before the arrival of the ambulance.

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Multi-Gas Detector

When responding to CO detector activations and odor of gas calls, the department uses this MSA Orion multi-gas detector. The detector is capable of measuring levels of oxygen, carbon monoxide, and combustible gas.

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Large Diameter Hose (LDH)

Here we show the hose bed configuration on our first out Engine 16.

The second bed (middle) shows 1000 feet of 5" LDH. Large Diameter Hose is able to achieve very large flows of water easily. It it mostly used to supply water to a truck.

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Extra Hose Rolls

Engines usually carry extra hose lengths in rolls.

On the top shelf here we have two rolls of 1" forestry hose, a 25 foot roll of 3", and a 50 foot roll of 3".

On the bottom shelf we have a 25 foot roll and a 50 foot roll of 5" LDH. Here we can see the LDH couplings.

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Task Force Tips Blitzfire

This is a quick attack step gun used to flow large volumes of water quickly. The Blitzfire is capable of flowing volumes is excess of 500 gallons per minute. Used affectively and with a sufficient supply of water, it can knock a large volume of fire down quickly.

   
 
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