A 2004 E-One Cyclone pumper (built by Greenwood Fire Apparatus was received by Manchester Fire Dept. in May.
The new pumper is complimented with:
- 2000 g.p.m. pump
- 750 water tank
- Two 30 gallon foam tanks (class A and B)
- Allison electronic 5 speed automatic transmission
- On spot chains
- Cummins ISM02 electronic diesel engine (Horsepower rating 370 at governed engine speed of 2100 rpm; 661 cu in displacement; ISM 400 turbo charged
- Onan 6000 watt hydraulic generator
- Federal Q2B siren
- Heated and power equipped med compartments
- Most of the lighting consists of LED lights
- 1200 feet of 5" supply hose, 3 crosslays (2- 200 feet of 1 3/4" hose and 1- 200 feet of 2" hose)
- 1 rear mounted Blitzfire portable monitor(500 g.p.m.). 1 bumper line- 100 feet of 1 3/4" hose
- All handlines including the blitzfire have foam capabilities.
The first Fire King 2 was built by Amoskeag in 1860 and was replaced by another Amoskeag Steamer in the mid 1870's. On January 1, 1923 the Amoskeag steamer was replaced by a 1000 GPM Ahrens Fox Pumper. This apparatus was also called the Fire King.
In 1943 the Ahrens Fox was replaced by a Mack L85 1000 GPM pumper with a 100 gallon booster tank. This apparatus was manufactured during wartime restrictions and had no chrome or nickel plating. The Mack was assigned to Engine 2 until 1955 when it was replaced by a B95 Mack with a 750 GPM pump and a 200 gallon booster tank. The Mack served the company for 29 years until it was replaced by a 1984 FMC 1500 GPM pumper with a 750 water tank.
The FMC was assigned to Engine 2 until the Spring of 1996 when it was replaced by a Spartan/3D 2000 GPM pump with a 750 water tank and a compressed air foam unit built into the apparatus.
The current Engine 2 is a 2014 2000 GPM Pumper manufactured by E-One in Ocala, FL. It has a Williams around the pump foam proportioning system with both Class A and B capability, a 700 gallon booster tank, and seating for 6 firefighters. Engine 2 was purchased with Engines 5 and 7.
A 2013 E-One engine with a 2,000 gpm pump. It carries a 750 gal. water tank along with two 30 gallon tanks for Class A and Class B foam.
Engine 4 is a 2009 E-One Pumper equipped with a 2000 GPM pump, a 2700 gallon tank, 6 person cab and a Hale Foamlogix A/B Foam System.
Engine 5 is a 2014 2000 GPM Pumper manufactured by E-One in Ocala, Fl. It has a Williams around the pump foam proportioning system with both Class A and B capability, a 700 gallon booster tank and seating for 6 firefighters.
Engine 5 was purchased with Engines 2 and 7.
A 2004 E-One engine with a 2000 gpm pump. It carries 750 gallons of water and is equipped with class A & B foam.
A 2014 E-One with a 2000 gpm pump. It holds 750 gallons of water along with a 30 gallon Class A foam cell and a 40 gallon Class B foam cell. It also holds 1200 feet of 5" hose.
Upon completion of the new Station 8, the department received in January of 2003 two pieces of apparatus for the station, one being a E-One Quint. The truck's compliment includes:
- 450 HP Cummins Diesel power plant
- 2000 gpm pump
- 500 gallon water tank
- 65 foot telesquirt electronically or radio-remote operated)with a vertical reach 65 ft. and a horizontal each of 60 ft.
The delivery system also includes:
- Hale Foam Master Pro
- (2) 30 gallon tanks containing class A & B agents
Engine 9's history begins in the mid 1890's as a horse drawn hose wagon known at first as Hose 3. The hose wagon was replaced with motorized versions up until the 1930's. At that time, the hose wagon was replaced with an Ahrens Fox pumper, which also brought with it a name change to Engine 9. The Ahrens Fox was eventually replaced with a 1958 Mack, a 750 gpm pumper that carried a 500 gallon water tank, a Rockwood foam proportioner, wet water agents, the "Jaws of Life", an Emerson rescussitator, and 2 air packs.
In 1963, Engine 9 had to move from their home (where Queen City Ave. and Elm St. intersect now) to their present location on Calef Road. The Mack, in its 29 years of service, had to have many transformations done to it. A new diesel engine replaced the older gas one (which required a hood extension), and the rear body and tank needed to be completely changed.
Currently, Engine 9 is a 2008 E-One. It has a 2000 gpm pump and a 750 gallon water tank along with a 40 gallon Class A foam cell and a 30 gallon Class B foam cell. What distinguishes this engine from the others is that it also carries an Amkus Rescue Tool.
Engine 10 has a long lineage in the city's fire service, with a variety of vehicles from horsedrawn to todays 2008 E-One with a 2000 gpm pump and a 750 gallon water tank. In addition, it also has a 40 gallon Class A foam cell and a 30 gallon Class B foam cell.
In 1983, engine 10 became the first pump to carry 4 inch supply hose in its bed. The company repeated this initiative in 1993, being the first pump in the city to carry 5 inch supply hose.
The City of Manchester purchased its first motorized fire apparatus in 1910. The rig was a 4 cylinder Knox equipped with a chemical tank, booster line and hose bed. Known as “The Flying Squadron”, it ran out of the Vine Street Station and responded to ALL fires within the Manchester city limits.
In 1937, “The Flying Squadron” was reorganized into Engine Company 11 and in February of 1971 was moved from the Vine Street Station into it current quarters at 100 Merrimack Street.
During the 1980’s and early 1990’s, Manchester was in a deep economic slump with a major drug problem. Engine 11 was there “first due” to thousands of fires during this time.
Currently Engine 11, “The City’s Busiest”, covers the Downtown and Janesville sections of the city. Keeping with tradition and due to their central location, Engine 11 still responds to most of the fires citywide. They have long been the busiest engine company in New Hampshire and one of the busiest in New England.
Engine 11 is a 2009 E-One Pumper equipped with a 2000 GPM pump, a 750 gallon water tank, 6 person cab and a Hale Foamlogix A/B Foam System.