Station 62 is located one block south of Highway 99E on Pine Street within the City of Canby. This is our headquarters station and is home to most of our fire apparatus and personnel. All of the fire district’s administration staff, including our ambulance operations and fire prevention specialists, have offices at this location. Also, all of the career Firefighter/Paramedics and the majority of our Volunteer Firefighters are stationed here. Volunteer Firefighters respond to the station from their homes as needed for emergency responses. Canby Fire District’s fourteen career Firefighter/Paramedics are divided into three shifts working a 24 hour on-duty and 48 hour off duty rotation, providing the community with at least four career Firefighter/Paramedics per shift 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Engine 61 is a 1999 Pierce Saber rescue pumper. It has a 1,250 gallon per minute single stage pump, Husky foam system, and carries 500 gallons of water. Engine 61 has a 6 Kw onboard generator, which provides power to a “Night Scan” telescoping light tower for scene illumination and electricity for the engine’s portable lights and electrical tools. This unit has full Advanced Life Support airway, medical and cardiac equipment for rapid medical intervention on vehicle accidents and home first-aid calls. Engine 61 carries one of Canby Fire’s three Thermal Imaging Cameras and a portable gas monitor. It also has a mobile data computer that provides up to the second information from dispatchers for incidents, GPS capabilities for faster routing to the incident location, and pre-fire plans for most businesses and all schools and churches in the district.
In addition to fire fighting equipment, Engine 61 carries a number of rescue tools and acts as the Fire District’s heavy rescue unit. Engine 61 has a Hurst Tool extrication system with two hydraulic rams, a hydraulic spreading unit, a hydraulic cutter and a power plant that powers two hydraulic tools simultaneously. This allows us to cut entrapped accident victims out of cars and other mangled wreckage. Also, this unit carries Rescue 42 stabilization struts and a pneumatic airbag system used to lift extremely heavy loads in order to free trapped victims. Engine 61 carries life jackets, shore based water rescue tools, a stokes rescue basket, and a low angle rope rescue system to cover a variety of different emergencies.
Engine 61 is our first out engine for all vehicle accidents, rescue calls, all residential and commercial structure fires, and first aid calls.
Engine 62 is a 1995 Pierce Saber pumper. It has a 1,000 gallon per minute single stage PTO pump and carries 1000 gallons of water. Engine 62 has a full complement of structural firefighting tools, including ladders, chain saws and both Class A and B firefighting foam. To combat large fires, Engine 62 also has a truck mounted master stream nozzle, which can be removed and set up remotely if necessary. Engine 62’s pump configuration allows the pump to operate while the engine is driving (pump and roll capability) and this is beneficial for attacking wildland and field fires. It also has a mobile data computer that provides up to the second information from dispatchers for incidents, GPS capabilities for faster routing to the incident location, and pre-fire plans for most businesses and all schools and churches in the district.
Engine 62 is dispatched on all commercial and residential fires in the fire district. It responds to a variety of other incidents determined by the location and type of emergency call received.
Medic 62 is a 2009 Chevrolet Lifeline Advanced Life Support ambulance. This is our first out transporting unit and is staffed by career Firefighter/Paramedics 24 hours a day. Medic 62 carries a full complement of Advanced Life Support supplies and medications, including 12-lead EKG, an automatic ventilator, and advanced airway capabilities. It is also equipped with a Stryker Power Cot, which hydraulically lifts and lowers patients to reduce the potential of lifting related injuries to medical personnel. It also has a mobile data computer that provides up to the second information from dispatchers for incidents, GPS capabilities for faster routing to the incident location, and pre-fire plans for most businesses and all schools and churches in the district.
Paramedics can perform a number of emergency life saving procedures, including insertion of breathing tubes, surgical airways, electrical shock for certain lethal heart rhythms, and delivery of a variety of emergency medications. Medic 62 carries the supplies Canby Paramedics need to provide life saving care before and during transportation to local hospitals. Physician Richard Davies is Canby Fire’s Physician Advisor and our close relationship allows expanded medical protocols and additional medications not normally in use on other metro area medic units.
Squirt 62 is a 2003 Pierce Dash with a 61 foot Skyboom. It carries 750 gallons of water and has a 1,250 gallon per minute single stage pump with a Husky 30 foam system. There is an onboard 4.5 Kw Onan generator which provides electrical power for emergency operations, various firefighting tools and the truck mounted halogen scene lights. Squirt 62 has a Hurst Tool extrication system a hydraulic spreading unit, a hydraulic cutter and a power plant that powers two hydraulic tools simultaneously. This allows us to cut entrapped accident victims out of cars and other mangled wreckage. It also carries a full complement of structural firefighting tools and saws, as well as life jackets and throw ropes for shore based water rescue. It also has a mobile data computer that provides up to the second information from dispatchers for incidents, GPS capabilities for faster routing to the incident location, and pre-fire plans for most businesses and all schools and churches in the district. A Thermal Imaging Camera, portable gas monitor, and advanced medical equipment are also found on Squirt 62.
The Skyboom is a 61 foot truck mounted water tower / ladder that provides the Canby area with elevated master stream and light truck operation capabilities. There is a large remote operated master stream nozzle at the tip of the ladder, which can spray about 1,000 gallons a minute. It can carry up to six firefighters.
Water Tender 61
Water Tender 61 is a 2000 Pierce pumper tender on a Freightliner chassis. It carries 3,000 gallons of water and has a 1,250 gallon per minute fire pump. Water Tender 61 is equipped with a collapsible 3,500 gallon portable water tank, hard suction hose, and various types of strainers to provide fire engines with supplies to draft water. Also, this tender has two 10” retractable side mounted water dumps and one 12” fixed rear dump to quickly offload water into portable tanks. In addition to Water Tender 61’s 1,250 gpm fire pump, this unit also has two 1 ¾” attack hoselines and two Self Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA) to add firefighting capability.
Water Tender 61 is the first out water tender to all structure fires in areas without fire hydrant systems. This unit responds first because it carries the most water of our two water tenders. Water Tender 62 will respond as the second water tender for additional water needs. Although Water Tender 61 has firefighting capabilities, it is primarily used to shuttle water to rural fire scenes and to supply pumping fire engines with water.
Water Tender 62
Water Tender 62 is a 1993 S&S Fire Apparatus water tender mounted on a Freightliner FL-80 chassis. It has a 750 gallon per minute single stage pump and its water tank holds 1,800 gallons. Water Tender 62 carries a collapsible 2,500 gallon portable water tank which can be set up to allow fire engines to draft water in rural areas with no fire hydrants. To quickly fill portable water tanks, Water Tender 62 is equipped with two retractable 8” side mounted water dumps and one fixed rear 10” water dump. Water Tender 62 is also equipped with a booster reel, two 1 ¾” crosslay hose lines, a master stream nozzle, three front mounted ground sweep nozzles and a full complement of wildland firefighting hand tools.
Water Tender 62 is our first out water tender for all wildland fire responses. Compared to other water tenders, its small size and lighter weight allow it limited off-road capabilities. This, with its ground sweep nozzles, fire attack hoselines and large water capacity make it a valuable firefighting tool. It can also act as a water supply for smaller attack units with limited water tanks.
Water Tender 62 is our second out water tender for structural fires in areas without fire hydrants. It responds second behind Water Tender 61 because it carries less water.