The Manchaca Fire/Rescue fleet is a variety of apparatus (7 vehicles total) that have a wide range of capabilities that we need in order to fulfill our mission.
Engine 501 is a Pierce Velocity PUC Pumper with 750 gallons of water and 30 gallons of foam. It was purchased in February of 2016. It is a CAFS capable engine which can seat up to 5 firefighters and carries the “jaws of life” as well as a variety of specialty tools.
Engine 511 is a 2019 Sutphen Monarch Pumper/Tender. It has a 1500 gpm pump and 3000 gallon water tank. It carries all the tools and equipment of an engine like Engine 501. It’s capabilities as a tender allows it serve as the primary water supply in areas that lack adequate fire hydrant coverage or it can shuttle large amounts of water to a scene to sustain firefighting operations.
Tender 501 is a 2001 US Tanker that can transport up to 3000 gallons of water to a scene. It is also a pumping apparatus and can seat 2 firefighters.
This unit is built for off road grass and brush fires and has 400gallons of water and has a remote nozzle turret to assist with firefighting operations. This unit is heavy duty and is built to endure extreme off road conditions.
This command vehicle provides a command element to any emergency incident. It provides an incident commander the tools and equipment to effectively command an emergency incident safely.