Bay Ridge Vol. Fire Co.

Organized in 1949, Bay Ridge’s volunteers provide Fire, Rescue & EMS first response services to the Town of Queensbury.   

Engine 322 - 1988 Hahn 1500 gpm/1000 gal.

Outfitted for structural firefighting, this rig is equipped with six SCBA, three crosslays (350’ 1-3/4”, 200’ 2”), 1,050’ of 5” LDH supply line, 9 & 10 foot lengths of hard suction, a deck gun with portable base, chainsaw, 16” smoke ejector and a 1,000 watt generator with a 500 watt quartz light.

Engine 323 - 1995 KME 1500 gpm/800 gal.

Operating as a rescue engine, it is equipped with a 15,000 watt hydraulic generator, 500 watt tri-pod lights, a full set of Amkus extrication tools, a 75+ ton MaxiForce air bag set, cordless sawzalls and rescue ropes. Its’ firefighting complement includes five SCBA, 13 spare cylinders (four 60 minute, nine 30 minute), a thermal imager, PPV fans, a deck gun with portable base, F.A.S.T. (Firefighter Assist & Search Team) hosepack, chainsaws, and 1,050’ of 5” LDH supply line.

Special thanks to Asst. Chief Chip Mellon, 2nd Captain Darrell Decker & FF Ralph Scinta for their assistance with arranging this rigs for photographs.

Bay Ridge responds from this modern ten bay station dedicated in 2002.

Engine Tanker 324 - 2005 American LaFrance 1250 gpm/1800 gal./30A foam

Equipped for water supply, this rig is equipped with 1,050’ of 5” LDH supply line, a 2,100 gallon folding tank, a 6” water witch and a 300 GPM portable pump. In addition, it carries an Amkus combi-tool with portable power plant, five SCBA and 48’ of ground ladders. 

Brush 121 - 2001 Ford F-550 4x4/Stahl/Hale/Conway 300 gpm/220 gal./Class A foam

Outfitted with a winch & receiver hitch to tow a rescue boat or 6x6 ATV, it carries 1,000’ of forestry hose, 250’ of 2” hose, a forestry pump, Class A & B foam, a 600 gallon folding tank & chainsaws.

Rescue 120 - 1997 Ford F-350 4x4/Stahl Grand Challenger

Acting as an EMS first responder, this rig carries a variety of BLS equipment including an AED, rope rescue gear and two cold water rescue suits complete with helmets, harnesses & throw bags.