1974/1990 Mack CF-600/Emergency One/JC Moore 1500 gpm/500 gal.

Retired by the Center Moriches (LI, NY) FD in 2010, this rig features dual booster reels, a 40 gallon foam tank with an around-the-pump proportioner & a diesel generator. It is used for children’s parties as well as “prom runs”, as a funeral caisson & promotional events for businesses. In addition, “Captain Jack” plans to utilize this rig to support the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Captain Jack has made some upgrades for both cosmetic & safety reasons including the addition of a Mack Bulldog in turn-out gear, side mini lightbars (formerly used on an ambulance in NJ) and LED warning lights (which do not heat up preventing potential injury to children touching them).

Captain Jack’s Fire Brigade

Established in 2006, Captain Jack’s Fire Brigade hosts fire safety themed birthday parties as well as providing fire apparatus for private and corporate events (proms, business openings, etc.). Operated by Captain Jack, a veteran Long Island volunteer firefighter & career FDNY EMS captain, it provides a fun unique party theme while promoting fire safety to children.

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1964 International Loadstar AWD/Young 250 gpm/300 gal.

Operated by the East Northport (LI, NY) FD for 37 years as a brush truck, this rig sat outside for six months after being retired. “Captain Jack” bought the rig for $650.25 and restored the rig to the pristine condition shown above. Featuring a fully operational pump, it is equipped with two 300’ reels of 3/4” booster line, 1 3/4” & 2 1/2” hose in the rear bed, SCBA (for the occasional car fire it has had to extinguish while traveling Long Island’s roadways) and BLS medical supplies. Despite this rig being 47 years old, it still pumps like a champ - “Captain Jack” proved it by handing me the “machine gun” style booster nozzle and revving the pump while I threw a straight stream high over the tree tops!!

Special thanks to “Captain Jack” O’Loughlin for his assistance in positioning the rigs and providing the colorful history of these rigs.

Looking for “Captain Jack’s” Fire Brigade to “respond” to your next party? Visit his website at www.captjackfire.com for further details!!