Ambulance 3-3-8 & 3-3-7 - 2010 & 2009 Ford Econoline/LifeLine Type III

East Brentwood rotates these ALS equipped rigs as the duty ambulance to reduce wear & tear. Ambulance 3-3-8 holds the distinction of being the only true bariatric transport capable ambulance among Suffolk County’s 135 fire & EMS agencies. While other departments have oversized stretchers rated for bariatric patients, East Brentwood has a winch mounted under the captain’s seat in the patient compartment which is used in conjunction with folding loading ramps. Equipped with GPS, this rig along with an SUV carrying the ramps & manpower is available for mutual aid response to any district requesting it. Located geographically between two of the busiest volunteer EMS agencies in the county, this rigs’ specialized equipment has been utilized on several occasions.

Engine 3-3-3 - 1992 Pierce Lance 1500 gpm/500 gal.

Assigned to respond to brush fires & miscellaneous alarms, this rig is slated to be refurbished to the 2004 NFPA standard with new LED lighting, updated SCBA seats and reflective chevron striping.

Organized in 1938, East Brentwood provides Fire, Rescue & ALS level EMS protection to a mixed residential/commercial district including the Exit 55 portion of the Long Island Expressway. Forty five volunteers answer an average of 900-1,000 alarms annually including numerous mutual aid requests to two of the busiest fire & EMS districts in Suffolk County.









Engine 3-3-1 - 2001 Pierce Lance 1500 gpm/750 gal.

Responding first due to structure fires & mutual aid requests, this rig is also equipped with a full set of Holmatro extrication tools in keeping with the department’s cross training. The brow sports the nickname “Little Gene” in conjunction with a memorial plate on the cab dedicated to the memory of Ex-Chief/Commissioner Eugene Ciabattari who was lost in 2000 after a work related LODD. May his service & dedication to the East Brentwood Fire Department never be forgotten.

Squad 3-3-5 (“All Squad, No Engine”) - 2011 Pierce Impel 1500 gpm/750 gal.

Entering service in January 2012, this well rounded rig is designed to operate primarily as a heavy rescue as well as a truck company and as a third engine. Replacing a 1995 Pierce Saber walk-around heavy rescue, this rig is designed around East Brentwood’s cross trained firefighters to handle all fire & rescue responses. Click here to see a complete profile of this rig and its’ impressive capabilities.

Special thanks to Asst. Chief Rick Lederer for arranging this visit & Lt. Rob Ciabattari for his tremendous assistance in positioning the rigs & providing background information on the department and its’ apparatus.

East Brentwood operates their entire fleet of two engines, a squad, two ALS equipped ambulances, EMS first responder and several utility vehicles from this eight bay firehouse.

Above photo courtesy of

Lt. R. Ciabattari, EBFD

The small winch mounted under the captain’s seat in the patient compartment is used in conjunction with the bariatric stretcher rated to 1,600 pounds and the folding loading ramps to reduce the potential for injury to rescuers.