Organized in 1888, East Moriches provides Fire & Rescue protection to a residential/commercial response area with considerable historic significance.  Eighty three volunteers (including 50 active interior firefighters) answer an average of 200 alarms including mutual aid truck company & RIT response.

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Ladder 5-7-5 - 2000 Spartan/Smeal 85’/1500 gpm/400 gal.

This rig is assigned as the second due truck to numerous surrounding mutual aid districts (including those with large “McMansions”). Seating eight (5 with SCBA), it is equipped with both 150’ & 200’ 1-3/4” pre-connects, a 200’ 2-1/2” rear attack line carried in a “dead lay”, 800’ of 5” LDH supply line and a small complement of ground ladders suited for EMFD’s largely residential response area.

Engine 5-7-4 - 2003 Spartan/Smeal 1500 gpm/1000 gal.

Responding first due for structural fire attack, this rig which seats eight (5 with SCBA) features an 8 KW generator and a mini light tower. Its’ equipment complement includes 1000’ of 5” LDH supply line, 300’ of 3” leader line with a gated wye for stretching attack lines on long driveways, a spare 100’ length of 1-3/4” (for use with “the driveway load”), a thermal imager, four gas meter, assorted saws (K-12, Cutters Edge & chain), foam eductor (for mop-up operations), a total of 8 SCBA and a Class D extinguisher (for use in local metal work shops). The front bumper is equipped with a modified version of the “Kentland load” allowing a “quick break” to provide a car fire hand line ranging from 50-150’. Assigned as the designated mutual aid engine for RIT response, the rig’s crew is often “put to work” as the second engine due to their rapid response.

Engine 5-7-3 - 2000 Spartan/Smeal 1500 gpm/750 gal.

Originally a demonstrator (EMFD’s entire fleet consists of former demonstrator apparatus), this rig operated as the department’s rescue engine until the arrival of their first dedicated heavy rescue in 2014. It is outfitted with a 40 gallon Class A foam cell, 10kw generator, a full size light tower and On-Spot chains (a feature supplied for its’ purpose as a demonstrator). Now serving as a back-up rescue engine, it is outfitted with a portable Hurst pump mounted to a pre-connected spreader and cutter as well as Dewalt cordless hand tools. As a demonstrator rig, it was set up with a walkway showcasing the availability of a top mount pump panel - as the dept. preferred a side mount pump panel, they had a storage box fabricated and installed on the walkway to house rescue struts and other extrication gear. As this rig now responds as the second due engine for fire attack, it is equipped with two 200’ 1-3/4” pre-connects (with the first 50 feet bundled in the “Cincinnati Load” - see below), a 200’ 2-1/2” attack line, 1,200’ of 5” LDH supply line as well as a 100’ foam line supplied by Class B foam pails.

A portion of the original firehouse from the 1930’s stands to the far right while the newer portion housing the entire fleet was built in the 1970’s after a fire destroyed most of the building.

Despite lower call volume, EMFD prides itself on being a progressive department that likes to be “different” (one might even say “unyque”). An example of this forward thinking is their hose loads which utilize the “Cincinnati Load” on their pre-connects allowing the nozzleman to take the first 50’ length, drop it at the door and easily flake it out without creating “spaghetti”. The front bumper hose load (used primarily for car fires) is a modified version of the “Kentland Load” allowing the bumper line to be easily broken into a 50, 100 or 150 foot length based on the situation at hand.