Rescue 5-8-7 - 2001 American LaFrance

Equipped with Res-Q-Tec extrication tools, this rig previously carried it’s original 85 pound Blackhawk extrication tool (for nostalgic reasons), a device that was designed for use in auto body repair work.  

Special thanks to Ex-Chief Jeff Frey for his assistance in positioning the apparatus for photos and providing background information on the department and it’s’ rigs.

Stumpjumper 5-8-12 - 1972 AM General/Chivvis 350 gpm/1000 gal.

Reportedly the tallest “stumpjumper” on Eastern Long Island, the pump is powered independently by a 3 cycle John Deere generator allowing “pump & roll” operations.

Rescue 5-8-8 - 1982 Ford “C”/Yankee Coach

Previously serving as the department’s heavy rescue, it now assigned water/ice rescue & fire police (traffic control) duties. Anyone notice the home air conditioner installed in the walk-in box by the dept’s members?

The predecessor to the current 5-8-12, this battle scarred workhorse was literally the “first in, last out” stumpjumper during the 1995 Sunrise Wildfires, the second largest fire in New York State history. It has since been donated to the Brookhaven Town Firemen’s Museum where it is awaiting refurbishment.

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Copyright 2009 Tom Rinelli

Copyright 2009 Tom Rinelli

Copyright 2009 Tom Rinelli

Copyright 2009 Tom Rinelli