Rescue 5-10-4 - 2012 Pierce Velocity Walk-in Heavy Rescue

Entering service in the Spring of 2012, this rig measures in at a whopping 42’ 11” long making it THE largest heavy rescue operated among Long Island’s 181 fire departments. Having replaced a 2005 Pierce Saber walk-in heavy rescue that was a former demonstrator, it operates not only as a heavy rescue but also as the primary response vehicle for Hagerman when acting as part of the Brookhaven Technical Rescue Taskforce (a multi-department technical rescue team).

Featuring an Onan 30KW PTO generator, light tower and a Warn XD9000i 9,000 lb. portable winch (with rear & side receivers), it is equipped for all disciplines of technical rescue. A full set of T-N-T extrication tools (cutter, spreader, rams & confined space cutter), a 111.5 ton air bag lifting system, 20 ton bottle jacks and casters on wheels (mounted in custom designed brackets) are provided for extrication. In addition, Rescue 4’s impressive equipment complement includes several sets of SCUBA gear, high angle rope rescue gear, hand powered tools (circular & reciprocating saws, a palm nailer, band saw, air gun, grinder & Hilti hammer drills), an assortment of torches (oxy/acetylene, ArcAir & plasma cutter) & confined space rescue equipment including a communications kit & search camera. Shoring and other large scale cutting equipment for establishing cutting stations at building and trench collapse are carried on the technical rescue support trailer shown below.

Special thanks to Ex-Chief Frank Guarino for arranging this photo shoot & Commissioner/Ex-Chief Louie Valentino for his assistance with positioning the rigs & providing background information. Special thanks are also extended to Lt. Ralph Lettieri Jr. for his assistance in positioning Hagerman’s newest apparatus & providing detailed specifications on Rescue 4.

Fire Police 5-10-8 - 2007 Ford E-450/Braun

Assigned to Fire Police for traffic control, this rig’s walk-in box was remounted on a new chassis in 2007.

Hagerman operates two watercraft for water/ice/dive rescue including this inflatable boat and a 2010 custom 26 foot Thomas Marine aluminum hull rescue boat with twin 200 HP motors & 300 GPM pump.








Technical Rescue 5-10-15 - 2009 Ford/22’ Cargo Express Trailer

The utility truck is equipped with a front mounted winch, portable generator & power lift while the trailer features a full set of Paratech rescue struts, trench/building collapse equipment & shoring. Hagerman is an active member department of the Brookhaven Technical Rescue Taskforce, a consortium of depts. within the 5th Division of Suffolk County that train and respond cooperatively to all technical rescue incidents. This approach reduces the manpower burden on the primary responding department by supplying highly trained, well equipped rescuers for all disciplines of technical rescue (high angle, collapse, trench, water/ice/dive, etc).

A notable incident Hagerman responded to occurred in April of 2008 in the neighboring town of Patchogue. A male victim suffered a brain aneurysm while driving, crossed through a busy intersection of Montauk Highway and struck a Kentucky Fried Chicken fast food restaurant causing a structural collapse of the facade pinning his vehicle. Hagerman quickly responded, stabilized the building and removed the victim (in conjunction with other rescuers including members of the Brookhaven TRT) who was successfully treated at the regional trauma center.

Antique - 1938 American LaFrance

Purchased in 1938 for $6,800.00, this was Hagerman’s first new rig.