Dive Rescue 4-4-23 - 1993 Freightliner FL80/Saulsbury

Replaced in 2011 with the rig shown above, the department retained this rig for use by the dive team. It now responds to water and ice rescues providing a suit-up area for the divers while enroute.

Organized in 1935, the Nesconset FD provides Fire, Rescue & ALS level EMS protection to a mixed residential/commercial district. Operating from two stations, 130 volunteers respond to an average of 1,900 fire & rescue alarms annually.








Heavy Rescue 4-4-9 - 2011 Spartan Gladiator/CustomFire

The first CustomFire brand apparatus operated among Long Island’s 181 FD’s, this walk-in style heavy rescue measures in at 39 feet 5 inches long. The cab which seats six is equipped with a command desk with multiple radios while the walk-in body features a 35kw generator, 3,000 watt light tower, an on-board oxygen system for rehab operations and a custom compartment on the officer’s side for FAST (Firefighter Assist & Search Team) equipment including a Stokes basket. Responding first due to auto accidents and mutual aid FAST assignments, it is equipped with two Holmatro pumps powering four extrication tools (side & bumper mounted) as well as Dewalt battery powered hand tools.

Special thanks to Ex-Chief Michael Wichtendahl for providing background information on the department and its’ operations.