Engine 8-1-1 - 1992 Pierce Dash 1000 gpm/1000 gal.

Engine 8-1-3 1981 GMC 7000/Emergency One/Allegheny 500 gpm/750 gal.

Operating as the department’s rescue engine, it carries Hurst extrication tools.

Organized in 1895 as Poquatuck Hook & Ladder Co.# 1, the Orient Fire Department provides Fire, Rescue & ALS level EMS protection to the easternmost point on Long Island’s North Shore. Operating from one station, fifty volunteers answer an average of 120 alarms annually.

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Tanker 8-1-2 - 1988 Mack R/Ward 79 Ltd. 1250 gpm/3000 gal.

Tanker 8-1-4 - 1978 Ford L9000/Saulsbury 750 gpm/2500 gal.

In a testament to its’ age, this rig is equipped with “subway strap” handrails on the rear step.

Engine 8-1-7 - 1990 Segrave 1500 gpm/750 gal.

Formerly serving Riverhead (LI, NY), this was the first 10 man tilt cab ever constructed by Seagrave.

Special thanks to Chief Joe Wysocki for arranging this visit as well as Asst. Chief Haas for his assistance in positioning the rigs and providing background information on the department.

“Old School” - Not quite what you would expect to see on a tanker, these “subway strap” handrails on the rear step are more reminiscent of a 1950’s FDNY engine.