2009 Pierce Contender Custom Pumper
1250 GPM Pump
1000 Gallon WaterTank
Compressed Air Foam System - CAFS
DOVFD Engine 552 is a 2009 1250 gpm pumper with 1000 gallon onboard water tank and 20 gallons of class A foam. This engine replaced the 1999 Spartan pumper. The new E552 is very similar to our E551 in that it has an onboard air compressor that provides "CAFS" or compressed air foam. This is state of the art fire suppression that provides water/foam/air mixture at 5x expansion rate compared to plain water. E2 also has an onboard Honda generator and 3 quartz scene lights, hydraulic "JAWS" rescue tools, multi-gas detector, chain saw and EMS equipment including an defibrillator (AED). In an effort to standardize our fleet, both trucks are set up very similar inside and out.
Having 2 engines provides DOVFD a means of one engine attacking a fire and the 2nd engine providing water supply by laying a supply line or shuttling water. We are also able to assist neighboring communities via mutual aid and still keep an engine company in town staffed for response. E552 carries 6 firefighters safely in the cab.