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Rescue 6 of the NLRFD - A 2018 Pierce/ Freightliner Apparatus
Delivered new on November 9, 2018
Freightliner M2-106 Chassis Engine: Cummings B6.7 - 360 HP
1250 GPM Waterous, CXC20 Pump (Single Stage) - 500 Gallon Water Tank
Trash Lines on each side of the apparatus (pre-connected)
Q-Tone Siren - Air Horns - Roll Up Doors
David Clark wired headset system - Wheelen Scene Lighting

Warn portable winch - DS Awning
Ample Storage Space for Rescue Equipment
Additional Storage on top of the apparatus
Ground Ladders - Pike Poles - Generator
Large Storage Area for 23 Breathing Air Cannisters

Hose Bed with 1000 Feet of Fire Hose
Extrication Tools and Equipment

Rescue Equipment, Medical equipment
Overhead Awning for Rehab Purposes

New Rescue 5 (Now Rescue 6)
On Its Arrival At The NLRFD 11-9-2018

Old And New Rescue 5's (R5 is now R6)

Photos of New Rescue 5 on Saturday, November 10, 2018.
This Unit is now Rescue 6.

All Photos by Lee Clark. Please ask permission to use any photo.

CLICK on any photo above for a larger image.

This Heavy Rescue/Pumper can delivery 1250 GPM through its Hale Pump. It has a 500 gallon booster tank.  Extrication equipment, rescue equipment, medical equipment as well as several hundred feet of supply hose, two "trash lines" consisting of 100 feet each of 1 3/4" attack line, and ground ladders, and 23 individual air tanks scene are all features of this new multi-mission apparatus.   Since 1992,  a Rescue Apparatus has run out of Station 5.  The crew consists of a Captain and a Lieutenant (driver). The company was known as Rescue 80 until August, 2005, when it was renamed as Rescue 5. It was recently renamed Rescue 6 upon the opening of new Station 6.

     This station was originally the Park Hill Volunteer Fire Department's headquarters. It is the oldest station in the city, and is
considered an historic building.  The first pumper I remember in this station was the '41 Ford/American La France.  It even still
had the "Park Hill" gold lettering on the body when I found the truck in 1977.    (See the link to the NLR On Line Fire Museum.) 
After the pump became inoperable on the '42 Ford,  the 1939 Seagrave came to Station 5 as a reserve until the '59 La France
arrived new at Station 5. The '59 was swapped with Engine 3's '47 American La France, after a while so that the 1000 GPM
Pumper was in the downtown area. The '78 Ford/Pierce was the stationed at Park Hil, until it was transfered to Engine 4 in the
reorganization of the N.L.R.F.D.

(Thanks to Mrs. Gretchen Spinelli for the above photo.)

BLACKIE with Bob Van Tuyle when he was stationed at Park Hill. One of the most memorable facts about Station 5
was their Mascot - a dog named "Blackie."Blackie lived at the station for many years. When the fire bell sounded,
Blackie bounded for the old '41 Ford and jumped on top of the hose bed, ready to make the

Interesting Facts about Station 5 and Company Number 5: The first apparatus to carry the "Number 5" in the N.L.R.F.D.
was a Ford Panel Van, which was a 1939 or 1940 model. It had a Panama Pump Company 6 GPM Pump which ran
off of the fan belt. There was a 100 gallon booster tank installed. The unit was used to fight grass fires and to deliver
goods to Department "Substations." (The bill of sale from Panama Pump Company is still in existence.)

Click HERE For Information & Photos of The 2004 International/ Ferrara
(Former Rescue 5/Current Standby Rescue 1)