RFPD Apparatus Fleet

RFPD apparatus are classified according to the functions they perform. The apparatus deployed by the District all have specific functions ranging from pumping water to carrying advanced life support equipment. Most of the apparatus in the RFPD Fleet also serve secondary functions in support of emergency services operations. While Firefighters, Emergency Medical Technicians, and members are our most valuable asset, RFPD apparatus are also an important component of the District’s service delivery mission. The RFPD believes a well functioning apparatus fleet is one of the keys to successful fire and emergency services operations. 


Engine 1 is the newest member of our fleet. It is a 2021 Sutphen with a 1000-gallon water tank, 20-gallon foam tank and 1500-gallon per minute pump with side mount controls. The front bumper has a quick attack hose tray with a foam discharge outlet and front suction intake with a pre-attached hard suction.  The cab can carry 5 members and the rig sports all LED scene and warning lights. This apparatus carries a full complement of fire attack equipment, thermal imager camera, multi-gas detection equipment and battery powered positive pressure fan. Engine 1 is our first out engine for any fire related incident or alarm.

Engine 2 is a 2007 Pierce with a 1000-gallon water tank, 1250-gallon per minute pump with top mount controls and 4-person cab. The front bumper has a quick attack hose tray and front suction intake with a pre-attached hard suction. This apparatus carries a full complement of fire attack equipment and basic (BLS) EMS medical equipment. Engine 2 has an on board 10 kilowatt PTO driven generator with halogen scene lighting. Engine 2 is utilized as a second out engine for any fire related incident or alarm. This apparatus is first out for mutual aid fire responses and second out for motor vehicle accidents (MVA) within our district.


Tender 2 is a 2009 Toyne/Kenworth engine/tender with a 3000-gallon water tank, 1000-gallon per minute pump with side mount controls and 2-person cab. This apparatus carries a 3000-gallon folding tank, rear dump valve, full complement of fire attack equipment, extension ladders and large diameter hose. Tender 2 is utilized as second out for in district fire responses, and first out for mutual aid fire tender responses.


Squad 1 is a 2012 Chevrolet Suburban EMS Response vehicle capable of carrying 4 members. The Extendo-Bed EMS and Equipment storage slide out bed allows us to carry a full complement of advanced and basic (ALS/BLS) EMS equipment and basic forcible entry tools. This apparatus sports all LED warning lights and a Mobile Data Computer (MDC) to view details of the call. Squad 1 is utilized as first out for any EMS related incident both in district and for mutual aid requests. 

Squad 2 is a 2018 Ford F-250 crew cab pick-up truck. This vehicle carries traffic warning signs, traffic cones and a small accompaniment of hand tools. Squad 2 is utilized as a utility vehicle for fire scene equipment, transportation of manpower to and around incident scenes, used to control traffic for lines down incidents and transport members to various trainings and meetings.

Squad 3 is a 2004 EVI/International 16’ walk-in rescue vehicle. It can carry 2 members in the front cab and 4 members in the bench seat area in the rear cab. This apparatus carries a full complement of extrication equipment, ventilation equipment, rescue tools and basic (BLS) EMS medical equipment. Squad 3 is equipped with a portable 10,000 lb. winch capable of use from 3 sides of the apparatus, an HVAC controlled crew area for use as rehab or command center, a 4-cylinder air cascade system, a 30-kilowatt PTO driven generator, a 20’ extendable scene lighting tower, thermal imaging camera (TIC), multi-gas detection equipment and vehicle stabilization equipment. Squad 3 is utilized as first out for any motor vehicle accident (MVA) related incident, water rescue and CO alarm calls within the district. This apparatus is also first out for mutual aid MVA related incidents and third out for any in district fire related incidents for scene lighting, SCBA refills, rehab use.

Brush Trucks

Brush 1 is a 1999 Ford F-550 4-wheel drive brush quick attack unit with a 2-person cab. This vehicle is equipped with a 400-gallon water tank, 250-gallon per minute pump, hose reel, side mounted grass fire whip lines and front bumper mounted cab-controlled monitor. This apparatus has pump and roll capabilities and carries a full complement of brush/field fire equipment. Brush 1 is utilized as first out for any brush/field fire incidents and lines down incidents within district. It is also first out for mutual aid brush/field fire related incidents.

Brush 2 is a 1989 Towers/International brush-support unit with 2-person cab. This vehicle is equipped with a 1000-gallon water tank, 1000-gallon per minute front mount pump with pump and roll capabilities, hose reel and 5000-watt diesel generator. Brush 2 carries a full complement of brush/field fire support  equipment and water resupply equipment for brush operations. Retired from being second out engine upon the delivery of new Engine 1, Brush 2 is utilized as second out for any brush/field fire related incidents.

Other Apparatus

Boat 1 is a 1986 16’ Jon boat with 25 HP Evinrude outboard motor. This apparatus carries a full complement of water rescue equipment, stokes basket, dragging equipment and 12-volt scene lighting. Boat 1 is utilized as a support unit for any water related incidents and response to any rescue situation for high water type calls. It is also put in service for any mutual aid water related incident calls.

The jeep is a 1947 Willys Jeep.  This was the first apparatus purchased by the district.  It has been restored to it’s current condition and is used for public relations and parades.

Rochester Fire Protection District Firehouse

The Rochester Fire Protection District Firehouse represents a first step towards the future for the RFPD. Built in 2003 at a cost of 1.4 million dollars, the firehouse is designed to provide public service for the next sixty years. There is room for public use, education, training, administration, and facilities for housing full-time firefighters. The firehouse has sixteen bays to allow storage of District apparatus, a communications room, a shop, and a utility room to support fire, emergency medical services, and rescue missions. The firehouse is a public building that is available for meetings related to civic organizations and public tours.