Engine 15 is housed at CBX property and is first due to the terminal, multiple warehouses, and hotels.
About this creation
Engine 15 is built on a 4x4 Seagrave Marauder II chassis so that it can access hard to reach areas. There is also a 250 gpm bumper monitor for rapid extinguishment.
Engine 15 is staffed by four firefighters who are trained in not only fire, rescue, and EMS, but also ARFF.
All compartments open to reveal storage for fire and rescue equipment.
Firefighters can access the aerial device from either side of the rig.
The rear compartment stores ground ladders and the 4 in LDH.
Because of its specialized mission, Engine 15 is setup quite differently as compared to the normal Castle Beach Fire Department engine company.
Castle Beach also opted to add prepiped master streams on both sides of the apparatus as exposure protection is one of the many roles that Engine 15 must perform.
Officer’s side of the apparatus will store the Holmatro extraction equipment.
Engine 15 is one of two quints that the department operates (the other is Engine 10).
The Meanstick can be raised to 75 ft in the air! When thoroughly supplied, Engine 15 can flow more than 4000 gpm through the master streams and multiple hand lines!
Station 15 currently consists of ALS 15 (left) and Engine 15 (right).
Castle Beach Fire Department Engine 15 is a unique apparatus in the department as it is one of two quintuple combinations that the department operates (other is E10). The reason that a full ladder was chosen over an elevated master stream was to provide maximum exposure protection for their district which includes the main terminal for CBX, multiple high-rise hotels, and a variety of warehouses. Engine 15 will also be first due to the multiple interstates that converge near CBX, adding to the workload that Station 15 sees on a regular basis. Previously, Station 10 used to handle all these calls, but since they are located some distance from high-hazard areas, Castle Beach Fire Dept opted to add an additional station at the opposite side of the airport to decrease response times. Engine 15 and ALS 15 are housed at Station 15 with plans to add another ALS Ambulance in the near future.
2019 Seagrave Marauder II Quintuple Combination on a 4x4 chassis
75’ Meanstick with 500 lb tipload
Cummins X12 475-hp engine
Code 3 lighting
B&M Super Chief siren
Motorola Spectra siren
Grover air horns
Waterous CMU 2250 gpm two-stage pump
250 gpm bumper mounted monitor
Dual pre-piped master streams
400 gal water
20 gal Class A foam
60 gal Class B foam
500 ft of 4” LDH
400 ft of 2.5” hose
400 ft of 1.75” hose
400 ft of 1.5” hose
400 ft of 1” hose
100 ft of booster hose
2000 gpm Stang monitor
Certified ALS non-transport
Holmatro EVO 3 extraction equipment
Absorbent for spills