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Engine 551

2004 Pierce Contender Custom Pumper
1250 GPM Pump
1000 Gallon WaterTank
Compressed Air Foam System – CAFS
6-Person Cab

Engine 551, a Pierce Contender Custom Pumper was purchased new in 2004. The engine was built to the specifications of the Double Oak Volunteer Fire Department by Pierce Manufacturing in Bradenton, FL. The engine was designed with safety and efficiency in mind. It carries 1000 gallons of water inside its onboard water tank. The pump on the engine is rated at 1,250 gallons per minute. Engine 551 features seating for up to six firefighters and carries a full complement of firefighting equipment including hose, hand tools, SCBA, vehicle extrication tools, ladders, and more!

The engine is a joy to operate as all functions are easy to handle. E-551 is also fully stocked for medical emergency response. There is an onboard generator and lighting system enabling us to provide scene lighting during nighttime incidents as well as provide power to electric tools and equipment. Several of our members traveled to the Pierce plant in Bradenton, FL for final inspection. Engine 551 was also featured at the Fire Department Instructors Conference (FDIC) in Indianapolis, IN during the first week of May 2004. Following the FDIC conference, Double Oak firefighters brought the pumper home and it was readied for service. Acquisition of the current Engine 551 allowed the retirement of the previous 1991 model, which now serves in a front line capacity with the Lake Tanglewood Volunteer Fire Department near Amarillo, TX. 

Engine 552

2009 Pierce Contender Custom Pumper
1250 GPM Pump
1000 Gallon WaterTank
Compressed Air Foam System – CAFS
6-Person Cab

The new E552 is similar to our E551 in that it is able to pump 1250 gallons of water per minute and has a 1000-gallon onboard water tank.  Additionally, 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. E552 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).  Pursuant to our desire to standardize our fleet, both trucks are set up very similar inside and out.

Having 2 engines provides DOVFD the means for one to engine attack 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 keep an engine company in town staffed for response. E552 carries 6 firefighters safely in the cab.  This engine replaced the 1999 Spartan pumper.

Engine 552
Brush 551

Brush 551

2009 Ford F550 4X4
200 GPM Pump
250 Gallon WaterTank
Class A Foam
3+ Person Extended Cab

Brush 551 is a 2009 model Ford F-550 4×4. Its primary function is to respond to grass and brush fires and is our first out apparatus on all medical emergencies. It carries a full supply of medical equipment including oxygen, airway supplies, bandaging supplies, backboard, and an AED (Automatic Defibrillator). Brush 551 also carries wildland firefighting equipment including hose and hand tools. The brush truck features an on-board water tank holding 250 gallons of water. It is also equipped with a Class A Foam system.

The pump on Brush 551 is an 18-hp pump rated at 200 gallons per minute.  Again, in an effort to be consistent, the pump operates similar to the one on Brush 552. An Elkhart Sidewinder Monitor Nozzle was fitted to Brush 551’s bumper. It is remotely controlled from inside the cab using a joystick and easily allows water to flow on the fire while the vehicle is moving. DOVFD purchased a new Lifepac 1000 AED for this first out medical squad and a chain saw for clearing trees from roads.

Brush 552

2009 Ford F550 4X4
200 GPM Pump
300 Gallon WaterTank
Class A Foam
3+ Person Extended Cab

Double Oak Brush 552 is also a 2009 Ford F-550.  Brush 552 is our first out on all brush/grass fires. This project was built “in-house” by members of DOVFD! Funded in part by CoServ electric cooperative. The bed and 300-gallon skid unit were funded years ago and installed on a 1990 chassis donated by the Texas Forest Service and Flower Mound FD. In June 2009, CoServe provided an additional grant to purchase the 2009 Ford cab. The extended cab offers additional room for sensitive EMS gear as well as seating for a 3rd firefighter to ride along with gear for all 3 firefighters.

The water monitor mounted on the front bumper is controlled from the cab with a joystick, thus firefighters can fight grass fires from the safety of the cab. An 8,000-pound winch is mounted on front but can also be used off the rear of the truck. Recently DOVFD purchased a new chain saw for clearing trees from roads.