The ICFD's command van is a 2009 Ford E-350 cargo van. The interior is equipped with cabinets and shelves for reference material storage. A work desk with extra radios allows enough room for the incident commander and one assistant, so a fire scene can be managed from a central location. The van, which is headquartered at Station 1, is operated by the on-duty battalion chief. The command van responds to all structure calls and vehicle accidents where there is potential for rescue. Occasionally, the on-duty battalion chief is called upon to provide a command post for one of the county mutual aid departments. The command van was placed in service at Station 1 in September 2009.
Engine 1 is a 2009 Pierce Impel pumper. Engine 1 is built with Pierce Ultimate Configuration (PUC), which incorporates a smaller, light-weight pump for easier operation and more room for compartment space. Dimensions: 10'7" high, 32' long, 9'6" wide, weighing 46,500 pounds. The pump is a 1,500 GPM single-stage and the engine carries 750 gallons of water and 30 gallons of structural firefighting foam. This engine is equipped with an on-board 8.0 kW hydraulic generator for powering lights and equipment. The PUC design also offers lower attack line beds for easier access. Other features include side roll protection, frontal air bags, seat belt sensing system, and roll-up doors. Independent front suspension gives the occupants a smooth ride. The engine is designed to carry up to five firefighters. Engine 1 was placed in service at Station 1 in September 2009.
The Iowa City Fire Department purchased a 2011 Pierce Velocity pumper with a 75 foot aerial ladder. This apparatus is also called a “Quint,” due to its aerial ladder giving it extra capabilities.The Quint is equipped with a 1500 gallons per minute pump and carries 500 gallons of water. It also carries a full complement of hose and ground ladders, and some light rescue equipment. The Quint is also equipped with safety systems to enhance firefighter safety. Quint 2 was placed in service at Station 2 in December 2011.
Engine 3 is a 2008 Pierce Impel pumper. Dimensions: 10'7" high, 32' long, and 9'6" wide, weighing 46,500 pounds. Engine 3 is equipped with a smaller, light-weight pump, capable of pumping 1,500 GPM, carrying 750 gallons of water and 30 gallons of structural firefighting foam. Engine 3 features side roll protection, frontal air bags, and a seat belt sensing system. In addition, the engine is equipped with an independent front suspension, providing a smoother ride, and an on-board 8.0 kW hydraulic generator for powering lights and equipment. Engine 3 was placed in-service at Station 3 in February 2009.
The Iowa City Fire Department purchased a 2011 Pierce Impel pumper with the Pierce Ultimate Configuration (PUC). The pumper is equipped with a 1500 gallons per minute pump. It carries 750 gallons of water and the usual complement of hose and ground ladders, along with some light rescue equipment. The pumper is equipped with state-of-the-art safety systems, such as seat belt warnings with frontal and side air bags. The cab is built to accommodate four firefighters. Engine 4 was placed in-service at Station 4 in October 2011.
Truck 1 is a 2006 Pierce Dash, 100' aerial platform. It has a 2000 GPM single-stage pump and carries 200 gallons of water. Dimensions: 47' long, 11'9" high, and 9'6" wide, weighing 73,400 pounds. Truck 1 has independent front suspension, which gives the occupants a smoother ride. The cab is designed to carry six firefighters. Safety systems include side roll protection, frontal airbag system, and a seat belt sensing system. Truck 1 is equipped with a camera on the truck so the driver can see what's behind. Compartment doors are roll-up so the doors don't protrude into the lane of travel. Truck 1 is equipped with an on-board 15.0 kW hydraulic generator, which is used to power lights and equipment at an emergency scene. At an emergency scene, the Truck 1 crew is responsible for rescue, forcible entry, ventilation, fire cause determination, and fire suppression. Truck 1 was placed in-service at Station 1 in May 2006.
Rescue 4 is a 2010 Pierce Impel Heavy Duty Rescue truck. It is fully equipped to respond to a variety of technical rescue emergencies, such as confined space, vehicle extrication, water rescue, high angle rope rescue, and trench rescue, as well as emergency medical services incidents. The rescue truck is equipped with the latest in occupant safety features, including rollover protection, frontal and side air bags, seat belt alarms, and state-of-the-art siren and emergency warning light systems. There is a telescoping flood light, and an air cascade system for re-filling self-contained breathing apparatus. Rescue 4 was placed in-service at Station 4 in August 2010.
Fire Station 1
410 E. Washington St.
Iowa City, IA 52240
Fire Station 2
301 Emerald St.
Iowa City, IA 52246
Fire Station 3
2001 Lower Muscatine Rd.
Iowa City, IA 52240
Fire Station 4
2008 Dubuque Rd.
Iowa City, IA 52245