SouthWest Bell County VFD
Ding Dong, TX 76542
Command 1 is our Incident Command Vehicle which is driven by our Chief.
This rig carries multiple tools and a medical bag, and the rear is set up to be a in-field Incident Command Office.
The Chief responds to all large incidents including vehicle accidents, traumas, and fires.
The small size and quickness helps to get our Chief on scene quickly to assess the situation and further guide incoming units.
Engine 1 is our front line Structural fire fighting rig.
Acquired with the cooperation of the Texas Forest Service, and built by Rosenbaum, this rig is equipped with a 1000 gallon water tank, foam tank system, a deck mounted water cannon, and a 1250 GPM stage 2 pump.
Engine 1 is “first-out” for all structure fires or hazmat incidents.
Engine 2 is our first out for car accidents and motor vehicles incidents. It also backs up Engine 1 for structural fire fighting.
This rig is a 2005 Freightliner with a M2 Chassis, seating 5 personnel. It is equipped with a 1,000 gallon water tank and a 1,250 GPM single stage pump, and all equipment necessary for structure fire fighting including a PP fan, NP fan, hand tools, generator, two LED light towers, chainsaw, K12, hose, and multiple air packs and air tanks.
Engine 2 holds equipment for any type of rescue situation, includes EMS equipment, rescue ropes, combination Hurst tools, hand tools, This rig is our “first-out” for all car fires and it responds to all priority calls including EMS, vehicle accidents, rescues, grass fires for water supply, and structure fires.
Booster 3 is one of our two quick attack booster trucks. It is a 2008 Ford F-350 4×4 single cab, seating two personnel.
This truck is equipped with 300 gallon water tank and a 250 GPM stage 1 pump, 150ft red line hose, chainsaw, and hand tools.
Booster 3 is our first out for any type of wild/grass fires. It is small and quick for a fast response.
Booster 7 is the second of our two quick attack booster trucks. It is a brand new piece to our fleet, kinda. This rig use to be our old Rescue 6, which was donated to our department in 2003 from the Texas Forestry Service.
After a 10 year agreement was met the rig was signed over to the department and was dismantled and turned into Booster 7 with another $18,000 grant from the Texas Forestry Service for a brand new custom rear skid unit.
Booster 7 is a 2003 Ford F-550 4×4 Single cab, seating 2 personnel. It is equipped with a 400 gallon water tank with 10 gallon foam tank attached, 250 GPM stage 1 pump with foaming capabilities, chainsaw, and hand tools.
This is usually our third out for all grass/wildland fires.
Utility 5 is our basic supply unit. It is a 2007 Ford F-150 seating 5, it is equipped with tools and personnel for any major call.
Utility 5 is used for basic utility needs, supply runs for calls and the station, personnel transportation during long calls, and transportation to training and classes out side of our area.
Rescue 6 is the most used unit in our fleet. It is a 2015 Ford F-550 Extended Cab 4×4 seating 4 personnel. It is equipped with all necessary EMS equipment, Jaws of Life Hurst Spreader Cutter and Ram, Chainsaw, Cribbing, Hand tools, and a 250 Gallon Water tank with a 250 GPM stage 1 pump.
Rescue 6 responds to all EMS and rescue-related calls. It is our most used unit by far, due to the our call volume being 75% EMS related.
With this unit we are able to supply our area with a fast and reliable response to all emergencies.
Tanker 4 is the largest rig in our fleet. It is a 1996 Freightliner Day Cab Line Haul old Army Truck, equipped with a 5,000 Gallon Water tank with a 400 GPM High Volume Pump.
Tanker 4 is the most important piece of our fleet for all fire calls, due to the low number of fire hydrants in our fire area.
Tanker 4 is one of only two 5,000 gallon tankers in Bell County and is classified as a “portable fire hydrant”.
It is used throughout Bell county and surrounding counties for water supply. With this unit, we supply our fire area with a much needed supply of water.
Brush 8 is our “Work Horse” unit. It is a 1996 AM General 925 Series 5 ton 6×6 old Air Force truck, seating two personnel.
This rig is equipped with 1250 Gallon water tank, 250 GPM stage 1 pump, a 20,000 lbs/10 ton front winch, chainsaw, and hand tools. Brush 8 is a highly used and highly important piece of our fleet.
Due to our massive coverage area that is heavily wooded with cedar trees and impassable with regular trucks, this rig is our “bulldozer” and allows us to tear through these areas and get to fires deep inside the woods.
This rig is large in size and carries ALOT of water so it is not very fast but don’t let it fool you, it is very powerful!
Brush 9 is our latest addition; a reconditioned 5 ton beast, refurbished with the assistance of a TFS grant, and also seats two personnel.
This rig is equipped with 1250 Gallon water tank, 250 GPM stage 1 pump, chainsaw, and hand tools. It has 2 deck attack lines, 1 reel mounted attack line, a front bumper remote controlled water cannon, and front bumper spray nozzles to cut it’s own path into the “black”.
Brush 9 is our first out wildfire apparatus, assisting the Boosters.