Bay Ridge Apparatus
Our Fire Apparatus are our primary tools in everything fire suppression to EMS to Rescues. Each piece of apparatus has been strategically packed with equipment that allows each vehicle to effectively serve a purpose. Furthermore, they are often the first things that come to mind when the public thinks about the Fire Service. Below, please find links to apparatus descriptions, both currently in service and retired.
Chief’s Vehicles - Driven by our Chief and First Assistant Chief (Charles T. Mellon, Jr. & Patrick W. Mellon, Sr.), these vehicles house first response equipment and communications equipment that allow the vehicles to serve as mobile command centers at incidents.
Mini-Rescues - Serving primarily for first response calls, these heavy-duty pick-up trucks are very effective for prompt response of manpower resources.
Brush Vehicle - Our Brush Truck, B121 is equipped with various tools to quickly access and extinguish various outdoor and wildland fires.
Fire Engines - Most well known type of Fire Apparatus, our engines provide water, firefighting foam, and various hoselines for structural fire extinguishment as well as tools for vehicle extrication and stabilization, ladders, scene lighting, and much more.
Utility Vehicles - These vehicles provide access to incidents not otherwise accessible by our larger apparatus.
See below for photos and description of our retired apparatus.