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Engine/Pumper & Quint Companies
With the use of Compressed Air Foam System (CAFS) Pumpers or Engines and Quints, the Department has embraced the most advanced firefighting technologies to date.

Staffed with paramedics, the Engines and Quints are also capable of providing Advanced Life Support (ALS) when dispatched to emergency medical calls. ALS equipment and medications carried on board allow the paramedics to stabilize a sick or injured person until a transport ambulance arrives.
  Photo of RFD Engine 1
Photo of RFD Engine 2
Heavy Rescue Unit / Truck 4 
The Heavy Rescue Unit is a 100 foot aerial truck that carries all the specialized tools and equipment for Special Operations Team needs.

  Photo of RFD Special Operations Vehicle
Brush 6
Brush 6 is a 4X4 utility truck with a skid mount suppression unit and is used for fighting grass fires. It is also used to tow special operations and hazardous material decontamination support trailers.
  Photo of RFD Brush 6 vehicle
Mobile Intensive Care Units or Ambulances
Richardson Fire Department has five 14-foot Frazer built    Type 1 Ambulances mounted on a Dodge 4500 Chassis.  These ambulances are equipped with the latest Advanced Life Support equipment.
  Photo of a Mobile Intensive Care Unit
Rescue 4
Rescue 4 is a Frazer built utility unit used to carry and support equipment for the Technical Rescue Team.
 
Fire 1 Investigation/Rehab/Education Unit
Fire 1 is a retired Mobil Intensive Care Unit used to transport equipment and supplies for fire investigations, firefighters and fire education.
  Photo of Fire 1 Investigation Rehab and Education vehicle
Parade Engine 1
Parade Engine 1 is a restored 1982 American LaFrance Century Series Pumper used for parades and funerals.
  Photo of RFD Parade Engine 1