Emporium Fire Dept, Cameron County
By DARIN SMITH, Correspondent | March 28, 2021 | PENNSYLVANIA
Story No. 032821107
Photo by Darin Smith/Truck 18 PhotographyEngine 14-2 is this 1996 KME Renegade with a 2017 Shore Equipment refurb. It previously had a white-over-red paint scheme and has a 1250 pump, 750 water and 250 foam.
Photo by Darin Smith/Truck 18 PhotographyTanker 14 is a 2000 International-2674/KME with a 2016 Shore Equipment refurb, also previously was white-over-red. It has a 500 pump and 2500 water.
Photo by Darin Smith/Truck 18 PhotographyRescue 14-1 is a 2011 KME Panther with a 1500 pump, 750 water and 25 foam, plus a full complement of rescue equipment.
Photo by Darin Smith/Truck 18 PhotographyThis 2014 Ford F-550/Shore Equipment runs as Brush 14. It has a portable pump, 300 water and on board foam.
Photo by Darin Smith/Truck 18 PhotographyThis 2015 Ford F-350 operates as Utility 14.
Photo by Darin Smith/Truck 18 PhotographyThe newest addition to the fleet is this 2020 Rosenbauer Commander, operating as Ladder 14. Having been placed in service in December 2020, it has a 2000 pump, 500 water and a 109' rear-mount ladder.
Photo by Darin Smith/Truck 18 PhotographyThe new Rosenbauer replaced this 1997 KME Renegade 2000/150/102' rear-mount tower.
Photo by Darin Smith/Truck 18 PhotographyThe current Rescue 14-1 replaced this rescue truck, 1990 Ford L/4 Guys, and a 1992 KME Renegade 1250/1000 engine that was almost a twin to the current Engine 14-2.
The Emporium Fire Department in Cameron County is one of only two fire companies in the county, (Sinnamahoning being the other). The 398-square-mile county, with roughly 5,000 residents, is almost all forest, with Emporium being the County seat. The closest mutual aid comes from Saint Mary's in Elk County, at 19 miles away. Sinnamahoning is 22 miles. Even this small town has had it's share of emergencies. Recently having a large sawmill fire, there was a major train derailment several years ago, and a major downtown fire that destroyed almost an entire block. Thank you so much to Chief Adam Johnson, Jacy Langley and Chad Olay for moving rigs around for photos. A class act, out in the wilderness.
This article is a direct street report from our correspondent and has not been edited by the 1st Responder newsroom.