Lawrence Squad 1
By CHUCK LOWE, Correspondent | August 23, 2020 | MASSACHUSETTS
Story No. 082320110
Photo by Chuck LoweLawrence Squad Co 1
Photo by Chuck LoweErgonomic hose beds, like the one on Squad 1, facilitate access and reduce injuries.
Lawrence Squad 1 operates with a 2020 Pierce Enforcer 1500 GPM rescue pumper. This apparatus replaced the heavy rescue previously designated Rescue 1. This well-designed apparatus carries 750 gallons of water in addition to a compliment of rescue equipment. It allows the Squad to respond on calls that were previously dispatched to Engine 5. When this company was "formed" the city shut down Engine 5. That apparatus became Engine 8, at the Ames St station, that was closed for the past decade.
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