Carlisle Fire Department
By CHUCK LOWE, Correspondent | December 08, 2020 | MASSACHUSETTS
Story No. 120820106
Photo by Chuck LoweEngine 3 - 2001 E-One Hurricane 1500/1200.
Photo by Chuck LoweEngine 4 - 2007 E-One Cyclone II 1500/439.
Photo by Chuck LoweEngine 5 - 2017 E-One Cyclone 1500/3500.
Photo by Chuck LoweEngine 6 - 2011 International 4x4 / E-One 1250/700.
Photo by Chuck LoweEngine 7 - 1990 E-One Hurricane 1250/3000.
Photo by Chuck LoweLadder 9 - 2001 E-One Cyclone 1500/490/100' Aerial.
Photo by Chuck LoweAmbulance 8 - 2009 Ford F450/Horton (Second Out).
Photo by Chuck LoweCar 2 - 2018 Ford Explorer 4x4 – EMS Fly Car & Fire Prevention.
A dedicated group of volunteers provide Fire and EMS services to the Town of Carlisle under the command of Chief Bryan Sorrows. He became the department's first full time employee a few years back and has since implemented many noticeable and positive changes. This included adding a second ambulance to the fleet and efforts to revive mutual aid agreements. He is proactive and a welcomed change.
The department operates an impressive fleet out of a congested one-story four bay station. This includes five engines, a rear-mount quint, support vehicles and the two ambulances. Two of the Engine Companies are tandem axle tankers, requiring that one of them be stored dry outside because of limited garage space. The department also owns and maintains a pair of antique apparatus.
This article is a direct street report from our correspondent and has not been edited by the 1st Responder newsroom.