Fire Apparatus

Engine 6

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Engine 6 is housed on the south side of Paragould in station 4. Engine 6 has been retired from the frontlines and serves as a reserve for frontline engines undergoing maintenance. Engine 6 is a 2000 FireMaster International that has a 1000 gallon water tank and can flow 1250 gpm. 

Ladder 1

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Ladder 1 is housed on the south side of Paragould in station 4. Ladder 1 is a Quint which means it is an engine and aerial truck combined into one apparatus. Paragould operates two frontline apparatus this style. Ladder 1 is a 2021 Pierce Enforcer with a 75 foot heavy-duty aluminum aerial ladder. It carries 500 gallons of water and can flow 1500 gpm of water from a Waterous fire pump. In addition to its firefighting capabilities it carries a full array of vehicle extrication tools.

Rescue 2

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Rescue 2 is housed on the north side of Paragould at fire station 1. Rescue 2 is a multi-role frontline rescue vehicle. Rescue 2 provides emergency medical response, fire response and carries an array of rescue tools including, vehicle extrication equipment. Rescue 2 is a 2021 Pierce Light-Rescue on a Ford 550 four wheel drive chassis. Light-rescue units allow quicker responses, reduce fuel consumption and cost significantly less to replace.

Unit 111

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Unit 111 is the backbone of the Paragould Fire Department fleet. Unit 111 has the same capabilities as Rescue 2. Unit 111 is housed in station 1 on the  north side of the city.  However, Unit 111 can be seen city-wide responding to any type of emergency. Unit 111 is a 2019 Ford F-250 four wheel drive. Unit 111 has a sliding bed tray with an array of rescue equipment including vehicle extrication tools. On top of the vehicle is a remote control light tower that allows night time illumination of emergency scenes.

Engine 3

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Engine 3 is housed on the west side of Paragould in station 3. Engine 3 has been retired from the frontlines and serves as a reserve for frontline engines undergoing maintenance. Engine 3 is a 2008 Pierce Contender on a 2-door Kenworth chassis that has a 750 gallon water tank and can flow 1250 gpm. 

Rescue 3

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Rescue 3 made its debut into the Paragould Fire Department in 2022. Rescue 3 replaced a 2004 model Kawasaki mule. Rescue 3 has off-road capabilities to transport injured persons from rough-terrain or places that may be inaccessible to ambulances. Rescue 3 is a 6 passenger Can-Am Defender. The bed on Rescue 3 can be quickly converted with a water tank and pump for wildland fire suppression. Rescue 3 is routinely used to patrol large events and provide medical aid.

Tanker 1

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Tanker 1 is housed within fire station 1 on the north side of the city of Paragould. This apparatus is deployed on a as needed basis when fire hydrants are not readily available to provide a water source for fire suppression. Tanker 1 also provides mutual-aid support to rural areas in Greene county when assisting neighboring fire departments. Tanker 1 is a 2005 FireMaster Sterling pumper/tanker that carries 2000 gallons of water and can pump 1000 gpm. 

Rescue 4

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Rescue 4 housed within fire station 1 is a technical rescue support trailer. Rescue 4 is deployed on a as needed basis for rescue events involving trench collapses. Rescue 4 can be further equipped to respond to natural disasters. Rescue 4 was deployed during the December 16, 2021 tornado that struck Monette, Arkansas. Equipment carried on Rescue 4 includes, ropes, trench panels, saws, power-tools, generator and water pumps. 

Engine 4

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Engine 4 is housed at fire station 3 on the west side of Paragould. Engine 4 is a frontline engine/pumper. Engines such as this supply pressurized water into fire hoses for fire suppression. Paragould fire department operates two of these engines with the other being located in fire station 2. Engine 4 is a 2015 Pierce pumper on a 4-door Kenworth chassis. Engine 4 carries 750 gallons of water and can pump 1500 gpm. 

Engine 5

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Engine 5 is housed at fire station 2 on the east side of Paragould. Engine 5 is a frontline engine/pumper. Engines such as this supply pressurized water into fire hoses for fire suppression. Paragould fire department operates two of these engines with the other being located in fire station 4. Engine 4 is a 2019 Pierce pumper on a 2-door Kenworth chassis. Engine 5 carries 750 gallons of water and can pump 1500 gpm. Engine 5 is very similar to Engine 4 except that it has a shorter wheelbase to increase its efficiency navigating narrower streets in its response area.

Hazmat 1

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Hazmat 1 housed within fire station 1 is a hazardous materials response trailer. Hazmat 1 carries decontamination equipment, hazmat suits, monitoring equipment, a mobile radio repeater system and vast array of other hazardous material clean-up equipment. Hazmat 1 has been deployed numerous times to train derailments, overturned highway tanker trucks, and natural disasters. Hazmat 1 was deployed to assist with an overturned train during the March 29, 2020 tornado that struck Jonesboro, Arkansas.

Unit 117

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Unit 117 is housed in station 1 on the north side of Paragould. Unit 117 is deployed on an as need basis to assist with wildland fire suppression. Unit 117 provides mutual-aid assistance for wildland fires in Greene county when requested from neighboring fire departments. Unit 117 is a 2008 Ford F-250 four-wheel drive and is equipped with a 250 gallon water tank and pump. Other equipment carried on this apparatus are back-pack leaf blowers, rakes and shovels.

Rescue 1

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Rescue 1 is housed at fire station 1. Rescue 1 is a multi-purpose medium rescue vehicle equipped with vehicle extrication equipment, power saws, portable lighting, heavy-lifting equipment, rope rescue equipment, confined-space rescue equipment, and numerous other pieces of rescue equipment. Rescue 1 is a 2004 Taylor-Made rescue truck on 2-door Freightliner chassis. Rescue 1 has many roles including being used a reserve rescue unit and mutual-aid rescue unit anywhere it may be needed. Rescue 1 has been deployed as far as Wynne, Arkansas after the town was struck by a tornado March 31, 2023.

Truck 1

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Truck 1 is housed on the north side of Paragould in station 1. Truck 1 is a Quint which means it is an engine and aerial truck combined into one apparatus. Paragould operates two frontline apparatus this style. Truck 1 is a 2023 Pierce Enforcer Ascendant with a 107 foot heavy-duty steel aerial ladder. It carries 500 gallons of water and can flow 2000 gpm of water from a Waterous fire pump.