Berkeley Hills Fire Company relies heavily on vehicles that are custom built and configured to support the safe and efficient delivery of emergency services to the community. Below is an overview of the current fleet of equipment, the specifications, and specific use cases for each. As always, we welcome members of the community to stop in to the station to learn more and get a hands-on tour!

247 Truck

McKnight Express

2012 Pierce Arrow XT Ladder Tower

247 Truck is a 100ft Ladder Tower with a 1250 GPM pump and a 300 gallon water tank. It is used primarily as a Truck Company, but is able to function as an engine if needed. It responds second out to all in district building fires; first out to water conditions, carbon monoxide emergencies, and physical rescues; and is QRS Certified by the PA Department of Health. In addition to serving the Berkeley Hills Fire District, it also responds to numerous other districts both in and around the Township.

Specifications and Equipment:

247 Truck carries a large assortment of forcible entry tools, hand tools, hooks, (4) vent saws, (2) vent fans, basic rope and water rescue equipment, salvage equipment, 159’ of assorted ground ladders, (2) 200’ 1.75” crosslays, a 200’ 2.5” crosslay, a 150’ 1.75” bundle load, and 800’ of 5” supply line.

247 Engine

“THE North Hills Engine Company”

2016 Pierce Enforcer

247 Engine provides suppression coverage to the Berkeley Hills Fire District. The Engine is the primary unit for most in district fire calls and vehicle crashes, and is QRS Certified by the PA Department of Health.  It also responds to other districts in the Township and surrounding municipalities as well.

Specifications and Equipment:

247 Engine has a 1500 gpm pump and carries 500 gallons of water.  It carries a 24’ extension ladder, 14’ roof ladder, 10’ attic ladder, and operations level vehicle rescue equipment including a reciprocating saw, air chisel, cribbing, and rescue jacks.

247 Engine has the following hose loads:
-150′ 1.75″ front bumper line
-(2) 200′ 1.75″ crosslays
-300′ 2.5″ crosslay
-250′ 1.75″ rear preconnect
-400′ 1.75″ rear preconnect
-1,000′ of 3″ supply line, set up for forward or reverse lay
-1200′ of 5″ supply line
-25′ 5″ pony section
-Front intake with 35′ of 5″ preconnected
-Rear intake with 50′ of 5″ preconnected
-150′ 1.75″ bundle load
-250′ of 1.75″ lightweight high-rise hose
-150′ 1″ booster line

247 Squad and 247 Command

2018 and 2019 Tahoe SSV/Ibis Tek Upfit

247 Squad is QRS Certified by the PA Department of Health. Along with being the primary QRS vehicle in our station, it also is used to transport extra personnel to fire scenes and to take our members to classes.  247 Command is rotated between the Line Officers to ensure a Duty Chief is available to respond to incidents and manage day-to-day operations.  It provides the Duty Chief with communication equipment to ensure safe, effective, and efficient Incident Command operations.  247 Command is also QRS Certified, and can respond to medical calls as needed.  The two Tahoes are rotated between being designated as 247 Squad and 247 Command.

Specifications and Equipment:

247 Squad and 247 Command carry a near-identical equipment cache.  Each carries QRS level medical equipment including oxygen, an AED, portable suction, folding backboard, “Stop The Bleed” kits, board splints, a KED, and an MCI kit.  Additionally, they each carry 2 SCBAs, hand tools, a 2.5 gallon water can, life jackets, water rescue throw bags, and a small amount of cribbing and vehicle rescue tools.