Mechanicsville Fire Department is well-equipped to handle most any emergency situation in our community.
Currently, we have six apparatus to respond to the calls we receive:
Engine 7 is a 2008 Seagrave Pumper and our primary apparatus. E7 is powered by a 525 horsepower diesel engine and a 2,000 gallon-per-minute pump. It seats six firefighters and includes 750 gallons of water onboard and various intakes and discharges located around the engine. Engine 7 is also equipped with foam capabilities, a full compliment of EMS supplies and equipment, Hurst extrication tools, basic ventilation equipment, forcible entry tools and much more.
Truck 7 is a 2004 E-One Aerial Platform Truck. Truck 7 seats up to six firefighters and carries advanced firefighting, ventilation, search-and-rescue, salvage and overhaul equipment. It’s 95′ tall ladder can be used for rescue, to flow water from it’s mounted water gun or to discharge water through hose line from a discharge outlet located at the top of the platform. Truck 7 is one of only three ladder trucks in Hanover County.
Squad 7 is a 1995 E-One Cyclone TC-Class rescue apparatus. Squad 7 seats eight people and contains tools for advanced vehicle extrication, vehicle stabilization, technical rescue and hazardous materials situations. It is equipped with state-of-the-art Hurst hydraulic tools as well as equipment ranging from swift water rescue to interior firefighting. Squad 7 is often dispatched to complex motor vehicle accidents, fires and various unique emergency situations and is a heavily relied-upon asset of MVFD.
Ambulance/Medic 7 is a 2012 Chevrolet 4500 with a Duramax Diesel Engine and a Horton Ambulance body. It is equipped with complete Advanced Life Support supplies. Medic 7 has at least one ALS-Certified EMT onboard at all times (with a total crew of 2-3 EMTs) and is the busiest unit in the entire Hanover County Fire-EMS system.
Fast Response 7 or FR 7 is a highly-customized 2003 Ford F-350. FR 7 seats two people and is used for various incidents requiring quick action while not requiring a large compliment of firefighters such as brush fires and certain EMS situations. It contains 75 gallons of water, 150′ of hose line, a chainsaw and a full compliment of EMS supplies and equipment.
Engine 7-2 is a 1995 E-One ‘Cyclone TC’ Pumper. E7-2 is equipped with a 1,250 gallon-per-minute pump. It seats six firefighters and includes 750 gallons of water onboard and various intakes and discharges located around the engine. Engine 7-2 is also equipped with a full compliment of EMS supplies and equipment, Hurst extrication tools, basic ventilation equipment, forcible entry tools and much more.
E7-2 is our reserve engine and is used during periods of high call volume or when Engine 7 is undergoing maintenance.