232 Engine is a 1998 Spartan/Saulsbury Heavy Attack Engine. The job of “the engine” is primarily to put the fire out. It contains a water pump, water tank, and thousands of feet of fire hose, both to supply the engine with water and to allow our firefighters to extinguish the fire. It also contains a variety of tools that allow us to do things such as forcible entry, and salvage and overhaul.
232 Rescue is a 2007 Spartan/Precision Heavy Rescue Pumper. The job of “the rescue” is to respond to vehicle accidents, building collapses, rope rescue situations, hazardous materials incidents, and vehicle fires. Because 232 Rescue is also a pumper, it is also able to respond to and assist in extinguishing building fires.
232 Squad 1
232 Squad 1 is a 2012 Ford/Precision F-550 Utility Vehicle. The job of this vehicle is to provide firefighters with a smaller vehicle to respond to any emergency that may arise in the borough to provide additional equipment and manpower. 232 Squad 1 has also been equipped to be our primary response vehicles when we are called to respond to neighboring communities as a “Rapid Intervention Team”.
232 Truck is a 1991 Spartan/Grumman Ladder Tower. The job of “the truck” is perform patient extrication during emergencies, as well as provide firefighters with the ability to access higher floors in a building that may be inaccessible from the interior of the building. With our 102’ ladder, we are able to reach the top floor of any high-rise building in Pleasant Hills, which allows us to gain access to victims during emergencies. The truck also provides us with an elevated waterway to flow large amounts of water on fires from above, in our case, up to 2,000 gallons per minute.
232 Squad 2
232 Squad 2 is a 1999 Ford F-350. Its primary purpose is to respond with additional manpower to any emergency that may arise, as well as tow the 232 Special Operations Trailer.
232 Command is a 2015 Chevy Tahoe. It is operated by the Fire Chief and is equipped with communications and computer equipment to assist the Incident Commander during an emergency.
21 Engine is a 1949 Mack B Pumper. This is one of the first fire trucks ever purchased by the PHVFC and responded to fires for nearly 50 years. It was brought out of retirement briefly during Hurricane Katrina to assist in pumping the flooded homes of Pleasant Hills. Today, it serves as a source of pride for our members, a treasured piece of history, and a favorite of residents at parades. However, 21 Engine is still in excellent condition, so it’s ready to go back into service if ever needed.
232 Special Operations
232 Special Ops is a trailer that carries equipment for building collapses, trench rescue, and other special rescue incidents.