Raleigh-Durham Airport Fire-Rescue Apparatus & Vehicles


Year Description Color Pump Agents Unit Delivered Retired Notes
2017 2017 Oshkosh Striker 3000 crash truck Yellow 1250 3000w
420 f
450#
CFR 3 Dec 14, 2017  
  • 450 pounds dry chemical.
  • Placed in service February 16, 2018.
2016 2016 Oshkosh Striker 3000 crash truck Yellow 2000 3000 w
420 f
450#
460#
CFR 4 Apr 2016  
  • 450 pounds dry chemical
  • 460 pounds Halotron
  • 50-foot Snozzle
  • Delivered April 28, 2016.
  • Placed in service September 19, 2016.
2015 Ford F-350/UPF brush truck White 300 300/10 CFR 12 Jul 2014, by  
  • Placed in service July 2014.
2014 Command Support Products FoamChariot III foam trailer Red 1000 265 x 3 N/A May 2014, by  
  • Twin-axle trailer with three foam totes of ARFF
  • high-capacity monitor.
  • Placed in service May 2014.
2013 Chevrolet Tahoe MPV White     Fire Chief    
  • Unmarked, and with interior/visor warning lights.
2005 Ford F-550/4 Guys mini pumper White 500 250 w
20 f
CFR 1 Nov 2005  
  • Delivered November 2005.
2000s Chevy Impala White     Fire Chief      
2000 Ford Excursion White  

 

CFR 10 Apr 2001  
  • Command vehicle.
  • Also used as back-up for CFR 1.
2000 Oshkosh TI-1500 crash truck White 1500 1500 w
210 f
450# PK
CFR 2 Nov 29, 2000  
  • Akron 375-750 GPM roof turret
  • Feecon 300 GPM bumper turret
  • Complete set of Hurst extrication equipment, K-12 saw, chainsaw.
  • Identical to CFR 3.
  • Delivered November 29, 2000.
  • Placed in service December 14, 2000.
2000 Oshkosh TI-1500 crash truck White 1500 1500 w
210 f
450# PK
CFR 3 Nov 29, 2000  
  • Akron 375-750 GPM roof turret
  • Feecon 300 GPM bumper turret.
  • Equipped with SPATT tool.
  • Identical to CFR 2.
  • Delivered November 29, 2000
  • Placed in service December 14, 2000.
2000 Oshkosh TI-3000 crash truck White 1950 3000 w
420 f
450# PK
CFR 4 Jul 27, 2000  
  • Akron 600-1200 GPM roof turret
  • Feecon 300 GPM bumper turret.
  • Delivered July 27, 2000.
  • Placed in service September 19, 2000.
  • First white apparatus for airport.
  • Only know Oshkosh TI series in white, at time of delivery.
  • Removed from service on September 19, 2016.
  • Disposed to state surplus by November 1, 2016.
1998 Ford Crown Victoria White  

 

Fire Chief 1998? 2013?

 

1996 /19__ Command post trailer +  1980s? Mack Granite tractor Yellow  

 

N/A 1996 2002-2003
  • Built by fire department personnel using used body between circa January 1990 and circa September 1996.
  • Used as command post for air shows, and post 9/11 enhanced security measures.
  • Tractor initially special-called, later parked at fire station
  • Retired and used at RDU firing range as of 2016.
1995 Disaster trailer White     N/A Nov 1995, by  
  • Carried equipment for multi-patient incidents.
  • Placed in service by November 9, 1995.
  • Generator, lighting, and other upgrades added in summer/fall 1996.
1991 Ford F / E-One mini pumper Yellow 250 200 w
30 f
CFR 1 1991 Nov 2005
  • Delivered November 12, 1991.
  • Placed in service November 18, 1991.
1990 CRES rehabs 1977 Walter B1500 crash truck Yellow     CFR 3 Nov 1990 Dec 2000
  • Delivered by November 12, 1990.
  • Job #990 - November 1990.
  • Rebuilding slightly altered the appearance of the rigs, including turret piping over the cab, to the new roof turrets.
  • Enhancements included booster reel under bumper, air conditioning for cabin.
  • Placed in service November 12, 1990.
  • Removed from service around December 14, 2000.
  • Later served Dare County Regional Airport.
1990?/197? CRES/Walter CB3000 crash truck Yellow     CFR 4 May 1990 Sep 2000
  • Delivered May 30, 1990.
  • Placed in service around June 4, 1990.
  • With CRES rehab.
  • Purchased as used.
  • Incorrectly remembered as a rebuild of the airport's 1973 Walter CB3000.
  • Removed from service September 22, 1990.
1989? 1990? Chevrolet Suburban Yellow  

 

CFR 10 c. 1990 Apr-May 2001
  • Delivered by April 1990.
  • Command vehicle.
  • Also used as back-up for CFR 1.
1989/197? CRES/Walter B1500 crash truck Yellow  

 

CFR 2 1989 Dec 2000
  • Purchased as used.
  • Delivered October 9, 1989.
  • Placed in service October 16, 1989.
  • Removed from service on/after December 14, 2000.
1988, circa Chevrolet Caprice       Fire Chief      
1988, circa Rescue boats Grey     N/A 1988 2009-2010
  • Two flat-bottom boats on trailers.
  • Procured after the February 1988 commuter jet crash at the Brier Creek reservoir.
  • Retired and auctioned in late 2009 or 2010.
1975 Plymouth Fury station wagon       CS-11    
  • CS = Customer Service
  • Remembered in service in early 1978, at least.
  • Retired in 1979, shortly after delivery of new CT-1.
  • Disposed to police department.
1970s Mass-casualty trailer       N/A  

  • Carried 52 folding litters, and first aid supplies for up to 150 people, in 1980.
1970s Trailer w/dry-chemical skid system   400# PK N/A 1972 c. 1979
  • Military surplus trailer.
  • Skid unit from 1957 Chevy, which was replaced by newer unit.
  • Skid unit subsequently moved to 1966 Chevy, see below.
1970s, mid Chevrolet passenger van Yellow     CFR 10 1979 1987 or later
  • Former CS-10 (Customer Service), one of two vans used on the ramp.
  • After November 1977, upon creation of full-time department, one van remained, designated CFR 10 
  • Used as back-up for CFR 1.
  • Never a command unit, used as utility vehicle.
  • Equipped with amber beacon and VHF-AM air band two-way radio.
  • Red beacon and VHF-FM radio added around 1983-1984.
  • Never equipped with a siren.
  • Fifteen-passenger van with six-cylinder engine.
1979 Chevrolet/Reading/Ansul rescue and quick-response unit Yellow   450# dc
50 lw
CT-1, CFR 1 1979 1991
  • Delivered in 1979.
  • Skid system previously mounted on 1957 Chevy.
  • Skid system equipped with hose reel, with dual hoses and twin-agent nozzle.
  • Removed from service by November 19, 1991.
1977 Walter B1500 crash truck
Yellow 1000 1500 w
180 f
CT-3, CFR 3 1978 Dec 2000
  • Funding from state approved in late December 1977.
  • Delivered in early 1978 (?).
  • Originally painted lime yellow.
  • Removed from service around June 4, 1990, for rehab CRES.
  • Returned to service on November 12, 1990.
  • Removed from service on December 15, 2000.
1973 Walter CB3000 crash truck Yellow 1500 3000 w
500 f
CT-4, CFR 4, CFR 14 1973 c1990
  • Delivered mid-July 1973.
  • Originally painted lime yellow.
  • Incorrectly remembered as rebuilt by CRES in 1990.
  • Designated CFR 14 upon/after delivery of new CFR 4 on May 30, 1990.
  • Removed from service around November 14, 1990.
  • Disposed to CRES after return of rebuilt 1977 Walter .
1969 International/Ansul Magnum 480 crash truck Yellow  

1350# PK
200 lw

CT-2, CFR 2, CFR 12 1969 1989
  • Cited as 1975 model in FAJ article.
  • Originally painted safety yellow.
  • Repainted lime yellow in 1975.
  • Nickname "King Yellow."
  • Delivered September 1969.
  • Designated CFR 12 after new CFR 2 placed in service on October 16, 1989.
  • Removed from service around May 5, 1996.
1966 Chevrolet pick-up w/dry-chemical skid system Yellow   400# PK CFR 11 1979
(out of chronological sequence)
1979
  • 1/2 ton pick-up
  • Former CS-11 or CS-12 (Customer Service), truck used for ramp duties.
  • Six-cylinder engine with "three on the tree"
  • Skid unit previously mounted on trailer.
  • Placed in service in 1979.
  • Truck was badly overloaded, however, and the skid system was removed after a couple of weeks.
  • Truck and skid system were sold as surplus circa 1980.
1959 Walter Class 1500 crash truck Yellow 1500 950 w
200 f
CT-3 1970, c.
(out of chronological sequence)
1978
  • Delivered circa 1970.
  • Likely former National Guard crash truck, housed at RDU since at least 1962.
  • Former US Army, acquired as used.
  • Likely in near new condition.
  • Removed from service in early 1978, after activation of new CFR 3.
  • Disposed to Durham Museum of Life and Science as outdoor exhibit.
1957 Chevrolet pick-up w/Ansul dry-chemical skid system     450#
50 lw
CT-1    
  • Alt. year as 1959
  • Originally painted safety yellow.
  • Repainted lime yellow in 1975.
  • Used for EMS responses in 1970s.
  • Did not contain storage, so EMS kits were kept in fire station closet until needed.
  • Skid system authorized for purchase December 1971.
  • Cost $6,000. Would be delivered in 30 to 40 days.
  • Replaced earlier 400#/600# skid system.
1952 Chevrolet pick-up w/dry-chemical skid system
Red  

400# PK
Alt as 600#

CT-1 1955, by  
  • 3/4 ton pick-up
  • Delivered by October 1955.
  • Skid system built 1953-1956.
  • Skid system equipped with a reel of hose that was laid loose in the bed of truck/trailer.
1946 International/Bean pumper Red 500 300w
20 f
CT-5 1955, by 1978
  • Likely Army Class 125, which were originally equipped with John Bean multi-piston pump, 50-60 GPM at 600 PSI, 300 gallons water, 20 gallons foam.
  • Two booster reels and exterior foam tank added by 1970s.
  • Also/later cited as 500 GPM.
  • Repainted lime yellow in 1975.
  • Later cited as 30 gallons of foam.
  • Delivered by October 1955.

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