Our department is equipped to handle a variety of different types of rescues including but not limited to vehicle extrication, ice rescue, and water rescue. This is accomplished through specialized equipment and rigorous training.
Jaws of Life
Engine 2, our rescue engine, has a full compliment of hydraulic tools, more commonly known as the “jaws of life.” These tools are used to remove victims from motor vehicle collisions. Engine 2 also carries cribbing and rescue struts for stabilizing large objects, air bags for lifting heavy objects, and an assortment of tools necessary for rescue services.
Ice & Water Rescues
Squad 4 carries equipment for performing ice and water rescues. Squad 4 is capable of towing our boat, Marine 1, when it is not docked at the Pioneer Valley Yacht Club on the Connecticut River. Squad 4 also carries a variety of ropes and tools used for low angle rescues.