Stations and Apparatus
The three Pittsfield Township Fire Stations are staffed daily with a Captain, two Lieutenants, and five fire fighters. The Department's daily staffing level is currently maintained at a minimum of six personnel.
Station 1 - 6227 W. Michigan Avenue
|Fire Station # 1 is located at 6227 W. Michigan Avenue (near the intersection of Platt and Michigan Avenue). It is our main station, built in 1975, and also houses the Pittsfield Police Department. The Director of Public Safety and Fire Chief have offices at this station. This station houses:|
Engine 1Engine 1 is a 2016. Engine 1 carries 500 gallons of water and 1600' of 5" supply hose. It can flow water at a rate of 1500 gallons per minute. This engine is capable of carrying 3 firefighters and a D/O (Driver/Operator). It also carries extrication equipment for vehicle crashes.
Tanker 1 is a 1986 Four Guys manufactured tanker. It was refurbished in 2000 at a cost of approximately $80,000. It has the capability of carrying 3000 gallons of water and pumping at a rate of 1500 gallons per minute. This truck carries 1200' of 4" supply line. It is capable of carrying 5 firefighters and a D/O (driver/operator). It is first due at all structure fires in rural areas. Currently a new HME 3000-gallon Tanker is on order and should arrive sometime in October 2019. Purchase of the replacement for the 33-year-old truck was made possible by a FEMA Grant.
Brush 1Brush 1 is a 2012 Ford 4X4 with a 300 GPM pump and 300 gal tank. This unit primarily is used for grass and brush fires. Brush 1 is used also for standing by at the scene of downed power lines to keep structure fire apparatus in service.
Gator 1Gator 1 is a 2004 John Deere 4WD HPX utility vehicle. It has a skid unit for fire suppression and a skid unit for medicals. The skid units slide into the rear box of the Gator. Gator 1 is used for Fire and EMS emergencies in the parks and in areas not accessible by conventional apparatus.
Rescue 17-1Also housed at Station 1 is the Washtenaw County Technical Rescue Team's Truck, Rescue 17-1. The Washtenaw Area Mutual Aid Association approved the consolidation of area fire department technical rescue teams in order to create a more effective response system to respond to incidents beyond the capabilities of local jurisdictions. The combined resources became known as the Washtenaw County Technical Rescue Team. The team is currently trained and equipped to provide the following services - Elevation Rescues – Above and Below Grade, Rescues involving Trench Collapse, Structural Collapse, Confined Spaces, Surface Water, Vehicles, Machinery, Agricultural.
Station 2 - 4345 Ellsworth Road
|Fire Station # 2 is located at 4345 Ellsworth Road (near Montibeller Park and east of Carpenter Road). This station was completed in 1992. This station houses:|
Tower 2 is a 2005 Pierce Tower Ladder. It carries 300 gallons of water and is capable of flowing 2000 gallons of water per minute. It also carries 1000 feet of 5" diameter hose. It can carry 5 firefighters and a D/O (driver/operator). It responds to all reported structure fires in urban areas and fire alarms.
Engine 2 is a 2013 Rosenbauer and has a 750 gal water tank and is capable of flowing 2000 gallons per minute of water. It carries a set of extrication equipment (jaws of life) and vehicle stabilization equipment. It carries 35 gallons of foam used in the extinguishment of flammable liquid fires. It seats 3 firefighters and 1 D/O (driver/operator).
Station 3 - 705 W. Ellsworth Road
|Fire Station # 3 is located at 705 W. Ellsworth Road (near the Ann Arbor Airport and west of State St.). This station was completed in 2000. The construction and staffing of this station has reduced the response times to the west side of the township by approximately 5 minutes. This station houses:|
This is a 1999 Pierce 105' aerial ladder. This truck carries 300 gallons of water and is capable of flowing water at 2000 gallons of water per minute. It carries 1000' of 5" supply hose. It seats 5 firefighters and 1 D/O (driver/operator). This unit is first due on all structure fire incidents.
Engine 3 is a HME and has a 750 gal water tank and is capable of flowing 2000 gallons per minute of water. It carries a set of extrication equipment and vehicle stabilization equipment. It also carries 35 gallons of foam used in the extinguishment of flammable liquid fires. It seats 3 firefighters and 1 D/O (driver/operator).