Central Fire Station was constructed in 1950 and is located at 684 Broadway. It is home to the Fire Department’s Administration Offices. Engine 48 and Ambulance 41 are staffed around the clock 24 hours a day 365 days a year and provide emergency response for all types of emergencies in South Portland and the surrounding communities. All firefighters at this station are required to be trained in Emergency Medical Services, many licensed at the Paramedic Level, Firefighter 1 & 2 and as Hazmat Technicians.
Engine 48 is a 2013 Pierce Arrow with a 2000 gpm pump with 750 gallons of water and 30 gallons of AR-AFFF Class B foam. Engine 48 carries a full compliment of Advanced Emergency Medical Equipment and Hazardous Material Response Equipment in addition to the normal Firefighting Equipment.
Ambulance 41 is a 2019 E 450 / Braun Type III Advanced Life Support Ambulance. In addition to Medical gear the unit carries SCBA, Forcible Entry Tools and a TIC as the Rescue Crew perform Search and Rescue missions at Structure Fires
Ambulance 44 is a 2011 Ford E 350 / Braun Type III Advanced Life Support Ambulance. Currently this a reserve unit that is used for large emergencies, to cover events such as road races or in case one of our primary units is down for repair.
The department owns a 990 gallon foam transport trailer in case a significant petroleum fire was to occur at one of the bulk storage facilities. Additionally, this trailer has a 2000 gpm nozzle on it that will allow foam / water solution to be pumped onto the top of a storage tank that is on fire.
Service Truck 411
Service Truck 411 is a 2012 GMC 2500 with Fisher snow plow and sander that was transferred from the bus department. Service Trucks are used to plow snow at all Fire Department Stations, tow department trailers, move equipment (hose, foam totes, barrels) and run errands.
Gator 1 is a John Deere gator that was purchased by the department with grant funding primarily to assist at hazardous materials emergencies. The gator has two inserts that can be placed in the rear dump body. Not pictured is the module that has two rear facing seats that allows the vehicle to transport hazmat technicians dressed in their full protective gear from the staging area to the spill area, which depending on product can be up to a mile away. Pictured is the patient transport module. This module is used to transport patients from remote areas to ambulances. This set up has also been very beneficial at road races such as the Color Run.