Engine 81 (NK235) — The engine typically assigned to the district’s headquarters fire station is a Crimson Fire built on a 2007 Spartan Gladiator Evolution chassis. It carries 500 gallons, and its side-mount Waterous CSU pump is rated at 1500 gallons per minute.
Medic 81 (NK827) — The busiest rig in the district’s fleet,this Road Rescue ambulance is on a 2019 Ford F450 chassis. Medic 81 carries at least one paramedic and EMT, handing the most serious medical calls. It racks up about 30,000 miles a year — mostly due to the distance between our district and local hospitals; transports average 50 miles round-trip. Generally, NKF&R’s newest ambulances are assigned to this slot.
Tender 81 (NK190) — Tenders provide vital water supply for firefighting efforts in areas where hydrants aren’t readily available. This 2019 Freightliner with a Spartan chassis carries 3,000 gallons and can deliver 1,250 gallons per minute through its Waterous pump.
Battalion 81 (NK547) — This 2015 Chevrolet 2500HD canopied pick-up serves as a response vehicle and as a command post for incidents both large and small. The skilled personnel in our apparatus maintenance facility worked with command officers to design and build a custom module for the pick-up bed that includes power source, radios, mobile-data terminal, charging ports and other resources.
Marine 81 (NKMAR81) — The district’s fire-rescue boat was built in 2015 by North River Boats of Roseburg, Oregon. A federal grant covered 75% of the construction costs for the Valor-class vessel with a 45′ length overall, 10′ beam and 3′ draft that uses twin outboards to cruise at speeds in excess of 30 knots. Personnel are not permanently assigned to Marine 81; when the vessel is needed, staff from other stations travel to Port of Kingston Marina to respond with the fire-rescue boat. Read more about Marine 81 in a press release announcing its formal commissioning ceremony in April 2016.
Engine 84 (NK875) — Typically assigned to the district’s Suquamish fire station, this engine is one of two Spartan Metro Stars with 750 gallon tanks and 1,500 gallon per minute side-mounted Waterous pumps. NK875 is a 2016 model while its sister, assigned to the district’s Hansville station, is a 2017.
Aid/Medic 84 (NK864) — A medic unit when staffed with one firefighter/paramedic and one firefighter/EMT and an aid unit when staffed with firefighter/EMTs, this 2018 Road Rescue box on a Ford E450 chassis is assigned to the district’s Suquamish fire station.
Tender 84 (NK119) — Tenders provide vital water supply for firefighting efforts in areas where hydrants aren’t readily available. The Suquamish station’s water tender truck is a 1993 Kenworth T800 Fire Horse with a 3,000 gallon tank and a Darley Champion 750 gallon per minute pump.
Engine 85 (NK066) — This engine is usually at our South Kingston Road fire station. It’s a 2000 H & W Spartan Gladiator with a 500 gallon tank and a top-mount 1,500 gallon per minute Darley pump.
Aid 85 (NK863) — Generally staffed with two firefighter/EMTs, this ambulance is assigned to our South Kingston Road station. It’s a 2018 Road Rescue box on a Ford E450 chassis.
Brush 85 (NK472) — A custom-built brush (Type 6) engine box on a 2015 Ford F550 chassis, Brush 85 is assigned to the South Kingston Road fire station but is often deployed to other areas during wildland fire season. It has a 300 gallon tank and a Waterax pump rated at 105 gallons per minute. The majority of the engine’s construction costs were paid with a combination of state and federal grants.
Pumper/Tender 87 (NK158) — This pumper-tender is assigned to the district’s volunteer station in Eglon. It is a 1993 H&W Simon-Duplex with a 3,000 gallon tank and a front-mounted AG pump rated at 1,250 gallons per minute.
Engine 89 (NK876) — Typically assigned to the district’s Hansville fire station, this engine is one of two Spartan Metro Stars with 750 gallon tanks and 1,500 gallon per minute side-mounted Waterous pumps. NK876 is a 2017 model while its sister, assigned to the district’s Suquamish station, is a 2016.