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 Stations - Apparatus
Department News
Fire Department

September 26, 2008




Otis TFFT Trucks

Otis Army TFFT
2007 Oshkosh / Pierce TFFT
Structural, crash, wildland, hazmat fire truck
15kw Gen, TNT Jaws & airbags
Otis Army has 2 of these at Otis HQ
additional Army apparatus including 2 tankers also coming


Otis Crash Truck

Otis Foam 403
1977 Oshkosh P4 1200/1500/180 Crash Truck
Delivered Aug 2008
Replaced 2002 Oshkosh T1-1500 with 52' Snozzle


Otis Crash Truck

Otis Foam 404
1975 Oshkosh P4 1200/1500/180 Crash Truck
Delivered June 2008
Replaced 2006 Stryker


Otis Crash Truck Departs

Otis Foam 404
The future of the fire department at Otis ANGB is still very uncertain, but this past week
reality hit home when the newest crash truck (2006 Oshkosh Striker) Foam 404
was decommissioned and prepared to be sent to an undisclosed new assignment.
The mission of the base has changed and the aircraft activity has been drastically
reduced, thereby reducing the required levels of fire dept personnel and apparatus.
Other apparatus changes are expected in the months to come. potentially seeing
other apparatus removed or replaced by older ARFF units. March 24, 2008.

Otis New Squad

Squad 415
Otis has placed the 2007 Ford 450 / American LaFrance mini-pumper
in service as Squad 415. Dec 2007

Otis New Trailers

Trailer 418
Otis is converting one of their older trailers into a support trailer

Rehab Trailer 419
Otis is converting one of their older trailers into a Rehab Trailer.

Otis New Tech Rescue Trailer

Technical Rescue Trailer 417
Otis is placing this 20' Kristi Trailer in service as a Technical Rescue Trailer.
It replaced a smaller trailer that will be utilized for rehab.
Nov 2006

Otis New Hazardous Materials Trailer

Haz Mat 413
Otis is placing this 24' Kristi Trailer in service as a Hazardous Materials Support Trailer.
It replaced a 20' trailer that will be utilized for additional support.
Nov 2006

Otis Car

Car 412
Otis utilizing this 2005 Chevy Tahoe as Car 412.
It is utilized by the station officers as a utility vehicle.
It will be replaced when the new 412 Ford Pickup comes in.
Nov 2006

Otis Car

Car 402
The Assistant Chief vehicle now has a white stripe.
Nov 2006

Otis New Engine

Engine 410
2006 American LaFrance 2000/750 Pumper.
Not yet in service Nov 2006.

Engine 410
Otis has a new American LaFrance Eagle 2000gpm / 750 gal 4 door pumper
on order.  It will have a rescue style body and will be red and white.
It is expected to be delivered in Oct 2006.
The new engine will become the 3rd Otis Engine serving with 406 & 407.
Factory pre-delivery photo William M. Maciorowski

Otis New Crash Truck

Foam 404
Otis has taken delivery of a 2006 Oshkosh Striker P-19 ARFF Crash Truck.
1950gpm/1500gals/210 foam/500 lbs dry chem
 It replaced the 1975 Oshkosh P-4 Foam 404.
It is painted white over red.
The new crash truck went in service in Sept 2006

Otis Fire Department's Chief Car

Car 401
Otis Fire Chief Vehicle is a 2005 Ford Expedition

Otis Fire Department's Shift Commander

Car 402
The Otis Shift Commander is now using this 2005 Chevy Suburban
lettered "Operations"

Otis Fire Department's Fire Prevention
Car 422
This 2005 Ford F150 is assigned to Fire Prevention

Otis Fire Department's Mule
Car 425
This unique 2004 Kawasaki is assigned to Fire Prevention for
various events and duties.

Otis Fire Department's Newest Crash Truck

Foam 403
It is an Oshkosh T-1500 with a 52' snozzle, 
1520 gpm, 1500 gallon tank, 210 foam tank, 500 lbs chemical
It is red with a white stripe.
The new crash truck replaced the 1994 Foam 403,
Mar 10, 2003

Foam 403



New Crash Truck Replaced this 1994 Crash Truck

Otis Fire Department's newest ARFF unit was this 1994 Teledyne / E-One P-23 that had a
2000 gpm pump, 3300 gallon water tank, 500 gal AFFF tank, and 500 lb PKP capacity. 
Shown at recent drill exercise.


Otis Chief Vehicle 

Car 401
The Otis Fire Chief is presently assigned this "Leased"  1994 Jeep Cherokee. 
June 2003


Shift Command Vehicle 

Car 402
Otis Assistant Chiefs new utilizing this 1988 Ford F350 4x4 Pickup Truck.
June 2003

Breaker 408
The door on Breaker 408 displays this emblem.
June 2003 

Foam Trailer 416 

Foam Trailer 416 
Otis recently upgraded its portable foam capacity with this 1000 gallon foam
trailer.  It is equipped with a small transfer pump and carried a compliment of
hose.  The trailer replaced a trailer that carried 5 gallon cans of foam.
June 2003

Otis has also assigned numbers to their Technical Rescue and Haz Mat Trailers.
The Technical Rescue Trailer is now "417" and the Haz Mat is "418".




The new 40,000 sq ft, $13 million fire headquarters is expected to open in the spring of 2007.  The facility will replace the two present stations. It will also house the Barnstable County Sheriff's Dept dispatch center. Photos of progress.

View from across the runway at the present crash station looking west.
View of the entrance side of the new station.  Eight double deep apparatus bays on left drive through to runways.  Hose/training tower being built.  Main entrance farther to right.  A second 3 bay area is being built to house Army training apparatus.

Main apparatus floor.
View of apparatus area facing runways.

Construction is well under way on the the Otis Fire Station.  Located across the runway to the west of the present crash station, the large new fire station will replace both Otis stations.  All apparatus will be running out of the combination ARFF / Structural station when it opens.  The station will not be completed until approximately Fall 2006

Architect rendering of the new Otis Crash Fire Rescue Station presently under construction.  The new facility being built on the west side of the airport will combine the two present Otis stations into one facility.  The new station will house both ARFF and structural apparatus.  Construction is expected to be complete by Fall 2006.

Otis Fire Department operates from two stations.  One on the flightline and one in the housing area.  Otis is in the planning stages of designing a new combined facility to replace the 1940's vintage stations.  Update:  The contract has apparently been made and a new $13 million station will be built on the west side of the airfield in 2004/2005. Dec 2003

Ground broken on new Station May 2005. 




Otis Firefighters initiate response to a simulated aircraft incident involving approximately 40 injuries, hazardous materials, and a terrorist scenario which brought numerous military and civilian agencies to Otis on May 4, 2002.
Otis is one of the bases planned to be closed in the recently announced defense department plan. Otis is home to 102nd Air National Guard, USCG Air Station Cape Cod, Mass Military Reservation, PAVE PAWS, and serves several other roles. There has been talk of a possible Homeland Security training facility at the base but it is not sure at this time how the closure announcement will effect the base ultimately.  May 2005






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