Engine 22 (E-22) is one of our busier units in the City, responding to over 1,850 runs last year. E-22 is staffed with a fire officer (captain or lieutenant) and three firefighters and is currently assigned a 2003 American LaFrance 1500gpm Hazmat / Pumper. It carries special hazmat and WMD equipment found on no other vehicles.
Ladder 12 (L-12) operates a 105-foot rear mount aerial ladder. Last year, L-12 responded to 1,142 emergencies. L-12 is staffed with 3 members made of either a fire officer (captain or lieutenant) and 2 firefighters or 3 firefighters. Ladder 12 is currently assigned a 2007 American LaFrance 105-foot rear mount ladder. Recently, Ladder 12 received a complete set of vehicle extrication tools including hydraulic spreaders, cutters, mechanical rams, and high pressure air bags.
Squad Support Unit 2
Squad Support Unit 2 (SSU-2) is a former 1997 Ford Bee line bus that was donated and converted to transport hazardous materials and WMD response equipment. This equipment includes chemical detectors, chemical protective clothing, specialized breathing apparatus, and decontamination equipment.
Squad Company 2
Squad Company #2 of the Westchester Special Operations Task Force is required to have a minimum of 5 firefighters and an officer. When the Squad Company is requested, the members assigned to Ladder 12 will take the Squad Support Unit and team up with Engine 22’s crew to become the Squad. The Squad is also responsible for supporting the New Rochelle Police Department's Critical Incident Unit (CIU) if it needs to place its officers in a chemical or biological hazard zone for law enforcement purposes.