KVFD Emergency Medical Services protect the citizens and visitors of Kent. We operate two BLS units licensed in the state of Connecticut. Most patients are transported to either New Milford or Sharon Hospital.
This 2014 GMC 4500 with a Lifeline ambulance body was added to our fleet in 2014. With the addition of this unit, KVFD now operates two ambulances.
This 2004 Ford E-450 with a PL Custom ambulance body It was purchased as a demonstrator in December of 2004 after our 1997 ambulance was destroyed by a fire.
Fire and Rescue Apparatus
1991 Mack chassis with a Boardman body. This unit was built by Gowans- Knight Fire Equipment in Watertown, CT. It has a Waterous 1250 GPM pump with a 2000 gallon fiberglass tank. This unit is our second due engine and also responds as our tanker for mutual aid calls.
2013 KME Predator Panther – Custom Pumper. Engine 2 was built by KME Kovatch in Nesquehoning, PA. It has a Cummins ISL 9 with 450HP, Hale QMAX 1500GPM pump, 1000 gallons of water with dual sumps, 30 gallons of foam with the Foam Pro 2001, enclosed ladder & suction hose storage, Harrison 10KW generator, Command Light Tower with remote, TFT electric deck gun with remote, and a wide variety of tools. Engine 2 is our first due engine and will respond to mutual aid calls as well. KME featured our engine in their 2013 calendar for the month of October and it made the front cover of their KME Predator product brochure.
2014 FireMatic B.R.A.T. – (Brush Rapid Attack Truck) – Ford F550 4×4 Brush Truck. Brush 3 was built by FireMatic Supply Company in East Yaphank, NY. It has Super Single aggressive tread 19.5” Interco Irok tires, 360 gallons of water, 10 gallons of foam, Hale HPX300 – 18HP gas pump, Scotty “Around the Pump” Class A Foam Eductor System, Two Electric Hannay Reels Mounted on the water tank (1) 200′ of 1″ Lightweight Booster and (1) 1000′ of 1″ Forestry hose, Warn heavy duty front bumper, Warn M12000 Electric Winch, Oil Pan and Transmission Skid Plates, Slide out tool board, and custom suction hose holders. This unit was named “Billy the Brat” in memory of Bill Rundall, a long-time member who was very active in forest firefighting here at KVFD and for DEEP but passed away before the completion of B3.
1998 Chevrolet Pick-up. This unit is our second brush truck and utility vehicle. It carries 125 gallons of water and various brush fire hand tools and back pack pumps. This truck is also used by fire police for traffic control during large incidents. It also hauls our trailer carrying our antique hand drawn hose cart and our boat trailer.
1981 Grumman/Oran custom cab. This unit was also built by Gowans-Knight Fire Equipment in Watertown, CT. This pumper was one of the first of its kind in this area. Used as a water source pumper, it has a 1,500 GPM Waterous pump. It carries almost a mile of 5″ LDH (large diameter hose). Instead of it being flat laid on the back of a hose bed, it is carried on two large reels for ease of deployment and clean up. This truck is key to successful operations in rural firefighting. This unit was refurbished by GK in 2004.
2004 KME 102’ AerialCat Tower – Rear mounted Ladder. Tower 1 was built by KME Kovatch in Nesquehoning, PA for White Marsh FD in Maryland and was purchased and added to our fleet in 2014. It has a Detroit Series 60 – 575HP, GVW: 77,000lbs, 12’9″ height, 42’6″ length, 4 slide-out stabilizers, Breathing air to the platform, Pre-piped 4″ waterway with smooth bore and remote master stream, Harrison 15KW generator, 20 exterior cabinets (16 roll-up), 8-man cab with 5 SCBA seats, 2-200′ electric reels with PTO generator, Firecom in-cab communications with PTT driver/officer, 6 headsets, LED warning package, and 13 Halogen mounted scene lights. This unit is not in service currently but is being trained on and going out to be refurbished in early 2015 and should be in service by mid 2015.
2002 International Chassis with a Marion Walk in Rescue Body. This truck is used for motor vehicle crashes with the Hurst equipment pre-connected off the back compartment. It has an on-board generator, rope, and high angle, mountain, and trail rescue equipment. It also carries our cascade system for filling SCBA bottles. This unit has a walk in compartment with seating and a dressing area so members can don cold water rescue suits en-route to a call. The unit is also set up with multiple jurisdiction radio communications for operation as a command post. It is equipped with a light tower and side awning. This truck is ready for any call!