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CFD Apparatus
Engine Companies
Every engine company in the Charlotte Fire Department is a triple combination class A pumper. This means that the truck carries water, hose, and a fire pump for extinguishing fires. In addition to firefighting equipment, all engines have life saving EMS equipment, including defibrillators for cardiac arrest patients.

All pumpers in Charlotte have these common features:

  • Waterous 1500 GPM pumps
  • At least 500 gallon water tanks
  • 30 gallon class B foam tanks
  • 1-3/4" and 2-1/2" attack lines
  • 5" supply line
Engine 21
Ladder 27
Ladder Companies

All of Charlotte's Smeal 105' aerials carry the same equipment as the engine.  The ladder company is primarily tasked with searching for lost victims, ventilation of hot fire gasses, and salvage and overhaul.

  • 105' Smeal ladder
  • Waterous 2000 GPM pump
  • On-board water and foam.
  • Hydraulic rescue tools
  • Rope rescue equipment
  • Complement of ground ladders from 6-40'