Unit : Squad 1-5-3
Year : 1986
Model : Ford/Reading E-350 4x4 Conversion
This unit is utilized for various emergency and non emergency responses including; specialized rescues, water/ice emergencies, severe weather events, lighting and tows rescue boats 1-5-3, 1-5-4. The Squad is equipped with a full compliment of specialized rescue equipment including PFDs, dry suits, exposure suits, water rescue throw bags, rescue rope, rescue rope systems hardware, stokes basket and other rescue gear. The Squad also has a generator and scene lighting. This unit was obtained following the merger between Ephrata Area Rescue Services and Lincoln Fire Company, stations 1-15 and 1-6. Ephrata Rescue had designed and built the Squad to serve as their Rescue until it was replaced with a larger unit. It was then refitted to service as the tow vehicle for a specially built water rescue boat trailer and rescue boats. It was equipped as a special rescue response unit and a back up vehicle rescue unit. Along with the Squad came the boat trailer and rescue boats.