Clayton W. DeMent Fire Station - West 3rd Street
Clayton W. DeMent Fire Station - West 3rd Street
First started in 1963, Purdue University is the only school in the Big Ten Conference that provides it's own primary Fire,
Rescue, Hazmat and EMS protection. The department currently has 27 full-time personnel in addition to the Chief of the
Department. Due to the large number of laboratories and research facilities on campus, each firefighter is trained
as a Hazardous Materials Technician.
 
Tower 12 - 1996 Simon-Duplex/LTI 102' Rear-mount platform ladder - 2000gpm pump/200gal
Tower 12 - 1996 Simon-Duplex/LTI 102' Rear-mount platform ladder - 2000gpm pump/200gal
Tower 12 responds to all fire calls and building alarms around the Purdue Campus.
 
Tower 12 - 1996 Simon-Duplex/LTI 102' Rear-mount platform ladder - 2000gpm pump/200gal
Tower 12 - 1996 Simon-Duplex/LTI 102' Rear-mount platform - 2000gpm pump/200gal
 
Engine 11 - 2006 American LaFrance Eagle rear-mount Pumper - 1500gpm/750gal/48gal Foam
Engine 11 - 2006 American LaFrance Eagle rear-mount Pumper - 1500gpm/750gal/48gal Foam
Engine11 responds to nearly every call around the Purdue campus including building inspections, stuck elevators and fire alarms.
It's shorter wheelbase allows for quick turns around the parking lots and narrow car-lined streets of the campus.
 
Engine 11 - 2006 American LaFrance Eagle rear-mount Pumper - 1500gpm/750gal/48gal Foam
Engine 11 - 2006 American LaFrance Eagle rear-mount Pumper - 1500gpm/750gal/48gal Foam
Department members wisely spec'd this truck out to meet their needs. The rear-driver's side compartment houses the pump panel and all pre-connects and discharges come off the back of this engine. This allows for a shorter wheelbase and protects the pump panel from dirt and weather for the majority of runs where it is not needed.
 
Engine 11 - 2006 American LaFrance Eagle rear-mount Pumper - 1500gpm/750gal/48gal Foam
Engine 11 - 2006 American LaFrance Eagle rear-mount Pumper - 1500gpm/750gal
Amongst it's various equipment, this sharp truck includes a 10kw Onan hydraulic generator and twin 20 gallon Class A & B
foam cells. Engine 11 responds to all fire calls along with Tower 12. It is first-due on extrication and rescue calls.
 
Medic 17 - 2005 International/Marque BLS Ambulance

Medic 17 - 2005 International/Marque ALS Ambulance
Medic 17 is the first due EMS unit on campus and stays very busy each shift.

 
Medic 17 - 2005 International/Marque BLS Ambulance
Medic 17 - 2005 International/Marque ALS Ambulance
 
Medic 18 - 1997 Ford/AEV BLS Ambulance
Medic 18 - 1997 Ford/AEV ALS Ambulance
Shown here with it's original number, this rig now runs as the second-out ambulance and is available for special events and
Purdue's home football games. These two ambulances are frequently called for mutual aid calls into neighboring City of Lafayette.
 
Airport Engine 15 - 2002 Oshkosh T-1500 ARFF
Airport Engine 15 - 2002 Oshkosh T-1500 ARFF
Purdue University runs a small airport on the southwest side of campus where this unit is stationed.
When larger charter flights are scheduled, additional FF's are summoned to staff this rig in case of an incident.
 
Former Engine 11 - 1981 E-One Pumper 1500gpm/500gal
Former Engine 11 - 1981 E-One Pumper 1500gpm/500gal
After serving the University for 25 years, this truck was finally replaced by the rig above in August 2006.
 
Former Squad 14 - 1999 Ford F-250/S&S Light Rescue
Former Squad 14 - 1999 Ford F-250/S&S Light Rescue
Squad 14 was originally purchased as a quick-response mini-pumper. However, after having several pump issues,
Purdue University removed the pump and extra water tanks on top of the body. These were replaced with a customized
compartment to carry the deparment's extrication equipment. Squad 14 ran on EMS calls requiring manpower as well
as all extrications, rescues, and fires. It was sold in 2007 to nearby Wabash Fire Department.
 
Not yet pictured:
Truck 14 - 2007 Ford Explorer - Assistant Chief Vehicle
Utility 18 - Ford F-450 flatbed & Hazardous Materials Decon Trailer



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