Sheridan Fire Protection District

Our Vehicles

Engine 812

1997 Pierce Engine/Pumper

The pumper is the first out vehicle for all structure fires. It has a 1250 gallon per minute pump with a 1000 gallon water tank on board. It has the ability to pump water from a port-a-tank carried on the tender truck, from a static source of water (river, pond, swimming pool, etc), from a hydrant, and from other pumpers. It is powered with a 300 horsepower diesel engine. It has a built in 5000 watt generator with 2 1500 watt telescoping lights for night calls. The truck went into service on September 16, 1997.

Tender 861

2004 Frieghtliner Tender

The tender truck responds to all structure and grass fires. It is an importand piece of equipment since the areas in and around town do not have hydrants. Therefore, water to fight a fire must be trucked in. It is the most asked for piece of equipment for mutual aid calls. It is not unusual for several departments to respond with a tender truck during a structure fire to ensure enought water is available to fight the fire. The stainless steel tank on the truck holds 2000 gallons of water. It carries a 2100 gallon port-a-tank on the right side which is used to hold water for the pumper to pump out of. The truck also has a Defco PTO pump installed. The tender was placed into service on April 30, 2004

Truck 831

2001 Dodge Ram HD 3/4 Ton Pickup

This truck is considered a mini pumper and responds to all grass and field fires. Most firefighters will call the truck the "grass rig." The truck carries a skid unit in the bed which has a pump and a water tank. The tank carries 200 gallons of water. It is a 4X4 with a diesel engine. The pumper is usually too heavy to enter a field, therefore the grass rig is used since it is much lighter and can get into hard to reach areas. It is also used to transport additional firefighters to a structure fire or for a quick knock down of a vehicle fire. It was placed into service the first week of October 2000.

Ambulance 1M13

2002 Med Tec-International 4300 Series Ambulance

The ambulance switches with the other department ambulance as the first out for a medical call on a monthly basis. It operates as an ILS unit with at least one EMT-I on board. It carries a variety of equipment on board to handle many medical emergencies. It is equiped with two radios. One for the driver to talk on fire band and one for the EMT's in the back to talk to the hospital emergency room. The 14 foot box on the back has enough room for a person to stand upright. The departments ambulances carry the extracation equipment required to remove people from a vehicle involved in an accident. Therefore, it is the first out vehicle for all vehicle accidents. It was placed into service on February 16, 2002.

Ambulance 1M14

2005 Med Tec Ambulance

The ambulance switches with the other department ambulance as the first out for a medical call on a monthly basis. It carries the same equipment as the 2002 ambulance. It was placed into service the first week of January 2006.

Trailer T1

2001 Cargo Trailer

The department had more equipment than could be carried on the vehicles in service. A trailer was purchased to carry extra equipment to large scenes. Shelves, lights, and cabinets were installed by the firefighters to carry the equipment. Equipment carried includes generators, extra breathing apparatus (SCBA), fans, tools, ropes, etc. The trailer was placed into service in 2007.

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405 North Bushnell Street · Sheridan, IL 60551 · Phone: (815)496-2296 · Fax: (815)496-3401