PFARS operates a state-of-the-art fleet of eight emergency vehicles. Each vehicle has been custom designed by PFARS to provide maximum functionality based upon our operational needs, Apparatus are on a replacement schedule appropriate to each vehicle, and we follow and in-depth preventative maintenance program to ensure reliability during emergencies.
PFARS has three ambulances to meet the high volume of requests (~8 per day, with many taking place at the same time or within minutes of each other). The ambulances carry the equipment and personnel needed to respond to any emergency.
The Special Services (SS) unit responds to fires, hazardous material calls, large scale emergency incidents and community events. The SS carries a large cache of supplies for mass casualty incidents as well as rehabilitation services, including medical monitoring, rehydration and environmental reconditioning.
Utility 168 is a very flexible vehicle with a number of features: winch, mobile command post, four wheel drive, off-road patient transport capability and hitch for towing the boat trailer.
Car 168 is a first response vehicle used to get an initial responder to the scene of an emergency or to bring additional members to an emergency. It is also equipped with four wheel drive for snow, off road use and as a backup vehicle to tow the boat trailer.
A giant toolbox on wheels, the truck carries the wide variety of equipment necessary to perform technical rescue services, including hydraulic rescue tools, light towers, water rescue equipment and confined space rescue gear and tools.
This eight person, shallow draft, flat bottomed boat powered by a 50hp motor gives us the flexibility to respond to emergencies on Carnegie Lake or the D&R canal as well as other bodies of water in the region. The boat is towed on a trailer specially designed for rapid deployment in shallow water.