A Type 1 Engine is designed and equipped to handle many types
of emergencies. Specifically, it carries the hose,
water and pump necessary to extinguish any type of fire that
can be accessed from paved roads. It also carries the
necessary tools and equipment to mitigate just about any
other emergency that the fire department responds to: medical
emergencies, vehicle accidents, rope rescues, hazardous
material incidents, public assists and much more.
Type 3 Wildland Engine
A Type 3 Engine is specifically designed and equipped to
handle fires that occur in the wildland setting. They
carry the hose, water and pump necessary to extinguish fires
that require “off-road” capabilities, in order to
access. A Type 3 engine is smaller and lighter than a
Type 1 Engine and usually is equipped with 4-wheel drive.