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Fire Station #8-5 - 150 High Tech Road

Fire Station 8-5
Nearest Intersection: High Tech Road and Red Maple Road

Station 8-5 was officially opened in May 2001 and is named after former Fire Chief Bert Cook.

Home to 20 suppression personnel (firefighters) who work on four separate crews, Station 8-5 houses a radio room with a base radio for direct communications, hose tower, kitchen and lounge as well as both male and female dorm areas. It is also the first station in Richmond Hill to have a dedicated area for exercise equipment for firefighters to use. In addition to the features of the station, Station 8-5 is also where the state-of-the-art main Emergency Operations Centre is located.

Firefighters at Station 8-5 respond to all types of emergency calls, but are also specially trained in hazardous materials (HAZMAT), and trench rescue.

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Station Vehicles

Foam Engine 851

Foam Engine 851 This custom built, one-of-a-kind 2006 Spartan/Smeal Foam Engine has on-board tanks that are pre-piped to the pump that holds approximately 2,000 litres of water and both ‘A’ and ‘B’ type foam. Engine 851 carries various firefighting equipment, such as hose, pike pole, axes, ladders and auto extrication equipment. It also carries a power saw, a Positive pressure ventilation (PPV) fan, and thermo-spy.

Engine 851 is the first run truck out of Station 8-5.

851 Specifications
Manufacturer Type of Apparatus Year Pump Capacity Tank Capacity
Spartan Pump 2006 7038 Lpm 1892 L



Rescue 850

Foam Engine 851 This 1996 Ford light rescue truck is used for technical rescues like trench rescues. It contains one Halmatro board, two wet suits, life jackets, 1,000 feet of rope, Bahco hand cutters and spreaders, one 3,500 watt generator, scene lights, first aid equipment, oxygen and forcible entry tools (axes, pry bars, etc.). Rescue 850 is also used to pull the technical rescue support unit, which is a trailer that contains tools and equipment for technical rescues.

850 Specifications
Manufacturer Type of Apparatus Year Pump Capacity Tank Capacity
Ford Support 1996 N/A N/A
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