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 trench, confined space and high angle rescues.
Station 8-5 Vehicles
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.
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