Frankenmuth Fire Department Apparatus


engine 1

  • Engine/Tender-1 is a 2014 Rosenbauer, serving as the department's first due engine on almost every response. 
  • It carries 2,000 gallons of water and has a 2,000 GPM (Gallon Per Minute) pump. 
  • E-1 has a rear discharge chute that can deliver water on either side of the apparatus. 
  • This apparatus carries a hose, equipment, tools, and gear needed for a variety of tasks.



  • Engine-2 is Under Construction...expected to be in service May 2024.



so how

  • Truck-3 is a 1997 Pierce. 
  • Behind the six person cab is a 200 gallon water tank and a 2,000 GPM pump. 
  • A 100 foot tower ladder with a platform sits above the truck. 
  • This apparatus can access hard to reach areas and is also used for technical rescues. 
  • It is one of only a few of its kind in the Saginaw & Tuscola county areas.



squad 4

  • Squad-4 is a 2008 Rosenbauer on a GMC Chassis. 
  • This apparatus is used as a squad unit and has seating for 10 firefighters. 
  • It can be used as a mobile command center and rehab area with its two refrigerators and bench seating. 
  • S-4 is equipped with an air bottle refilling system and a light tower that can be brought up at the sight of the fire. 
  • It also contains a variety of rescue equipment for ice/water rescues, traffic control equipment as well as hazmat and assistance to medical first responders.


tender 5

  • Tender-5 is a 1997 Ford/CSI truck. 
  • The main purpose of this apparatus is to haul 1,900 gallons of water to a scene. 
  • In areas without fire hydrants, the tender is one of the most important pieces of equipment. 
  • The three water chutes are located on the rear, and on the right and left sides, making for an easy delivery. 
  • A 385 GPM portable pump is also on this apparatus and comes in handy during brush fires for this unit can pump and roll.


utility 6

  • Utility-6 is a 2008 Polaris UTV 4x4 with a 90 gallon tank and a 100 GPM pump. 
  • The UTV is used mostly as a medical first responding unit for festivals/events, using the mounted stokes basket for the efficient removal of victims. 
  • This unit is also used for wildland fires as it is able to go through almost any type of terrain.


brush 7

  • Brush-7 is a 2005 Chevy/CSI 4x4 truck. 
  • This unit features a four person cab, a 200 gallon tank and a 225 GMP pump. 
  • It is equipped with brush fire gear, such as brooms, water packs, and several smaller hoses. 
  • In the front bumper of the truck are two nozzles that spray water in a “V” shape which can be used when the truck is moving.



marine 9

  • Marine-9 is a 2010 Mercury Heavy Duty 430-Hypalon Boat, equipped with a 25 hp Evinrude E-TEC motor. 
  • This boat is used for water rescue or hard to access areas along the river. 
  • Fits four firefighters and several victims. 
  • Also on board is a variety of equipment, including rope and netting.

Mobile Command Center


  • Housed in Frankenmuth, the 33 ft. trailer is the Saginaw Co. Fire Chiefs Association's mobile command center.  
  • It is used for extended incidents and during extreme weather conditions for staging. 
  • From front to back the MCC has two restrooms on either side, a command center with desks, radios and maps and a rehabilitation section with a sink, refrigerator, coffee maker and televisions.