Rescue 219 is a 1986 GMC-Pierce Engine purchased brand new by the department in 1986. Rescue 219 was the original Rescue unit for Franklin Twp. Rescue 219 is equipped to supplement R19 in rescue and extrication operations, as well as serve as the primary special rescue apparatus.
Rescue 219 carries a second set of rescue tools which include a hydraulic spreader, and cutter along with extra cribbing. and the Capabear stabilization system for vehicle roll overs. Rescue 219 also carries rope rescue equipment and water rescue equipment for special rescue situations that call for such operations. The engine is also equipped with an electric winch and come along for use in special rescue or stabilization situations.
For fire operations, Rescue 219 carries 500 gallons of water and a 1250gpm pump along with 1000 feet of 5 inch LDHand a full compliment of 2.5 inch and 1.75 inch handline hose. The Rescue also carries various hand tools for fire operations, chain saw, smoke ejector fans and a Propak Foam system. Rescue 219 also carries a spill response pack and set of absorbent pads. While on scene, Rescue 219 can provide both fixed and portable scene lighting from its 3500 kilowatt generator.