Kinston Fire & Rescue's Apparatus and Equipment

Front Line Apparatus

Battalion 1



2017 Ford F-150 LX Crew Cab 4 X 4, purchased and delivered November 2016, is the newest apparatus in the department.  The apparatus was purchased under the Current Kinston Department of Fire & Rescue Chief, D. N. Crawford.  Battalion 1 is the Shift Battalion Commander's transport vehicle.
Battalion 1

Ladder 18


2005 E-One rear-mount 95 Foot Platform purchased and delivered July 2005 under Director of Public Safety G. S. Smith (Retired).  Ladder 18 has a 525 Horsepower Detroit Series 60 Diesel Engine, a 2000 GPM side-operated Hale E-1 Parallel Pump, with a 300 gallon water tank.  

Ladder 18

Engine 11 and Engine 22



2010 Spartan Metrostar, Rosenbauers, were a double purchase project to update the Fire Fleet and were delivered August 2010 under Director of Public Safety B. Johnson (Retired).  Engine 11 and Engine 22 have 425 Horsepower Cummings ISL Diesel Engines, 1500 GPM Hale QMAX150 mid-ship Pumps with 500 gallon water tanks.

Engine 11 will soon be reassigned as Engine 33 in April 2017 to make way for the newest apparatus of the Fire Fleet.
Engine 11
Engine 22

New Engine 11



2016 Pierce, will be built and ready for delivery in March of 2017 under the Current Fire Chief, D. N. Crawford.  Engine 11 has a 450 Horsepower Cummings Diesel Engine and a 1500 GPM side-operated Hale Centrifugal pump with a 500 gallon water tank.
New Engine 11

Engine 33



2000 E-One HP75 rear-mount 75 Foot Quint was built and delivered August 2000 under Director of Public Safety G. S. Smith (Retired).  Engine 33 has a Cummings 15M Diesel Engine and a 1500 GPM side-operated Hale QMAX150-23S Pump with a 500 gallon water tank.  The aerial on the apparatus has a unique feature to allow the waterway nozzle be pinned at the tip of the ladder for waterway Operations and re-pinned at the 55 foot mark to clear the tip for rescue operations.

Engine 33 will soon be placed in reserve status as Engine 34 to make way for the newest apparatus of the Fire Fleet.
Engine 33

Vehicle 606


2002 Ford F350 Diesel Utility Truck was built and delivered in March 2002 under Director of Public Safety G. S. Smith (Retired).  Vehicle 606 served as Front-Line Apparatus Battalion 1 until Vehicle 609 was placed in service in December 2010.  Vehicle 606 was placed into reserve status until October 2016 and became Front-Line Apparatus Investigations Vehicle.  Vehicle 606 is used as a gear and personnel transport vehicle for the Kinston Fire & Rescue's Cause and Origin Investigations Team.
Unit 606

​Reserve Apparatus

Vehicle 609



2011 Dodge Ram 1500 4 X 4 Pickup Truck was built and delivered in February 2011 under Director of Public Safety B. Johnson (Retired).  Vehicle 609 served as Front-Line Apparatus Battalion 1 until the Current Battalion 1 was placed into service in January 2017. 
Vehicle 609

Ladder 15


1987 E-One Stratospear rear-mount 110 Foot Ladder Truck was build and delivered April 1987 under Fire Chief T. Melvin (Retired). Ladder 15 is the oldest apparatus of the Fire Fleet and served as Front-Line Apparatus until Ladder 18 was placed in service in 2008. Ladder 15 has a Detroit 8V-92TA Diesel Engine and a 1500 GPM side-operated Hale QSMG 150-21 Centrifugal Pump with a 200 gallon water tank.
Ladder 15

Engine 12


1993 E-One was built and delivered November 1993 under the Late Fire Chief T. Kelly (Retired).  Engine 12 served as Front-Line Apparatus Engine 11 until 2010 when the twins (Current Engine 11 and Engine 22) were placed in service.  Engine 12 has a 350 Horsepower Detroit 06UF24132 Diesel Engine and a 1500 GPM QSMG 150-23 mid-ship Centrifugal Pump with a 500 gallon water tank.
Engine 12

Engine 23

1993 E-One Sentry was a rush build and delivered January 1994 under the Late Fire Chief T. Kelly (Retired).  Old Engine 22 (1979 Amarican LaFrance), while responding to a call during the rain, wrecked just past the Queen Street Bridges heading south toward Highway 70.  The Fire Company on-board were all OK with no injuries to report, however due to this unfortunate incident Old Engine 22 was deemed totaled and needed to be replaced.  Station 2, located on Tiffany Street (now Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard) was closed down due to the new trucks being manufactured could not fit into the old fire bays, which were designed for old horse drawn Fire Apparatus.

Engine 23 served as Front-Line Apparatus Engine 44 at Station 4 until 2010 when the twins (Current Engine 11 and Engine 22) were placed into service.  Engine 23 is built very similar to Engine 12 with slight changed details due to being a rush build and unexpected budgetary costs, but has a 300 Horsepower Cummings 6V-92A Diesel Engine and a 1500 GPM QSMG 150-23 mid-ship Centrifugal Pump with a 500 gallon water tank.   
Engine 23

Engine 34


1989 Pierce Lance was built and delivered December 1989 under Fire Chief T. Melvin (Retired).  Engine 34 served as Front-Line Apparatus Engine 33 at Station 3 until 1999 when the Current Engine 33 was placed into service.  Engine 34 has a Detroit 6V92 Diesel Engine and a 1500 GPM Waterous CSW Mid-Ship Centrifugal Pump with a 500 gallon water tank.

Due to the apparatus only having two cross lays and lack of power supply/lighting to the apparatus and the potential fire scene, the truck will be retired when the newest apparatus of the Fire Fleet arrives.
Engine 34