Apparatus
Brush 12
2004 Ford
Brush 12 is first due to wildland fire incidents and carries equipment used for operations. Unit has a 300 gallon tank and 50 gallon class "A" foam tank. Also carries Power Hawk battery powered extrication tools. Brush 12 responds to all motor vehicle accidents on the Blue Ridge Parkway along with Rescue 12. Currently housed at Station 1.
Chief 12
2011 Chevrolet 2500 Suburban 4x4
Fire Chief's response vehicle. Used by the Fire Chief to respond to calls that may require a command presence. Also used to attend a variety of meetings such as: Meetings with Emergency Management and County Managers, Buncombe County Chiefs Assoc. and Buncombe County Firefighters Assoc. and etc.
Engine 12
2000 International 4800/KME 4x4 “Class A” Pumper/Tanker 1000 gallon tank/1250 GPM Pump
Second due to Structure Fires and Brush Fires. Responds Automatic Aid to neighboring districts for brush fires. Carries 1200 feet of 3 inch supply line and over 1000 feet of attack lines. Also has a Thermal Imaging Camera and “Knox Box” system on board. Currently housed at Station 1.
Engine 12-2
2012 Freightliner/Pierce "Class A" Pumper/Tanker
1000 gallon tank / 1750 gallon per minute pump. Carries 1200 feet of 4 inch supply line as well as over 1000 feet of attack lines. Equipped with "Knox Box" system and Thermal Imaging Camera.

This Engine is first due to Structure Fires and Motor Vehicle Accidents. Carries full compliment of AMKUS extrication tools and carries Advanced Life Support Medical equipment certified at the EMT-Intermediate level. Currently housed at Station 1.
Engine 12-3
1985 GMC / FMC “Class A” Pumper/Tanker 1000 gallon tank / 1000 gallon per minute pump
Engine 12-3 is 3rd due to structure fires, it also serves the Beaver Dam district. Currently housed at Station 2.
Polaris 12
2009 Polaris Ranger
Used to access areas that cannot be accessed by full sized apparatus. Polaris 12 is also equipped with a medical unit to attach a back board and attendent's seat and also has a custom brush unit capable of fighting wild land fires. Currently housed at Station 1.
Rescue 12
2000 Ford F-550 Super Duty
4x4 Medium Duty Rescue Vehicle

First due to any Rescue incident within the district. Responds second due to Motor Vehicle Accidents including a large area of the Blue Ridge Parkway.

Carries variety of equipment including rope rescue, and water rescue equipment. Full compliment of AMKUS extrication equipment on board as well as Advanced Life Support medical equipment certified at the EMT-Intermediate level. Currently housed at Station 1.
Squad 12
1990 Ford Super Duty 4x4 / Boardman “Mini-Pumper” 250 gallon tank / 350 gallon per minute pump
Primary use is for limited access areas that the larger apparatus cannot access. Secondary use is for wild land fires. Currently housed at Station 1.
Tac 12
2011 Chevorlet 2500 Suburban 4x4
Used to respond to Emergency Medical Incidents in the district. Equipped at the EMT-Intermediate Level and provides Advanced Life Support intervention at any medical incident. Currently housed at Station 1.
Tac 12-2
2004 Ford Explorer
Former TAC 12, this vehicle used as a back up TAC truck, to transport personnel and equipment to scenes and to and from training. Currently housed at Station 1.
Tanker 12
1985 Ford Tanker 1500 gallon tank / 350 gallon per minute pump
Tanker 12 is used for water supply for fire ground operations. Serving along with Engine 12-3 in the beaver dam district. Currently housed at Station 2.
Truck 12
2015 Chevorlet 2500 4x4
Truck 12 is used to haul equipment to and from large scenes within Upper Hominy fire district, and to neighboring fire districts. It also hauls Polaris 12 to brush fires and large searches within Buncombe and surrounding counties. Its currently housed at Station 1.
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Upper Hominy Volunteer Fire & Rescue Department
1795 Pisgah Highway
Candler NC 28715, NC 28715
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