Division of Fire

Firefighting

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    • Division Secretary - Laura Banas                                Firefighting Chief – Michael A. Potter
    • Fire Chief - Brandon Loboschefski
    • Chief of Heavy Rescue - Matt MathiasChief, Firefighting Bureau
    • Chief of Engineering - Thomas Parker II
    • Captain/Fire - Thomas Thieman
    • Captain/Fire - 
    • Captain/Rescue - 
    • Captain/Engineering - Ray Kozina
    • Lieutenant/Fire - Jeffery C. Medere
    • Lieutenant/Fire - Thomas P. Hunyor, Sr.
    • Lieutenant/Fire - Dan Williams
    • Lieutenant/Rescue - Todd Preston
    • Lieutenant/Rescue - Rick Ottensman
    • Lieutenant/Engineering - Tim Monto
    • Lieutenant/Engineering - Dan Hengle





Contact the Bureau:  firefighting@maumee.org or 419-897-7050 (fax 419-897-7054)

VEHICLES:

Engine 3 - 1992 Darley

 

 

 

1992 Darley – equipped with a 1500 gallon-perminute pump (Champion) with a 1000 gallon tank. This engine is fitted with approximately 81 feet of ground ladders.  

 

 

 

Engine 1 - 1987 Sutphen

 

 

 

1987 Sutphen – equipped with a 1250 gallon-per- minute pump (Hale) with a 500 gallon tank. This engine is fitted with approximately 80 feet of ground ladders.

 

 

 

2004 Pierce - equipped with a 1,500 gallon-per-minute pump with a 750 gallon tank.  Also, a Pierce Husky 10 compressed air foam system with capacity of 30 gallons of Class "A" foam.  Side rollover protection system and enclosed top mount pump panel

Engine 2 - 2004 Pierce

Engine 2

E2   

One Heavy Rescue Unit

Squad 4

1997 Summit Rescue – built on a 32 foot- long freightliner chassis. It has two pre- connected extrication lines for rescues: the Hurst jaws of life are located on one line and the cutters are on the second. The unit carries a MSA thermal imaging hand held camera. The squad is the first unit in Maumee to have the Firecom System in it. The Firecom System consists of headsets for the personnel that are riding in the vehicle that allows them to hear what their assignment will be at the scene.

 

Two Aerial Devices

2000 Pierce Lance 105' Ladder - is equipped with a Hale pump of 1500 gallon-per-minute and a 500 gallon poly tank.  The 105 foot aerial has all wheel steer for excellent moving capabilities in tight areas.  A husky foam system is also featured on  this spectacularly advanced vehicle. 

 Truck 5, 2000 Pierce Lance 105' Ladder

2010 Pierce Velocity 75' aluminum ladder - This apparatus is equipped with a 1500 GPM Hale pump, a 500 gallon poly water tank and the Husky Foam System. Truck 6 is also equipped with pre-plumbed, pre-connected Hurst spreaders (jaws of life) and cutters making this vehicle versatile for fire suppression and rescue extrication.    

   Truck 6

  T6    T6 Pump Panel

Three Watercraft

2001 Rubber Zodiac – This is the Division's front-line boat, covering approximately 4.5 miles of the Maumee River. The motor on the boat is a Mercury outboard 25 horsepower.  

Zodiac Rubber Boat - 2001

1998 Rescue One -This is the Division's front line boat and is powered by a 35hp Johnson motor. The boat also carries an 18 hp portable pump and deck gun.

Rescue One Boat - 1998

2014 Kawasaki STX-15F Wave Runner  - 2 seater obtained through an annual renewable Law Enforcement Grant.  This vehicle can be launched quickly to get to stranded fishermen or victims and provide aid until other rescue craft can arrive.

Kawasaki 2013

The Fire Divisions of Maumee and Perrysburg (cities located on opposite sides of the River) have a mutual aid response agreement. When either of the fire divisions respond to a rescue along the River, the other division will also respond for support and protection. Each spring from March to May, the annual migration of walleye from Lake Erie move upriver to spawn, making the river a very busy place, which, in turn, keeps our divisions busy. The air and water temperatures are still very cold and many victims fall prey to hypothermia.

Two other Vehicles

2015 Dodge Ram 2500 Pickup - This vehicle is used for hauling hose and empty SCBA bottles after fires. The vehicle is equipped with a plow for snow removal and also transports the Rescue One boat to the River for rescues.

2015 Dodge Ram 2500

 

 

firefi1928 Ahrens Fox - This vintage vehicle is used for musters and parades.  The rotary gear pump has a capacity of 600 gallons-per-minute.  At various musters, this truck has been known to get water in less than 4 seconds.  This truck and different crews have brought many first place trophies.  All of the equipment on this 1928 truck is original, including the paint.

 

 

 

 

Station at dawn

The Fire Station at dawn. Beautiful Fall morning.

 

Training  

Maumee Safety Training Center

 

Burn BuildingTraining Center

TrainingTraining CenterTraining Tower

 Training CenterSmoke House w/ movable walls

 

 

The inside of the burn building is set on fire and is used to train firefighters, especially those who have not been in a real fire, to help them when in a real life scenario.