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Apparatus

Heavy Rescue 4

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Heavy Rescue 4, located at Station 4 in downtown San Diego, is outfitted with specialized rescue equipment such as Jaws of Life, generator and winch hoist. Heavy Rescue 4 responds to all first alarms downtown and all challenging rescues throughout the City.

The Rescue 4 rig is a 1992 Pierce Lance II Apparatus powered by a 400 hp, 552 cubic inch, V6 Detroit Diesel motor.

This specially designed rig features:

  • Four 100' hydraulic reels that supply the Amkus vehicle rescue system
  • An onboard 25,000 Watt PTO driven generator
  • Scene lighting
  • A 12,000 pound Warn Winch

Some of the tools carried include: several types of saws, air bags capable of lifting more than 74 tons, shoring materials, many different types of hand tools as well as firefighting and emergency medical equipment.