Fire apparatus must be rugged by design, capable of functioning in climate extremes for long periods without interruption, and able to withstand the demands of the fire service where equipment is heavy and emergency responses do not allow time for the motor to warm up. Engines, Trucks, Quints, and Squards, are expected to provide front line service for 14 years prior to moving to reserve status, while Ambulances are projected for 10 years of front line service.
The Wauwatosa Fire Department is currently running 9 front line apparatus out of 3 fire stations, with 3 reserve apparatus. The department also has staff vehicles for inspections and other department activities.
Front Line Apparatus at Station 51
Front Line Apparatus at Station 52
Front Line Apparatus at Station 53