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Fire Station #8-6 - 101 Gamble Road

Fire Station 8-6 front view 
Nearest Intersection: Gamble Road and Lacewood Drive

Officially opened on October 20, 2012, Station 8-6 is Richmond Hill’s newest and most environmentally-friendly fire station. Built to LEED silver specifications, the station’s roof has been constructed to collect both municipal water and “grey” (recycled and reused) water for washing trucks. This facility is equipped with a back-up generator that can power 100% of the building in the event of a power failure.

Home to 20 suppression personnel (firefighters) who work on four separate crews, Station 8-6 houses a kitchen and lounge, exercise facilities for firefighters as well as dorm areas. It is also a single floor design to reduce response times upon receiving a call.

Firefighters at Station 8-6 respond to all types of emergency calls, but are also specially trained in hazardous materials (HAZMAT), and water and ice rescues.

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Station 8-6 Vehicles

Pumper 861

Pumper 861 This custom built, 2012 Spartan/Dependable Rescue Pumper is one of the newest additions to the RHFES fleet, being put in to service in November 2012. 861 is equipped as a pumper, and also carries standard structural firefighting equipment, as well as auto extrication equipment.

Pumper 861 is the first run truck out of Station 8-6. 

861 Specifications
Manufacturer Type of Apparatus Year Pump Capacity Tank Capacity
Spartan Pumper/Rescue 2012 7006 Lpm 2177 L

Tanker 864
Tanker 864 This 2004 Freightliner/Dependable water tanker carries a lot of water - 8,463 litres of it to be exact! In addition to the massive water tank, it also carries a portable pump, three lengths of 65mm hard suction hose, one porta tank, and extra lengths of hoses with nozzles.

Tanker 864 is used primarily for calls in areas of Richmond Hill that are not serviced by fire hydrants.

864 Specifications
Manufacturer Type of Apparatus Year Pump Capacity Tank Capacity
Freightliner Tanker 2004 N/A 8463 L
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