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Souhegan Valley Rides

The Blue Bus has come to Mont Vernon!

Souhegan Valley Rides provides wheelchair accessible, curb-to-curb bus service for non-emergency healthcare and social servicer appointments and for other essential activities within Amherst, Brookline, Hollis, Milford and Mont Vernon, and to and from Nashua.

There is a $2.00 fare each way.

Call 880-0100 ext. 1 at least 48 hours in advance, or click here: Souhegan Valley Rides to learn more.

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Mont Vernon General Store

general store 

10 North Main St.

   554-1480


Engine 1

MVFD Apparatus Engine 1 001

Engine 1 was manufactured by Sutphen Fire Apparatus Company. Purchased with funds available in the Department’s Apparatus Capital Reserve Fund, and ordered following town meeting in 1992, was delivered in 1993. This was one of two active Sutphen fire trucks in NH when it was delivered. It replaced the 1952 GMC Civil Defense pumper-tanker truck.

 Apparatus call sign: 21Engine 1

Year / Manufacturer: 1993 / Sutphen Fire Apparatus

350 HP Detriot Diesel, 4 Speed Allison Automatic

Hale 2-stage, 1500gpm pump, 1000 gallon tank

Hose: 2200’ of 4” supply, 800’ of 2.5”, 700’ of 1.75”

Ladders: 35’ Extension, 16’ Roof

Basic Equipment: Thermal Imaging Camera; 500gpm monitor; Holmatro Combi-Rescue Tool; RIT, SCBA: 6 Scott 4.5 / 45 minute; 5 spare bottles; Portable generator; Smoke ejector. 


  Engine 2

HME Eng 2 023

 Engine 2 was built by HME in 2008. Truck was purchased following 2011 town meeting, with $220,000 available in the Apparatus Capital Reserve Fund. Engine 2 is set up as a rescue-pumper. This engine replaced the 1980 Pierce-International pumper.

 Apparatus call sign: 21 Engine 2.

Year / Manufacture: 2008 / HME Silver Fox

330HP Diesel / Automatic transmission

330HP Diesel / Automatic transmission

Hose: 1000’ 4” 700’ 1.75”

Ladders: 24’ Extension, 14’ Roof

Basic Equipment: Thermal Imaging Camera; Portable generator; SCBA: 6 Scott 4.5 / 45 minute; 5 spare bottles

Rescue Equipment: Holmatro Cutter and Spreader; 3 piece, 52 ton; Air Bags; Stokes Back-Board; EMS Equipment


 Engine 3 

MVFD Apparatus E3 028

Engine 3 was purchased in 2001 with funds that were available in the Department’s Apparatus Capital Reserve Fund. Manufactured by Dingee Machine Company of Cornish NH. Engine 3 is a commercial International 4900 chassis. At the time this truck was put in service, the Department was still operating out of the 1947 station. The truck had to be designed with limited height and length restrictions. This truck replaced the 1961 Maynard-International pumper.

Apparatus call sign: 21 Engine 3

Year / Manufacture: 2001 / Dingee International Chassis

330HP Diesel / Automatic transmission / All Wheel Drive

Waterous single stage 1500 gpm pump, 800 gallon tank

Hose: 2000’ 4” split load; 400’ 1.75”

Ladders: 24’ Extension; 14’ Roof

Basic Equipment: Portable generator; Smoke Ejector; Pro-foam pak; SCBA: 2 Scott 4.5 / 45 minute; 2 spare bottles; Seasonal Forestry Equipment: back pumps, Hand tools


Tanker 1

MVFD Apparatus T1 038

Tanker 1 was purchased in 2004 with assistance of a Federal Grant and funds available from the Department’s Apparatus Capital Reserve Fund. Manufactured by Dingee Machine Company of Cornish NH. This truck replaced a 1972 International over the road tractor cab-chassis that was built into tanker in 1984.

Apparatus call sign: 21 Tanker 1

Year / Manufacture: 2004-5 / Dingee International Chassis

380HP Diesel / Automatic transmission / All Wheel Drive

Waterous single stage 1250 gpm pump, 3000 gallon tank

Hose: 600’ of 4”; 500’ of 2.5”; 200’ of 1.75”

Ladder: 24’ Extension

Basic Equipment: 4”gated wye, 4” Siamese; 2500gallon porta-tank; SCBA: 2 Scott 4.5 / 45 minute; 3 spare bottles


 Forestry 1 

MVFD Forestry 055

1952 Dodge 4x4 Military Surplus vehicle that was acquired from the NH Department of Forestry (DRED) during the 1960’s. The Department has continued to up grade and make modifications to insure it is usable and meets today’s needs.

Apparatus call sign 21 Forestry 1

Year / Manufacture: 1952 / Dodge / 4x4 Military

Floating pump   and a portable   WIC Pump

Hose Reel: 1000’ 1.5”Forestry

Hose Bag: 200’   1.5” Forestry

Hose Bag: 200 1” Forestry

Basic Equipment: 2 back pumps; Counsel rakes; Forestry shovels; Hazel hoes; Chain saw


Forestry 2

No Photo as of today

 

1993 Humvee was acquired from the Mont Vernon Police Department through the US Logistics military surplus. While the truck is a few inches wider than Forestry 1, the canvas cab enclosure and heater, means the truck has year round usage.

Apparatus call sign 21 Forestry 2

Year / Manufacture: 1993 / Humv / Military

Portable pump: 125 gpm / 120 gallon tank

Hose: 700’ of 2.5”

375’ 1.5 Forestry

Basic Equipment: Counsel rakes; Hazel Hose; Forestry shovels; 4 canvas back pumps


 


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