PFD Dept Photo 1912

The Piedmont Fire Department his a leader in firefighting technology since its inception in 1907. At that time many urban fire departments still relied on horse drawn fire engines. Community investment in cutting edge technology in order to ensure the highest level of service is a long-standing value still embraced by Piedmont. Reliable, high quality, purpose built and efficient apparatus serve as a force multiplier for this small department in a large urban area.

The Piedmont Fire Department staffs 3 pieces of equipment at all times. One type 1 Fire Engine, one type 2 Fire Truck and one type 2 Rescue Ambulance. In addition to these units the PFD maintains an extended fleet of vehicles which include a Chiefs command vehicle, a reserve type 1 Fire Engine, a reserve type 2 Rescue Ambulance, a type 6 (wild land) Fire Engine, and a utility pickup truck.

Medic 1 


Medic 1 is a 2018 Leader type 2 ambulance. Medic 1 responds to over 700 emergency medical calls and fires every year. The two firefighters assigned to Medic 1 are state licensed and county accredited paramedics and can perform complete cardiac care including resuscitation, defibrillation, monitoring and pharmacological care. Medic 1's paramedics also provide trauma care, injury stabilization and a wide array of diagnostic procedures. Medic 1 also assists in county wide mutual aid when significant events happen or unusually high call volume deplete resources. This same assistance is provided to Piedmont by our surrounding departments during our time of need.

Engine 1 

PFD Engine 2843

Engine 1 is a 2018 Pierce Enforcer PUC type 1 fire engine. It boasts a 1,500 gpm pump, 750 gallon water tank, a full compliment of EMS equipment and a staff of 3 firefighters. Engine 1 is capable of pump and roll operations , making it a versatile and effective tool for structural and wildland firefighting. Engine 1 responds to over 800 calls per year including fires, vehicle accidents and as a paramedic first responder with Medic 1 in the city of Piedmont.

Truck 1

PFD Truck 2872

Truck 1 is a 2014 Suphan SL-75 type 2 fire truck. Truck 1 is equipped with a 75' aerial ladder, 115 feet of ground ladders, a 1500 gpm pump and a 500 gallon water tank. Truck 1 is also stocked with tools and equipment to perform vehicle extrication, technical rescue, and rope rescue and responds to all structure fires, vehicle accident, and rescues. On top of that Truck 1 is responsible to handle medical calls when Medic 1 and Engine 1 are already assigned to emergency calls. This rolling toolbox goes to over 250 calls per year.

Chief 1


Chief 1 is commonly referred to as the "Chief's Buggy" and is assigned to the Fire Chief for daily and emergency use. Chief 1 is equipped with multiple radio's for local, county and state communications, mobile computing capabilities, and organizational charts and tools for managing all types of incidents. 

Engine 601


Engine 601 was Built on a 2016 Ford F550 frame, is a type 6 wild land firefighting engine. Engine 601 is able to respond in rough terrain be it unpaved forest lands, or the rubble of an urban disaster. The compliment of equipment on Engine 601 is light and nimble allowing for quick response and fast work. Engine 601 has been deployed across the state during fire season since going into service including assignments in Monterrey, Sonoma, Shasta and Solano counties.

Reserve, Retired, and Utility Apparatus

Medic 501 Reserve Ambulance

2890 Reserve Ambulance

Engine 501 Reserve Engine

2891 Reserve Engine

2872 Retired Truck (no longer owned by the dept.)

2872 Retired Truck

2843 Retired Engine (no longer owned by the dept.)

2843 Retired Engine



2842 Retired