Station 12-1 Mile 69.5 Parks Hwy
Station 12-1 is located at mile 69.5 of the Parks Hwy on Matsu Borough land that also houses the Willow Community Center, Willow Library and Willow Senior Housing. It was built in 1985 shortly after the Willow Volunteer Fire Department was organized. Station 12-1 is the main Willow FD station. It has 3 bays and an auxilary building to house an Engine, Pumper Tender, Brush rig and Rescue van.
The vehicles from right to left in the picture are: Rescue 12-1 a 2004 Ford Super Duty F-350 Diesel that seats 5. It is fully equiped with light rescue tools including edraulics spreaders and cutters, hydrolic Jaws of Life, gas powered saws for cutting wood, metal and concrete and numerous other standard fire department rescue tools. Rescue 12-1 is quite often called to assist Willow Ambulance with lifting patients and setting up landing areas for LifeMed helicopter.
Next is Engine 12-1-1 a 1996 Pierce Engine with 1250gpm pump, 750 gallons of water, deck mounted master stream and an onboard foam system.
The newest apparatus in the Willow FD is the 2015 Navistar pumper tender. It has a Hale 1500gpm PTO driven pump, a 30 gallon foam concentrate bladder and a 3500 gallon water tank. The foam can be discharged from 3 handlines and from a front bumper turrent while it moves forward. It is equiped with all modern LED lighting so it can light up the fire scene almost like daylight.
The last vehicle is Brush 12-1. It is a 2007 Ford truck with seating for 5. It has 350 gallons of water onboard and is the only vehicle in Willow FD right now with a CAFS foam system ( compressed air foam system) It carries pre-connected wildland fire hose in duffle bags for rapid deployment at the fire scene.