Newest Addition!

We are proud to announce our latest addition. It’s a BOY! 14,420 lbs. & 20′ 6″ long. Our newest brush truck has arrived! We would like to thank the MCFD Board of Directors as well as all of our members for their support that made this possible. This will supplement our current 1984 Brush truck that only holds 250 Gal. of water as well as respond to medical calls and medical standbys at the Magnet Cove Football Games. We will be stickering it and training on it next week.

Specifications:
2019 Dodge 5500 Chassis 4X4 w/ Cummins Diesel
400 Gallon Tank
160 Gallon per Min. pump
15,500 lb. Winch
Push-up LED Flood Scene Lights (X2)
Booster reels with 100′ of 3/4 Booster Line (X2)
Scotty Foam System

built by: Outback Fire Apparatus, Utah

MCFD Brush-1

This Day in Fire History…

The Station Nightclub Fire…

Today we remember the fourth-deadliest nightclub fire in US history, killing 100 people, and the second deadliest in New England, surpassed by the 1942 Cocoanut Grove fire which resulted in 492 deaths.

The Station Nightclub had 462 people in attendance that night of which 100 perished and 230 were injured.

The fire started just seconds into the band’s opening song when pyrotechnics set off ignited flammable acoustic foam on both sides and the top center of the drummer’s alcove at the back of the stage.

This fire directly affected numerous fire codes in Rhode Island and changed a national code that now requires any nightclub made to hold more than 100 people MUST be sprinkled.

First few seconds of the fire.