"Rescue-2 is 'in service' to the citizens and visitors of the City of Monroe as a 'heavy rescue' truck."

"Heavy Rescue" implies a fully-equipped full-size fire apparatus with a diverse range of specialized rescue equipment, with a highly trained and experienced crew compliment. With a crew consisting of a Fire Captain as the Company Officer, and Lieutenant as the Fire Driver/Operator, and two Private / Firefighters, all regularly assigned personnel are trained in many rescue-oriented skills, some of which include:

  • Vehicle Extrication (using the "jaws of life")
  • High-Angle Rope Rescue
  • Urban Search and Rescue / Building Collapse
  • Trench Rescue
  • Hazardous Materials Technician-Level Training

Rescue-2 is equipped with a full complement of some of the latest technology in vehicle extrication tools, including a vehicle-mounted hydraulic power unit, large spreader, large cutter, large ram, small ram, and pedal cutter. Accessories include a rocker panel base (or RAM base) for providing a stable surface for the base of the RAM to rest while pushing, reciprocating saws for removing windshields and cutting roof posts, window punches for removing side and back (tempered) glass, a full complement of air bags, cribbing, wedges, and other tools and equipment needed for vehicle extrication. Also included is a full set of extrication tools used not only as a backup set to the vehicle-mounted unit, but as a portable able to be taken closer to vehicles that are off-road.

Rescue-2 is dispatched as first-alarm to all structure fires, fire alarms, motor vehicle accidents, and auto-pedestrian accidents. This diverse range of response makes it one of the busiest apparatuses on the department.

Monroe Fire Department

Smoke Alarm

The Monroe Fire Department offers "FREE" smoke alarms with installation to all City of Monroe residents. If you would like a smoke alarm installed in your home, contact our office at (318) 329-2437 or (318) 329-2475 to be scheduled for installation.

How to Report a Fire

To report a fire or other emergency in the City of Monroe, dial 911.

If it is a fire, rescue, or other fire-related emergency, you may direct dial the Monroe Fire Department's direct emergency line at 318-322-5151.

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