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Site launch 3/17/2007.
Featured Photo - Cincinnati Engine 31 is pictured here operating on the scene of a 2-alarm fire in Mount Lookout in early October of 2022.  Engine 31 is a 2019 E-One Cyclone II previously assigned to Engine 35.
There are currently 844 apparatus, 93 fire stations and 12 boats pictured on this web site.
Future / New Deliveries Update 2022 /2023-

Cincinnati - A new E-One Typhoon pumper truck has arrived and has beeb placed into service with Engine 24.

Three new Ford / Horton ambulances have been delivered in the new red paint scheme. Medic 9 and Medic 12 went into service in August of 2022, Medic 46 in February of 2023.

A 2005 Rosenbauer Panther ARFF unit was acquired from the Cincinnatu / NKY Int'l Airport (CVG) Fire Department.  It has been placed into service with CFR 218. 

Delhi Township - Received a new E-One pumper truck in June of 2021 for Engine 36.

Fairfield (City) - Placed into service a new E-One pumper truck with Engine 33.

Fairfield Township - Received in April of 2021 a new E-One pumper truck for Engine 211.

Green Township - Received a new E-One pumper truck for Engine 55.

Madeira / Indian Hill - Placed into service a new Ford / CET for Support 65.  A new Ford / Horton ambulance was received for Medic 65..

Norwood - Placed into service in February of 2022 a new Seagrave pumper truck with Engine 81.

Sharonville - Received a new E-One pumper truck for Engine 87 in January of 2022.

Springfield Township - Received a new E-One pumper truck for Engine 90 in October of 2021.

Whitewater Township - Placed into service in June a new E-One pumper truck with Engine 105. 

If you have an event you would like to list, a new delivery to report, or any corrections to the data on this site just send me an email.

"A Guide To Cincinnati Fire Apparatus" - Book Series

Each book in the series offers a comprehensive visual guide to Cincinnati Fire Department apparatus and recent purchase history.  The books feature color photos and detailed specification information for all regular frontline companies and the diverse array of specialized equipment operated by the department.

The just released 2022 edition features a department transitioning back to E-One apparatus and a return to the solid red paint scheme.  It is available in soft-cover, and a larger format, hardcover expanded edition that adds a 6 page photo gallery, rare & movie shots sections and an 8 page station / apparatus directory with station photos.

The 2018 edition chronicles the department at the end of  the Rosenbauer purchase era.  It is available in soft-cover, e-book and a larger format, hardcover expanded edition that adds an 8 page photo gallery and a 4 page station / apparatus directory.

The 2008 edition documents the department prior to the start of the decade long Rosenbauer purchase era.  In 2008, the department was primarily E-One with the exception of some Sutphen pumpers and 3 Seagrave ladder trucks.  The book is available as a soft-cover or e-book.

All books in the series are available for purchase in the
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Recent Updates -

05/12/23 - With the arrival of the new 2023 E-One for Engine 24 their previous apparatus, a 2017 Rosenbauer Commander, has been reassigned to Engine 46 in Hyde Park.  The Station 46 page has been updated with the change in assignment.

04/15/23 - Updated the Cincinnati Station 24 page with the new E-One Typhoon pumper truck placed into service with Engine 24.  It is the first engine or truck to be equipped with a Federal Q in a very long time, although the two Cincinnati heavy rescues have had Q sirens for a few years now.

03/11/23 - Updated the Cincinnati Station 46 page with the new Ford / Horton ambulance placed into service with
Medic 46.  It is the third ambulance to be delivered in the new red color scheme.

12/23/22 - Updated Norwood with the 2022 Seagrave Capitol placed into service with Engine 82.  Also, general department update with all of the new ambulances and staff cars acquired in the past couple of years.

12/20/22 - Updated Blue Ash with a couple of new command vehicles placed into service this year - a Ford F-150 with District 13, and a Chevrolet Tahoe with Car 1301 - Fire Chief.

11/15/22 - Cincinnati established a new company on Nov 4, 2022 as Engine 235, and renumbered to Engine 1 on Nov 13, 2022.  The new company is located at Station 35 and was implemented to help with run volume at the station. Engine 1 is using a 2003 E-One pumper truck that was previously assigned to Engine 31.

10/23/22 - Cincinnati acquired a 2011 Chevrolet / Super-Vac / Summit ventilation unit from the Point Pleasant Fire District in Northern Kentucky.  It has been assigned to Station 21 as Ventilation 21.  The Station 21 page has been updated with the new arrival.

08/17/22 - A pair of new Ford / Horton ambulances were put into service with Medic 9 and Medic 12.  They are the first Cincinnati ambulances to be painted solid red since the late 1980's.  The Station 9 and Station 12 pages along with the medic roster page have been updated for the new units.

07/18/22 - Updated Cincinnati Station 18 with the 2005 Rosenbauer Panther recently placed into service with Crash Rescue 218.  The unit was acquired from the Cincinnati / NKY Int'l Airport (CVG) Fire Department.

05/07/22 - The latest version of "A Guide To Cincinnati Fire Apparatus" has been released.  Description and link to purchase is under the adjacent book cover.

12/16/21 - Updated Madeira / Indian Hill with new Ford / Horton  ambulance placed into service with Medic 65 and the Ford F-450 / CET for Support 65.  Also added a photo of the 2020 Chevrolet Tahoe for Car 6401 and updated several other apparatus / staff cars.

11/14/21 - The two new E-One Typhoon pumper trucks have been placed into service with Cincinnati Engine 20 and Engine 35.  Engine 35's previous apparatus, a 2020 E-One has been reassigned to Engine 21.  The Station 20, 21 and 35 pages have been updated with the unit changes.

08/05/21 - Updated Miami Township in Hamilton County with the 2018 Sutphen assigned to Engine 68 and the three 2019 Ford / Braiun ambulances assigned to Medic 68, Medic 69 and Medic 70.

03/28/21 - Cincinnati has placed a new E-One Typhoon rear-mount aerial in service with Ladder 17.  The Station 17 and active apparatus pages have been updated wtih the new arrival.  Also updated the active apparatus page with a timeline of purchases by manufacturer / chassis.

03/20/21 - Cincinnati purchased a new Ford F-350 in May of 2020 for the Fuel Truck and assigned it to Station 38.  The previous fuel truck, a 1998 Chevrolet 3500 was located at Station 12.  The fuel truck responds to incidents / events for refueling apparatus that are operating for extended periods of time.  Also updated the Training Bureau page for the 2012 Ford F-550 / Summit acquired from Sharonville (OH) for use as a utility / support vehicle.  The vehicle previously ran as Sharonville Chemical 86.

03/14/21 - Added a new page covering Wyoming Fire - EMS.

02/26/21 - Added a new page covering the Lockland Fire Department.

02/19/21 - Updated Woodlawn with the 2017 / 2018 purchases.  A pair of 2017 Ford / Medix ambulances for Medic 96 and Medic 296, a 2018 Ford F-250 for Brush 96 and a pair of 2018 Chevrolet Tahoes for Car 9601 / Car 9602.

02/12/21 - Large update of Sycamore Township, added the 2018 E-One assigned to Engine 92 and subsequent reassignments.  Also added the 2018 Ford / Horton ambulance for Medic 92 and several staff / support vehicles.

02/05/21 - General update of Blue Ash Station 13 and Station 15.  Added the 2019 Freightliner / Pierce assigned to Engine 213 along with several medic units and command / support vehicles. 

01/31/21 - Updated Montgomery with the 2020 Ford F-250 purchased for Support 73 and the 2019 Ford Expedition Max for Chief 7301.  Both vehicles are in the new black over red paint scheme for Montgomery.

01/29/21 - Updated Cincinnati Stations 34, 35, 37, 46, 49, 50 and 51 for new or reassigned apparatus.  Also updated the Training Bureau page for some apparatus changes.

01/22/21 - Updated Cincinnati Stations 19, 20, 24, 29, 31 and 32 for new or reassigned apparatus.

01/15/21 - Updated Cincinnati Stations 9, 12, 14, 17 and 18 for new or reassigned apparatus.

01/10/21 - The site has been on hiatus while I have been working on books and other projects.  In the coming weeks there will be a significant amount of site updates and revisions.  Cincinnati Stations 2, 3, 5, 7 and 8 have been updated with new and/or reassigned apparatus.  The Cincinnati apparatus roster page is now also current for new / reassigned apparatus.  

12/09/19 - Updated the Cincinnati apparatus roster page (current engines and ladders) and the medic roster page.

07/08/18 - General update of Cincinnati Station 31, added the updated Station 31 logo along with some additional apparatus photography and video links.

07/01/18 - Split coverage of the Cincinnati Fire Department's Mass Casualty Units and Decontamination Units into 2 new pages and added photos of all of the units.
The page for the Decon Units is here, and the page for the MCU's is here.

06/24/18 - The 1995 E-One previously assigned to Engine 18 has been reassigned to the Training Bureau as Engine 229.  This move took place last October but realized the Training Bureau page had not been updated so added photos of Engine 229. 

06/16/18 - Cincinnati received four new Ford / Horton ambulances in May.  They have been placed into service with Medics 17, 23, 29 and 51.  Photos of the new ambulances have been added to their respective station pages, and the medic roster page has also been updated.

03/11/18 - Cincinnati Medic 2 has received a new Emergency Vehicles Plus remount ambulance, and the Station 2 page has been updated with the new arrival.

03/05/18 - Updated the Cincinnati Station 35 page with the new Emergency Vehicles Plus remount ambulance for Medic 35.

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