Car 40

Car 40 is a 2017 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 pickup truck, utilized as a Rapid Response Vehicle and driven by the Chief of Department. The truck was custom outfitted to DFD specs. It features a custom, center console with Motorola radios monitoring fire/police/EMS traffic in Darien and surrounding towns. An iPad provides real-time incident information, individual fire fighter accountability via GPS, digital Knox-box access, incident-command resources. The truck features a bed cover with custom-Poly slide-out containing a full complement of fire fighting turnout gear, SCBA air pack, extinguishers, Irons (Halligan and Axe), chainsaw, Hurst "Jaws of Life" combination tool, water-rescue equip, ropes, and more.

Truck Details

  • Type: 2017 Chevrolet Silverado 2500
  • In Service: January 2017
  • Assignments: All Incidents
  • Communications: 6 radios + iPad
  • Equip. Storage: 1,000 lb slide-out
  • Command Center
  • Radios
  • iPad w/ CAD
  • SCBA Air Pack
  • Turnout Gear
  • Medical Kit
  • Hurst Hydraulic Tools
  • Chainsaw
  • Extinguishers
  • Water Rescue Equip.
  • Portable Radios
  • Portable Lights

Assigned To

Oversees all fireground operations including personnel and equipment.

Chief

Vic Pensiero

Chief of Department Meet Our Officers

Walkaround

Each apparatus is custom-built to our demanding specifications, outfitted with the latest technology and tools, and tailored to the wide range of alarms we handle.