Dagsboro Volunteer Fire Department


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Phone : 302-732-6151

Fax : 302-732-1091

Mailing & Shipping Address:
Dagsboro Fire Department
P.O. Box 128 Dagsboro, DE 19939

Physical Address:
31818 Waples St.
Dagsboro, DE 19939

Emergency Dial 9.1.1

Serving our Community since 1943


Chevrolet - Brush 730

Brush 730 is a 1991 GMC 3/4 ton pick-up equipped with a 250 gallon booster tank and a 150 gpm hale pump. This unit is also equipped with a 300' booster line on a top mounted reel and a 1" 3/4 pre-connected attack line, 600' of forestry line, 20 gallons of AFFF, and has all the necessary hand tools need for its role. Brush 730 is 1st due on all Woods, Field, Brush, and Grass fire assignments.

Pierce - Engine/Tanker 73

Engine/Tanker 73 was a 1988 Pierce (6) six man cab, with a 2500 gallon tank & 2000 gpm two stage Waterous pump. Purchased from Sharptown VFD in September 2005. Equipped with 1500' of 5" LDH, (2)1 3/4" pre-connects, (2)2" pre-connects (smooth bores), a top mounted deluge gun along with a vast array of hand & power tools. Engine/Tanker 73 was second due on all assignments & is now running calls with the Cheriton Volunteer Fire Department in Northhampton County on Virginia's Eastern Shore.

Sutphen Custom Engine - Engine 732

Engine 2 is a 1991 custom built Sutphen 10 man enclosed cab Class A Engine Company. Engine 2 is equipped as a Rescue/Engine with a 1500 gpm. Hale pump, a 1000 gallon booster tank and 15 gallons of AFFF, 5 SCOTT 4.5, 45 min. SCBA,(1)1 3/4" attack lines,(1)1 3/4" pre-connected smooth bore attack line, (1)1 3/4" front bumber line, 1 pre-connected 2" Blitz line, 1000 ft. 5" LDH, and a top mounted Deluge gun. Equipped with a vast array of hand tools and a Hurst Combination Tool, O-Cutter & a 90" Telescoping Ram. Engine 2 is first due on all MVC's and serves as the departments cover assignment & LZ unit. Engine 2 is the third due Engine on all Box, Structure, Investigations, Haz-Mat assignments.

Sutphen Custom Heavy Rescue - Rescue 73

Rescue 73 is a 1999 Custom built Heavy Rescue, and is the first complete Rescue Truck the Sutphen Corporation built. The truck it self sits on a (10) man-cab Sutphen Tower frame powered by a 700 series Detroit Diesel with a 24 ft. walk around box with Rom roll up doors. The crew compartment comfortably seats (8) personnel with plenty of room to don the (6) SCOTT 4.5, 45 min SCBA's mounted in the cab with (1) additional SCBA mounted in the front officers seat & (6) spare bottles. Equipped with a 35 kw Onan generator that powers (8) Focus Scene Lights intergraded in the rescue body, (3) on each side and (2) on the rear & the 30 ft. Wilber Light Tower equipped with (6) 2000 watt Flood Light with 360 degree turning capability and (2) 1500 watt Flood Lights fixed facing down for added light around the unit. A 12,000 lbs winch with 150' of 1/2 inch cable is mounted in the front bumper for easy access. With a full complement of Forcible Entry, Salvage, Ventilation, Heavy Lifting, Shoring & Technical Rescue equipment. Hurst extrication equipment includes,(1) Maverick Tool, (1) O-Cutter, & (1) 32-B Jaws pre-connected, along with an additional portable Hurst unit with a second set of O-cutters, 32-A Jaws & a complete set of Hurst Rams. Rescue 73 is capable of handling most calls.

Sutphen Custom Engine - Engine 731

Engine 731 is a 1983 custom built Sutphen 5 man open cab Class A Engine Company. Engine 1 is equipped with a 1750 gpm. Hale pump, a 1000 gallon boosted tank, and 15 gallons of AFFF. Engine 1 also carries 3 SCOTT 4.5, 45 min. SCBA, 3 pre-connected 1 3/4" attack lines, 1 pre-connected 2" Blitz line, 1000 ft. of 5" LDH, 350 ft. of 3" supply line, and a top mounted Deluge gun. Engine 1 carries an assortment of hand & power tools and is the work horse of the department and is first due on all Box, Structure, Investigations, Haz-Mat, and Assist assignments. This truck was refurbished in 2003 with new wiring, paint, compartment space, poly tank, and front trash line.

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