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The CFD currently has 12 transport units in service. They are numbered according to the engine house where they are quartered. All are Advanced Life Support units. Medic units are quartered at Engines: 2-3-9-12-17-19-23-24-29-35-46-51. There are also 3 EMS supervisors (Lieutenants) on duty, identified as ALS 32-34-35. An ALS supervisor responds to all entrapments, mass casualty incidents, large incidents, 1-alarm fires, and any time there are no rescue units available. During weather extremes and for special events, more transport units are placed in service to cover increased demand.

Medic 35 2014 Ford/Life Star Shop #41451
The ambulance body is a Braun that has been remounted on to a new chassis.
Photo Steve Hagy

ALS 32, 2006 Ford Explorer, Shop # 60676. ALS 32 went in Service 1-22-12.
Photo Bill Strite, IFPA

ALS 32, 2006 Ford Explorer, Shop # 60676.
Photo Bill Strite, IFPA

Response times are critical whether you are going to a fire or medical assistance call. Here Rescue 14 makes the turn across from their quarters to head north on Central Avenue enroute to an emergency.
Photo Steve Hagy

Ambulance 9 2007 Ford/Braun Shop #71452
The box on this ambulance is an older unit that was remounted by Life Star.
Photo Steve Hagy

Waiting for the next run to come in; Rescue 46 looking out onto Hyde Park square.
Photo Steve Hagy

Rescue 46 2005 Ford/Braun Shop #51456
Photo Bob Luce

Rescue 46 2003 Ford/Braun Shop #31451
Three of these ambulances were purchased and assigned to Rescue's 14, 24, and 46.
Photo Bill Strite

Ambulance 9 2003 Ford/Braun Shop #31452
Photo Steve Hagy

Lieutenant Doug Barnett Sr. is assigned to Rescue 2 on Unit 3. Rescue 2 is the E.M.S. field supervisor for the 10 transport units in service.
Photo Steve Hagy

Rescue 2 2001 Ford Expedition Shop #10693
Photo Steve Hagy

Rescue 14 2001 IH-Wheeled Coach Shop #11452
Photo Steve Hagy

1997 Taylor Dunn Shop #97449
This cart is used during special events. Here it is seen at the Cincinnati Fire Museum's Chili Festival!
Photo Steve Hagy

1997 IH-Wheeled Coach BLS Ambulance Shop #71451
The working end of one of the ambulances is shown.
Photo Steve Hagy

1997 John Deere Shop #72817
The Gator is kept for use on EMS runs along the bike trail the circles Lunken Airport.
Photo David J. Jones

1997 IH-Wheeled Coach BLS Ambulance Shop #71450
1 of 2 purchased in 1997 and shown here while assigned to Ambulance 12.
Photo Steve Hagy

Ambulance 12 1992 Ford-Wheeled Coach Shop #21461
1 of 6 purchased.
Photo Steve Hagy

1988 Chevrolet-Horton Shop #81455 This unit is Ambulance 5 or 31 depending on the numbering system in use at the time.
When first established, ambulances were assigned their unit number to correspond with each of the 5 districts. Ambulance 5 was quartered at Engine 31. Photo Steve Hagy
Photo Steve Hagy

Ambulance 2 1988 Chevrolet-Wheeled Coach Shop #81459
Five of these units were purchased in 1988. Ambulance 2 had their unit designation changed to Ambulance 17.
Photo Steve Hagy

Rescue 46 1982 Chevrolet/Springfield Shop #21453
These look good in red...
Photo Steve Hagy

Rescue 38 1980 Ford/Horton Shop #2289
Check out those beacon style warning lights on the roof!
Photo Steve Hagy

Rescue 14 1978 Chevrolet-Horton Shop #2281
Photo Steve Hagy

Rescue 2 1973 Chevrolet-Horton Shop #2282
Photo Steve Hagy

Two of these ambulances were purchased in 1969 and were constructed using International chassis. Ambulance 2 is seen here on a chlorine leak response at Woodward High School during the summer of 1970.
Photo Steve Hagy

Ambulance 1 1962 Cadillac-Superior Shop #2282
The crew of the ambulance has stopped by the Fire Tower in Eden Park for a visit with the dispatchers.
Photo Pat Holz

Ambulance 1 1956 Cadillac-Sayers & Scoville Shop #25009
There were 2 of these Cadillac's assigned to Ambulance 1, but only one was in service per shift.
Photo Ed Effron

Ambulance 1 1956 Cadillac-Sayers & Scoville Shop #25010
Although the two 1956 cadillac's were identical, they can be told apart as they have a different style warning light mounted on the roof.
Photo Ed Effron

Ambulance 2 1937 Sayers & Scoville
This model of ambulance was known as a Kenwood. The ambulance appears to have been involved in an accident as both fenders are damaged.
Photo Steve Hagy Collection

Ambulance 1 1934 Sayers & Scoville "Brighton" model ambulance.
Squad 52's 1918 Ahrens-Fox rescue truck is also shown. It appears that radios may have been installed in these units, which is why this photo was taken. The Sayers & Scoville plant was located on Colerain Avenue in the Brighton area of Cincinnati, which is probably why that model designation was used.
Photo Steve Hagy Collection