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Repeater for Fire/Tactical communications for the Brighton Fire Department based in the Town of Brighton, NY and covering the Brighton Fire District.

Callsign: WPJK568

Brighton has a number of apparatus to serve the needs of the community. These include Quints, Engines (engines are sometimes referred to as "pumpers"), Rescues,  and Squad Vehicles.

Brighton has three Engines. An Engine's primary purpose is to bring and pump supply water for extinguishment of fire. In addition Brighton’s Engines are equipped with emergency medical supplies and some ice water rescue equipment.

Brighton has two Quints. A quint is a vehicle that combines the benefits of a ladder truck and an engine.  Having the versatility to serve in both roles (ladder or engine), The ladder is used to provide elevated access to structures for rescue and for ventilation options during a structure fire.  Additionally, BFD sends the quint to all expressway incidents, to serve as a shield between oncoming traffic, and the emergency workers and citizens at the incident. Brighton’s Quints carry hydraulic rescue tools, emergency medical supplies, ice water rescue equipment, and chimney fire tools.

Brighton has one Rescue. Rescue trucks are essentially rolling tool boxes, and it is dispatched to all structure fires and motor vehicle accidents with reports of people trapped. BFD’s Rescue is equipped with a full compliment of hydraulic extrication tools and has a system for refilling air bottles that are used by firefighters in structure fires. 

Brighton has one Squad Vehicle.  The Squad Vehicle carries the tools and equipment for five firefighters to make initial progress at an incident scene until Engines, Quints, and Rescues arrive with more specialized equipment.