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This page was last updated on: March 31, 2001 

This site created A. Johns and maintained by P. Johns, member, Machias Vol. Fire Dept.

 MVFD photos
Machias 1 (engine)
Machias 1
2000 KME Engine
Machias 4 (mini-pumper)
Machias 4
1970 Ford/Young Mini-Pumper

Machias 5 (tanker/pumper)
Machias 5
1990 GMC/JC Moore Ind. Tanker/Pumper

Machias 7 (rescue truck)
Machias 7
1995 International/EVI Rescue Truck
Machias 8 (ambulance)
Machias 8
2000 Ford/Braun Raider Select Ambulance
1938 American LaFrance 
1938 Amercian LaFrance Engine
First engine to be purchased new by MVFD.
Remained in service until  1984.
Still owned by Dept. as historical piece.

On October 10, 1998, the Machias Volunteer Fire Department celebrated Fire Prevention Week with an open house at the bingo hall. Fire Safety information and displays were presented by the Fire Department and the Junior Fire Department, and all the apparatus was on display. In addition, a mock auto accident was staged to demonstrate the extrication and patient care services provided by the department. The Franklinville Fire Department demonstrated the use of their "Jaws of Life" tools, and Olean 10 (the Advanced Life Support unit from Olean General Hospital) was also on hand to assist in the drill. In spite of the cloudy weather, Mercy Flight was able to land and demonstrate its medivac capabilities. Below are some photos highlighting the day:
Olean 10 
Olean 10
extrication demonstration 
extrication demonstration 
The Franklinville Fire Department demonstrate how to remove a vehicle roof using their "Jaws of Life."
extrication demonstration 
extrication demonstration 
The Machias Fire Department and Junior Fire Department demonstrate the care and removal of a patient from an overturned car.
Mercy Flight lands 
loading Mercy Flight 
Mercy Flight takes off 
Mercy Flight lands.
The "patient" is loaded onto Mercy Flight.
Mercy Flight takes off.

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