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NORTH HAYS COUNTY FIRE / RESCUE ISO Information ISO rating of 3/10 244 square miles of northern Hays County 6 Fire Stations Combination career/volunteer organization (80 Total Staff) 5 Class A Engines 3 Pumper/Tenders 3 Tenders 9 Brush Trucks 4 Support Vehicles Standard 1st Alarm Structural Fire Response (Areas without fire hydrants) 3 Engine/Pumpers 3 Tenders/Tankers Combined pump capacity of 3500 gallons of water per minute Each Engine/Pumper carries 1000 gallons of water Each Tender/Tanker or Pumper/Tender carries 2000 gallons of water Combined water storage of 9000 gallons Typical personnel count is 14 on the first alarm Water Shuttle Operations:                                                                                                                                                                                              If the fire is taking place in an area of the district that has no pressurized domestic water system and the fire will exceed our on-board water supply, we will set up what is called a water shuttle operation.  Our personnel will set up a portable tank at the fire and the Tenders/Tankers will dump their water and go to the nearest water source, refill and return to the scene. A pumper will set up and draft water from the portable tank and supply water for the fire attack.  They will continue to do this until the fire is extinguished. We utilize a device called a "Turbo Draft" to obtain water from surface bodies of water such as lake, pond, stream, etc..  We have three in our fleet and a minimum of one is assigned to every first alarm for a structure fire in a non-hydrant area.  A Turbo Draft can deliver a maximum fire flow of up to 670 gallons of water per minute depending upon conditions.  We also have a portable floating pump appliance on our water tenders.  Every first alarm structure fire in a non-hydrant area will have at least two of these units deployed.  These units can deliver up to 150 gallons of water per minute depending upon conditions.    Standard 1st Alarm Structural Fire Response (Areas with fire hydrants) 5 Engine/Pumpers Combined pump capacity of 5750 gallons of water per minute Each Engine/Pumper carries 1000 gallons of water Combined water storage of 5000 gallons Typical personnel count is 14 on the first alarm Additional Assistance:                                                                                                                                                                                     For any fire exceeding the capabilities of our personnel and apparatus, we will request additional alarms which will continue to bring apparatus and personnel until there are enough resources on location to mitigate the incident.  Initially, we will utilize assistance from organizations within Hays, Travis and Blanco Counties. For any large scale incidents, we participate in the Texas Intrastate Fire Mutual Aid System.