The Dreadnaught Hook, Ladder and Hose Company Number 1 proudly protects 22,469 people (2000 US Census Bureau) living in an area of 10 square miles. We operate out of 1 station that protects a primarily residential area. Our department is a public department whose members are on a volunteer status. We have an ISO rating of 4 (as a department).
The Dreadnaught Hook, Ladder and Hose Company Number 1 is one of 4 fire stations/companies (the other 3 are engine companies) and 1 rescue station proudly protecting the Town of Bristol.
Our station is also the:
Location for the Engine 4 Fog Squad (made up of members from the 4 fire companies, including ours)
We are the busiest of the 4 fire companies, with at least one of our 3 units (not including E-4) responding to most fire call dispatches.
In addition to protecting the approximately 22,000 citizens of Bristol, we also protect:
About 15 miles of coastline (over 10.5 square miles of water)
Over 4,000 students (about 80% living on campus) at Roger Williams University (RWU)
Many industrial companies, particularly boat building
7 secondary schools in the Town
3 nursing homes
Several assisted living and group homes
We respond to all structure fires, smoke conditions and building alarms, motor vehicle accidents, hazmat incidents, water rescues, and other emergencies.